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Healthy Maca Hot Chocolate

by Capri Lilly

Maca Hot Chocolate. Maca Root Powder is an energy, mood, memory, and metabolism-enhancing superfood packed with nutrients! It has a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with nutrient-dense raw cacao powder to make this rich, decadent Maca Hot Chocolate! Now you can enjoy your favorite hot chocolate with a nourishing boost!

If hot chocolate is your favorite, you’ll want to try my Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate or Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe next!

glass of maca hot chocolate with vegan whipped cream

With the weather getting chillier and the sun going down a bit earlier each day, warm, cozy drinks are an absolute must! I LOVE a delicious cozy drink that’s indulgent and warms me from the inside out. It is even better when it tastes great AND provides essential nutrients! 

two glasses of maca hot chocolate

You all know I am a superfood fanatic!! I love finding unique and flavorful ways to easily incorporate superfoods into our daily diet! Maca root is one of my favorite superfoods! I use it often in my smoothies. If you’re curious about how to use maca in a smoothie and want to learn about more superfoods, you can check out my 16 Healthy Superfood Smoothie Recipes post! 

So, let’s talk about maca and how to make this tasty hot chocolate!

close up of hot chocolate in a glass mug

What is Maca?

Maca is a plant that grows in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is also referred to as Peruvian ginseng. Maca root is typically ground into a powder and has a warm, nutty, earthy flavor. It has been used for centuries to help improve libido, fertility, and boost energy. It has numerous health benefits! Here are a few:

Maca Health Benefits

  • Contains Iron, Potassium, and Calcium.
  • Boost Energy and Endurance
  • Contains Flavonoids That Help to Improve Mood And Reduce Anxiety And Depression
  • Improves Fertility in men
  • Improves Women’s Reproductive Function
  • Reduces Symptoms of Menopause
  • Helps Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Improves Focus and Memory

How To Use Maca Powder?

You can add maca powder to your diet easily by adding it to juices, smoothies, warm drinks, porridge, cereals, oatmeal, and more!

Its nutty flavor tastes perfect with chocolate, and mixed with warm non-dairy milk will make the best healthy hot chocolate!

ingredients needed to make maca hot chocolate: non-dairy milk, maple syrup, maca powder, cacao powder, and vanilla extract

5-Ingredient Healthy Maca Hot Chocolate. Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk of Choice
  • Raw Cacao Powder
  • Maca Powder
  • Maple Sryup
  • Vanilla Extract

Cacao vs Cocoa

For this hot chocolate recipe, I like to use raw cacao powder, which is unprocessed chocolate made from raw cacao beans. Although cocoa powder comes from the same source, it loses most of its nutrients as it is heated and chemically processed during manufacturing. Of course, you can use cocoa powder if you choose, but I highly recommend using cacao powder.

Raw Cacao Powder is an amazing superfood with a ton of benefits!

Now that you know all the incredible health benefits of this Maca Hot Chocolate, let’s go over how easy it is to make it at home!

How To Make Maca Hot Chocolate

You can make this healthy hot chocolate recipe in one simple step! Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and whisk to thoroughly combine and remove any clumps. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. remove the mixture from the heat and pour it into your favorite mug. Enjoy!

ingredients for maca hot chocolate in a saucepan with whisk
ingredients for maca hot chocolate in a saucepan with whisk. ingredients fully combined

This maca hot chocolate is absolutely delicious! It tastes just like your typical hot chocolate, except with this recipe you’re enjoying a vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, healthy treat!

Optional Add-ins and Variations To Your Maca Hot Chocolate

  • Mix in 1/4 tsp cinnamon for more warm, holiday flavor.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp Sea Moss Gel for even more of a nutrient boost. (Learn about Sea Moss in this post)
  • Top with Coconut Whipped Cream and Vegan Marshmallows for more of a treat!
two glasses of maca hot chocolate

I hope you enjoy this Maca Hot Chocolate Recipe


If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love seeing my recipes come to life in your kitchen.

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two glasses of maca hot chocolate topped with coconut whipped cream and vegan marshmallows
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5 from 15 votes

Healthy Maca Hot Chocolate

Maca Hot Chocolate. Maca Root Powder is an energy, mood, memory, and metabolism-enhancing superfood packed with nutrients! It has a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with nutrient-dense raw cacao powder to make this rich, decadent Maca Hot Chocolate! Now you can enjoy your favorite hot chocolate with a nourishing boost!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: best dairy free hot chocolate, cacao hot chocolate recipe, gluten-free, healthy hot chocolate, hot chocolate no sugar, maca, maca drink recipe, maca hot chocolate, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tbsp Maca Powder
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup or Date Syrup, plus more if desired
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

Optional Add-ins

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp Sea Moss Gel

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan (plus any optional add-ins) and whisk to thoroughly combine and remove any clumps.
  • Heat the mixture over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. remove the mixture from the heat and pour it into your favorite mug. Enjoy!

Notes

Recommended Products: 
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Maca Powder: Navitas Organics Maca Powder | Amazon
Cacao Powder: Terrasoul Superfoods Raw Organic Cacao Powder | Amazon
 

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28 comments

Andréa Janssen December 8, 2021 - 8:10 pm

5 stars
Hot chocolate is always delicious when it’s cold outside. This sounds really delicious.

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Lindsay Howerton-Hastings December 8, 2021 - 8:19 pm

5 stars
This was SO good, love all the wholesome ingredients! Definitely going to be making again and again.

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Capri Lilly December 9, 2021 - 9:42 pm

Hi Lindsay! I am so glad you like!

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Linda December 8, 2021 - 8:53 pm

5 stars
I can’t wait to try this! I’m always looking for ingenious ways to incorporate superfoods and supplements into the foods I eat regularly. It looks so decadent and delish!

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Capri Lilly December 9, 2021 - 9:43 pm

Hi Linda! If you love rich hot chocolate, then I think you’ll LOVE it! 🙂

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Jeri December 9, 2021 - 1:20 am

5 stars
I have never heard of Maca Root Powder! I can’t wait to try it in this healthy hot chocolate. It looks delicious!

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Capri Lilly December 9, 2021 - 9:44 pm

Hi Jeri! It is one of my favorite superfoods! I love adding it to smoothies and juices, especially in the morning. It gives me a little energy boost and always makes me feel great! I hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂

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Marta December 9, 2021 - 2:31 am

5 stars
You are always introducing me to new foods and I can’t thank you enough! This maca hot chocolate sure didn’t taste healthy, but I felt so good knowing it is good for me.

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Capri Lilly December 9, 2021 - 9:39 pm

Hi, my friend! It is so delicious, right!? I love sharing my favorite superfoods, so I am glad you enjoy it! 🙂

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Stephanie December 9, 2021 - 7:06 am

5 stars
This was the perfect holiday chocolate treat! There’s nothing better than hot chocolate to warm you up. I also loved the addition of sea moss. It’s great to get a treat with a healthy boost of minerals.

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Capri Lilly December 9, 2021 - 9:46 pm

Hi Stephanie! It’s definitely such a treat! I am so happy you liked it. I love it with sea moss too! 🙂

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Leslie December 9, 2021 - 5:46 pm

5 stars
I crave warm, healthy drink recipes like this in the winter! This is a wonderful recipe, thank you!

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Capri Lilly December 9, 2021 - 9:45 pm

Hi Leslie! This is just that: warm, cozy, & healthy! It’s my favorite right now. Enjoy! 🙂

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Kate December 10, 2021 - 6:44 am

5 stars
This was so cozy and delicious! Glad to have found another way of incorporating maca in my meals.

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Capri Lilly December 10, 2021 - 6:12 pm

Hi Kate! I am glad you liked 🙂

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Erique December 13, 2021 - 12:50 am

5 stars
I am a fan of maca root powder but never had it in hot chocolate. I’ve been missing out! This hot chocolate recipe is delicious.

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2021 - 8:01 am

Hi Enrique! Maca + Chocolate is THE BEST! I am glad you tried and enjoyed it!

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Robin December 13, 2021 - 10:11 pm

5 stars
You’re always good for nutritious and delicious recipes and this hot chocolate was no exception. It will be on repeat around the holidays.

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2021 - 7:58 am

Hi, my friend! Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoy the recipe 🙂

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Jessica Lawson December 14, 2021 - 3:11 pm

5 stars
I use maca in my smoothies all the time but never thought to add it to hot chocolate! Made this on Sunday for my holiday movie marathon and it was SO GOOD. Will be making this over and over again throughout the season.

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Capri Lilly December 14, 2021 - 5:44 pm

Hi Jessica! I love adding maca to my smoothies too! I am glad you like the hot chocolate recipe!

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Chenée December 15, 2021 - 7:46 am

5 stars
This is such a delicious way to enjoy hot chocolate, and I felt great getting so many nutrients!!

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Jen Sim December 15, 2021 - 12:41 pm

5 stars
This maca and chocolate drink was a winning combo for me. I also love the fact that there are health benefits. Yumm!

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Capri Lilly December 15, 2021 - 5:11 pm

Same! I love tasty drinks with health benefits!

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Jazz December 15, 2021 - 5:57 pm

5 stars
I love this recipe! We enjoyed it in front of the Netflix fire last night and it is the only way I want to make hot chocolate now.

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Capri Lilly December 16, 2021 - 6:05 pm

Hi Jazz! That sounds like the perfect night!

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Tamara Johnson December 15, 2021 - 7:35 pm

5 stars
I had some maca powder in my pantry that I have been adding to smoothies. This was such a delicious way to use it! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Capri Lilly December 16, 2021 - 6:05 pm

Hi Tamara! I am glad you liked it 🙂

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Nourishing Hot Chocolate!