healthy rawtella hot chocolate

I’m freaking cold! It’s like minus a thousand here in Toronto!  Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the picture, I don’t love the cold. But I do love a good, healthy hot chocolate. Is there such a thing you ask? Well, thanks to my beautiful friend Julie Daniluk, there is and I am sharing it with you here. If you don’t know Julie, please do check her out, she’s got two amazing books on how to heal the gut and internal inflammation, there is no one I know who is more educated and knowledge on how to eat well and stay healthy.

This recipe has no refined sugar (yes!) and no other preserved nasties either.

All of the ingredients are packed with nutrients and vitamins the body needs to thrive and did I mention it tastes AAAAMAYZING too!

Do you remember a few years ago when the Dairy Farmers of Canada were touting chocolate milk as the perfect go-to post-workout drink? This campaign not only got Canadians drinking more milk (to my horror) it also did a really good job at irritating the crap out of me. Why do you ask? I’ll save that for another post (coming soon) on milk and why you need to cut it out of your diet asap.


Coconut butter and cocoa powder make this creamy, chocolaty treat a great workout drink that will be beneficial before or after your workout. Cocoa powder contains caffeine which has been shown to delay the onset of muscle fatigue by helping the body use its fat stores as energy instead of stored glycogen in the liver. The longer you conserve glycogen, the longer your muscles can function. Coconut butter is high in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are rapidly absorbed by the body and immediately converted into fuel for the organs and muscles to use during a workout. After a workout is also a good time for a treat like this because the body is primed to absorb these calories and use them to replace the glycogen in the liver.

Love the fact that this is Egg Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free and raw!


Print Recipe
Healthy Post-Workout Raw-Tella Hot Chocolate
Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Candice Batista The Eco Hub
  1. Place coconut beverage in a medium pot and heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to a blender, finishing with hot coconut beverage, and blend until well combined
Recipe Notes

If not using the sweet superfoods listed, be sure to add the extra honey, or taste and adjust sweetness to personal preference.


Need a healthy post-workout drink? with chocolate! Then give this a try. I am sure you will love it!


Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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