Warm and cozy hot chocolate pairs beautifully with fortifying herbs for the ultimate fall cocoa drink!

Hot Chocolate With Maca and Tonic Herbs [Vegan]





Cooking Time




  • 8-ounces unsweetened coconut milk (we use So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup or stevia to taste (a little goes a long way)
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch chili powder
  • 1 dropper reishi extract (we make our own from wild-harvested reishi, but you can purchase from a company like Dragon Herbs)
  • 1 capsule each Rhodiola and holy basil (I like Gaiam herbs for the flavor and potency. Open the capsules into the drink before serving)
  • 2-4 Dandies vegan marshmallows to garnish each cup (optional)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender and heat in a saucepan before serving.
  2. You can store the blended drink in your refrigerator and heat it as desired. It will keep nicely for a week or two. It is also delicious iced or as a base for a smoothie with a banana or two!
  3. Because there is caffeine in the chocolate and maca is a very energizing substance, I do not recommend drinking this late at night.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 262 | Total Carbs: 55g | Total Fat: 4g | Total Protein: 2g | Total Sodium: 62mg | Total Sugar: 43g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.