Here is used the almond butter but you can certainly substitute it for any nut or seed butter – hazelnut butter, peanut butter, or tahini (sesame butter). There are so many different flavor profiles to go with. The portion below serves two, but if you’re wanting a single serve just halve the ingredient list below.
For 2 serving:
- 4 teaspoons chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 teaspoons flax oil
- pinch of salt
- using a spice grinder (or coffee grinder) set on a fine powder, grind the chia seeds and set aside.
- in small pot whisk together the cacao powder, water, and milk; once it’s mixed, whisk in the maple syrup and almond extract. turn heat to medium and continue whisking until the mixture is steaming and hot, then add the powdered chia seeds. whisk occasionally until the mixture has thickened up a bit, about 5 minutes.
- carefully add the hot chocolate mixture to a blender along with the almond butter, and flax oil, blend on high for 30-45 seconds, until frothy.
- divide the almond hot chocolate between 2 large mugs and dust with extra cacao powder.