Adaptogenic Aztec Cocoa

Adaptogenic Aztec Cocoa

Adaptogens are traditional herbs that help the body adapt in times of stress, making this superfood cocoa a wonderful way to relax at the end of a long day. Natural or raw cocoa powder contain high levels of flavonols that help fight inflammation and hemp seeds provide a little boost of protein and healthy fats - proof positive that treats can be healthy too!

Makes One Drink
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian


1 cup (250ml) water
2 tablespoons (30ml) Planet Hemp Superfood hemp seeds
1 tablespoon (15ml) raw cacao powder or natural cocoa powder
1 tablespoon (15ml) almond or cashew butter
1-2 teaspoons (5-10ml) honey or maple syrup
½ teaspoon (2.5ml) cinnamon
½ teaspoon (2.5ml) pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon (2.5ml) ashwagandha, rhodiola or reishi powder or a combination
big pinch cayenne or ground ancho pepper


Add water, hemp seeds, cacao, nut butter, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, adaptogen powder and pepper to a high speed blender and blend on the heat setting. If you don’t have a blender with a heat setting, simply transfer the drink to a pot and heat gently on medium until warm.

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