Got an urge for chocolate? Want a warming treat? This nutrient-dense cup is no danger to your waistline! With some spice to add a delicious kick, this hot chocolate is the perfect craving satisfier as the weather cools down.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield4
  • Serving Size1/2 cup
  • Energy140 cal
  • Course
    • Dessert
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Reboot Program
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program


  • ½ cup of cashews
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp of cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of natural vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Cacao nibs (optional)



Add all ingredients into a high powder blender and blend for 5 minutes or until it is hot. I used a Vitamix, which heats the liquid after a few minutes on maximum speed.


If you don’t have a high powered blender, mill the cashews into a fine meal with a food processor. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth then heat in a small saucepan until warm over a medium heat. Do not boil.


Sprinkle cacao nibs on top if you’d like. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Cashew – blanched almonds, macadamias

Cacao – carob, cacao nibs

Maple syrup – honey, Stevia

Chili – cayenne

  • 4 servings per container
  • Serving Size1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories140
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat8 g10.26%
  • Saturated Fat2 g10%
  • Total Carbohydrate14 g5.09%
  • Dietary Fiber2 g7.14%
  • Total Sugars7 g
  • Added Sugars6 g12%
  • Protein3 g6%
  • Calcium18 mg1.38%
  • Iron1 mg5.56%
  • Potassium172 mg3.66%

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