Simple & Sophisticated Rose-Infused Hot Cacao
Ingredients: (note – use organic whenever possible)
1/4 C cashew pieces
1 1/2 T raw cacao powder (I like Sunfood)
pinch of sea salt
1/4 t vanilla extract
1 large or 2 small dates (I use Deglet Noor)
2 1/2 C boiling water
1/2 t dried rose petals
Place cashew pieces, raw cacao powder, a pinch of sea salt, vanilla extract and dates in a high-speed blender. Pour boiling water into the blender, put the lid on top, and allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes.
Carefully blend the contents until completely smooth. Pour into 2 mugs. Top with dried rose petals – let them sit on top of the hot cacao for a moment or two before drinking. This infuses the drink with the beautiful rose scent.
Relax and enjoy this cozy mug of hot cacao. Repeat as often as needed.
recipe can be doubled, to serve 3-4 mugs
omit the rose petals, if desired, and top with shaved chocolate instead