Medicinal Hot Chocolate with Cacao, Date & Tahini

Adrenal Restorative Hug in a Mug • Dairy-free

This hot cacao is an adrenal restorative hug in a Mug made with dates + creamy Tahini + supportive botanicals all blended together to make a fabulous and nourishing restorative drink | snack that’s good any time of the day and great as a warming 3 pm pick-me-up! 


I have a tendency to be busy and tax my adrenals and I am always looking for something yummy…I created this specifically to help me focus on restoring and nourishing my adrenal system and give myself a good dose of nutrient-dense mineral-rich foods that my body can easily absorb. A great warming afternoon “snack” especially in the colder months.  This blend has a deep, rich, earthy taste but is not sweet, 1 date is enough to balance the taste if you need more sweetness add more dates…

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook Time 1 min
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving1 mug
  • Herbal Medicinal

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  • Mineral Rich

    Ingredients are naturally rich in essential minerals. Salty taste in botanicals like parsley, nettles, seaweeds indicates the plants have a high mineral content.

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  • Vegan

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  • 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 date - deseeded
  • 1 teaspoon tahini *
  • 1 teaspoon plant protein powder - plain
  • 1 teaspoon Lucuma*
  • 1 teaspoon Tocotrienols powder*
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon Ashwagandha Root powder **
  • ½ teaspoon Triphala*
  • 1 ½ cups hot water


Hot Chocolate with Cacao, Date & Tahini


BLEND all ingredients together in a high-speed blender.


TASTE – if you need more sweetness add more…


DRINK warm in a mug; treat yourself to a few moments to yourself away from devices while you enjoy this restorative food as medicine.


STORE – you can double this recipe, store in the fridge and reheat gently on the stovetop or in the blender with a little added hot water.

Tips + Suggestions

*LOW FODMAP use sugar or maple syrup instead of dates for sweetness


MAKE-AHEAD: Mix up a triple batch of the powders together in a small jar for a super-fast Hug in a Mug.


TAHINI is sesame seed paste. Tahini can be substituted for coconut oil or another nut or seed butter; adds creaminess, nutrients and fat as some nutrients are fat-soluble.


* Tocotrienols powder – a Vitamin E isomer with anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory benefits, an insoluble fibre with a creamy, malty flavour and texture.


** Ashwagandha Root is a contraindication to pregnancy, certain diseases, illnesses, conditions and some medications, use under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner. 
*Ashwagandha Root is an important Ayurvedic herb, considered an adaptogen due to its deeply restorative properties.


*Triphala an important balancing and restorative Ayurvedic formula made from 3 fruits. 


*Lucuma is a nutrient-dense low-glycemic sweetener made from dried fruit – be sure to buy sustainably grown and harvested, organic, fair-trade.