Cacao Canela Elixir

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This rich, invigorating drink is a great morning beverage, or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Inspiration for this delicious elixir comes from a trip to Guatemala where combining chocolate along with cinnamon and sugar is known, yummy blend.



  • 3-4 oz bittersweet chocolate (cacao)

  • 12-16 oz water (or your choice milk)

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tbsp coconut butter

  • Your choice sweetener: I either use 1-2 tbsp maple syrup, or 3 dates pitted soaked in hot water for 15 minutes 

  • ½ tsp pink peppercorns (optional) 



  1.  Place chocolate along with water or milk in a stovetop pan, heat on medium high

  2. Break up the chocolate and heat thru (you’ll have smooth chocolaty liquid)

  3. Add salt and cinnamon, stir

  4. Heat until steaming and forming bubbles (a few minutes longer)

  5. Meanwhile, add coconut butter, sweetener, and peppercorns to your blender

  6. Transfer heated chocolate to blender, blend everything for about 1 minute 


Recipe Key


Best in: Fall, Winter, Spring

Best for: Suitable to all doshas, with some notes:

  • Vata dosha: make with milk

  • Pittas dosha: drink sparingly

  • Kapha dosha: make with water