For an alternative to coffee for your energy boost in the morning, check out this creamy and delicious hot cacao. Not only does it provide you with magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants, but it sends your body a steady stream of energy that will not spike and crash like the rush from coffee.
As for women, this drink is an excellent cramp fighter! I like to enjoy this little cup of goodness on the first day of my Ladies’ Holiday, when my cramps are at their worst. The caffeine in the cacao will alleviate your cramps, and the *maca is an adaptogen, facilitating the body’s ability to adapt to and regulate stress responses, as well as balance hormones.
Energy Boosting (and Cramp Fighting!) Hot Cacao with Maca
- 1 tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder
- 1 teaspoon Maca Powder
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 1/4 cups of water OR unsweetened dairy free milk for a creamier cacao
- (optional) maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar to taste
Mix ingredients well in a sauce pan over low to medium heat. Pour and enjoy.
Do you have any other natural remedy for cramps? What’s your favorite? Please share in the comments section below!
*Women who have high testosterone levels should not consume maca.