There’s nothing quite like a delicious hot chocolate after coming inside from a cold winter day spent outdoors.

In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share one of our favorite new recipes, a smoothie version of traditional Mexican hot chocolate. Combining the flavors of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and chilis, with our Cacao SuperSmoothie, this won’t warm you up on a cold morning, but it will surely brighten — and heat up — your morning.

Tip: Chocolate, in drink form originally, dates back to the Mayans and Aztecs who anthropologists believe were the first to discover the deliciousness cacao tree beans. Because it was a bit bitter, they combined the concoction with other locally grown flavors like cinnamon, vanilla, and chiles.

Mexican Hot Chocolate SuperSmoothie


  • 1 SmoothieBox Cacao smoothie packet
  • 1 collagen pouch
  • 8-12 oz. of vanilla almond milk
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tbsp of almond butter
  • Cacao nibs to top


  1. Add frozen SmoothieBox packet and collagen to blender.
  2. Pour in the vanilla almond milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the cayenne, cinnamon, and almond butter.
  4. Blend, top with cacao nibs, and enjoy!