Immune Hot Cocoa

Gluten-Free + Vegan + Refined Sugar-Free 

Makes 3-4 cups


1/4 cup cashews

3 pitted dates

2 tbsp cacao powder

2 cup water

1/2 tsp turmeric 

1 pinch of black pepper (If you use Pique you don't need the pepper because it is fermented for increased curcumin bioavailability)

optional - 1 pinch vanilla powder, dash of vanilla essence, sea salt


  1. Soak cashews for 4 hours with pitted dates (you can sub the cashews with plant-based milk at the ready e.g. oat, coconut).
    Add into a high-speed blender the soaked cashews, dates, cacao powder. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a saucepan, add the turmeric + black pepper, stir thoroughly and warm to desired drinking temperature. For a little more immune support, I sometimes add 1/2 tsp of the 5 defenders powder by Real Mushrooms platefulhealth for 10% off -  (please check with your doctor if you are pregnant, or before giving to kids)