Spicy Cinnamon Superfood Hot Chocolate

Everyone wants to peek inside a nutritionist’s kitchen, right?

Don’t deny it. We have an innate curiosity about how the healthy folks live and want to know their secrets so we can copy them.

I spent the last three months working for a gal who cured herself of Crohn’s disease, and I was as eager as anyone else to figure out all her tricks.

I was surprised to discover that for a nutritionist who runs a cooking school, Meghan doesn’t really eat all that much. Rather, she drinks.

Now, before you begin crafting images in your head of Meghan nibbling on crudités and sucking back martinis, that’s not what she does. Instead, she packs nutrition into all sorts of imaginative super-powered juices, smoothies and elixirs so that every sip is bursting with energy-giving medicine.

It really got me thinking beyond my hardy green smoothie.

Now that I’m back home with my husband, my Vitamix and my superfoods, it’s the perfect time explore my inner mixologist.

What I came up with was this warming, satiating drink that is oozing with healthy fats, minerals and antioxidants. (Just so we’re clear – it doesn’t ooze literally.) Plus, because it’s blended, this drink is far easier on my digestive tract, setting the stage for nourishment and healing.

What is your favourite go-to superfood elixir?

Spicy Cinnamon Superfood Hot Chocolate
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
  • 1 ¼ cup hot water or almond milk
  • 1 heaping tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp Irish Moss
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cacao butter
  • 1 tsp lucuma powder
  • ¼ tsp mushroom powder
  • 1 drop food-grade cinnamon essential oil (this one will change your life), or ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • teensy bit of cayenne, or more to taste
  • coconut sugar to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and whirl until smooth.
  2. Or, heat everything gently over low heat until warm. Don't let it boil.


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7 Responses to Spicy Cinnamon Superfood Hot Chocolate

  1. indialeigh April 4, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    what a great mix of ingredients. Is the water sure not to be boiling so not to kill the good stuff? Is it ANY mushroom powder?

    thanks Sondi

    • Sondi Bruner April 4, 2012 at 9:42 am #

      You could use any mushroom powder. I recommend hot water instead of boiling for blending safety – it can be dangerous to blend super hot liquids if you don’t have a high powered blender like a Vitamix.

  2. Bonnie Duchscherer April 4, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    Sounds great,where do you get the cinnamon oil, and mushroom powder, are you going to be teaching on the west coast.

    • Sondi Bruner April 4, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      I’ve got the link to the cinnamon oil in the post – it’s from Living Libations and it’s fantastic. The mushroom powder is by Harmonic Arts, it’s a 6-mushroom blend. You could leave it out if you can’t find it. I will be teaching on the west coast, just need to figure out when, where and how! What kind of classes would you like to see?

  3. Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) April 5, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    Aw, Sonderson. Thanks for the love. We miss you oh so much, come back…and we will make you fountains upon fountains of warm delicious drinks for you (and Tim- he can play D&D in the kitchen if he wants! The loft can be his lair! Eh? Eh?)

    • Sondi Bruner April 5, 2012 at 8:34 am #

      I think the loft is too bright and pink to be a mancave! But maybe we can lull him there with lots of delicious food and treats. I made him the detox chocolate mints yesterday and he was all over it. I’m going to make a trail of them that leads to Toronto…

  4. m.c. April 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    omg that looks soooooooooooooooooo good, making for the office tmw morn. one of our writers put together a list of 28 super foods! not as tasty looking but i think it’s pretty interesting. some ones on there that you wouldn’t think of like bok choy. http://www.chrisbyrnes.com/2012/04/13/the-28-healthiest-foods-on-earth/