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Living in Alberta, where winters typically start in November, I usually start to crave this warm beverage as the seasons change. I have had my fair share of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha’s in the past but let me tell you, Starbucks has nothing on this gut loving, brain boosting elixir. This warm, blended beverage is a mixture of blended herbs, cacao and fats which result in a creamy dairy free latte with no sugar. However, if you prefer your beverages to be on the sweeter side, try adding a couple drops of stevia, a few teaspoons of monk fruit (a low caloric sweetener), pure maple syrup, coconut sugar or raw honey. My preference is to enjoy the rich, bold taste of the cacao without any sweeteners.
Dairy-Free Peppermint Mocha Elixir
This is a delicious warm herbal, chocolatey and minty beverage to get your morning started.
- 1 cup hot water (you can add coffee instead of hot water and omit the dandy blend)
- 1.5 tbsp dandy blend (herbal, caffeine free coffee alternative)
- 2 tsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp cacao butter
- 1 tbsp cashews
- 1 drop food grade Peppermint essential oil
- 1/4 tsp medicinal mushroom blend
- 1/4 tsp maca powder (Optional)
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and frothy. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!