Hemp Hot Chocolate

Photo courtesy Mystee Maisonet

Photo courtesy Mystee Maisonet

This nutritious hot chocolate is sure to warm you this winter!

My favourite sweetener is hazelnut flavored agave syrup but raw honey or maple syrup are equally delicious. If using honey or maple syrup to sweeten, try a pinch of cayenne and a 1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon for a Mexican twist.

-2 cups very warm water (remove from the heat just before it boils)
-4 tbsp. of hazelnut flavoured agave syrup
-1/4 cup raw cacao powder
-1 tbsp. raw coconut oil
-1 tsp. of coconut mana (coconut butter)
-1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
-a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
-1/4 cup raw hemp seeds

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender for one minute until smooth and frothy.

Divide into two large or four smaller cups to serve.

Mystee Maisonet

Mystee Maisonet

Whenever possible, Mystee embraces the outdoors. In her native Banff she’s often spotted with husband Rick and two grown sons enjoying her favorite sports of hiking, skiing, cycling and supping. Her love of yoga and passion for cooking are the things that bring her indoors with a smile. In summer months, Mystee can be found at the Banff Farmer’s Market keeping Banffites cool with her “Om Cooking” gourmet popsicles.