Creamy Date & Tahini Hot Chocolate

∙ dairy-free with Oats

Smooth, rich and creamy; my hot chocolate with dates and tahini is a true whole foods recipe.  I use dates as a sweetener to add nutrient density, minerals and fibre. 

 

Dates, oats, tahini, and cacao are anti-inflammatory, brain, nervous systems and heart-healthy tonic foods making this hot chocolate a delicious food as medicine hug in a mug and a great afternoon pick-me-up or quick morning meal in a mug.  You could make as an iced chocolate smoothie style.

  • Prep 2mins
  • Cook Time 45 seconds
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving1 mug
  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.

  • Heart Healthy

    Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.

  • Calms Nerves Anxiety
  • Brain Healthy

    Brain Healthy recipes have ingredients that support healthy brain and tissue repair, growth and development, cognitive function and memory

Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1-2 pitted dates OR 1-2 tsp date sugar
  • 1 ½ cups hot water

Method

Creamy Date & Tahini Hot Chocolate

 

ADD ALL Ingredients to a blender jug.

 

BLEND 45 seconds until smooth.

 

SERVE immediately in a mug.   Pair with Crazy Bird Cookies or Healthy Carrot Zucchini Muffins 

Tips + Suggestions

EXTRA CREAMY use Milk of your choice instead of water.

 

SWAP dates for raisins or sweetener of your choice.

 

LOW FODMAP + IBS use 1 date or swap for maple syrup.

 

ADD protein powder other medicinals you are working with.  MAKE it iced like you would a smoothie.