Metabolism Boosting Cacao Latte

Cacao Latte

One of my favorite lattes I make, made with cacao rather than coffee for natural energy and less caffeine. Only 3 ingredients, but lots of benefits and so delicious!

Metabolism Boosting Cacao Latte

This cacao latte recipe went viral on my TikTok (watch here).

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you may know that I don’t normally drink coffee. I used to deal with really bad anxiety and I had to cut it out (you can read more about that here). This was incredibly hard because I love the taste of a good morning cup of coffee!

Cacao Latte

See the recipe on my Instagram: @natalieengx

Luckily, I have found some great alternatives such as this metabolism boosting cacao latte. When I’m not drinking my beloved matcha latte, I make this cacao latte, and it is amazing! It’s also only 3 ingredients and customizable in many ways – so you can tailor it exactly how you like it!

Related: Matcha Latte Recipe

Benefits of Cacao

Cacao (not to be confused with chocolate cocoa powder) has some amazing benefits! It is one of my favorite superfood powders. It is packed with fiber (hense the metabolism boost), magnesium, and potassium and can be great for an increase in energy. The caffeine level is MUCH lower than coffee and it feels very natural in the body. 

Any cacao will work, but I use Sakara’s Metabolism Boosting Powder as cacao. It is a cacao blend with a few other ingredients to promote more energy, help with digestion, and boost metabolism! If you are interested in that, you can get it here (use code XONat for 20% off your first purchase!)

Also, cacao is loaded with antioxidants so can have skin benefits as well! 

The Recipe

The flavor of this latte is rich and delicious (it sort of does taste like hot cocoa). If you find the cacao too bitter, you can add some coffee in (I occasionally will add in some decaf coffee) or add sweetener (I use maple syrup, coconut sugar, or dates when I do want it a bit sweeter).

Cacao Latte

Metabolism Boosting Cacao Latte

Naturally Natalie Eng
This cacao latte is a delicious, low in caffeine coffee replacement. It is rich and delicious and has incredible benefits for energy, mood, and skin!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine dairy-free, plant based


  • 8-10 oz. Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Cacao Powder
  • Pinch Cinnamon Powder



  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly. As soon as it starts to boil, remove heat.
  • Use a milk frother or blender to mix well and make frothy. Pour and enjoy.


You can use any sweetener you like. I prefer dates or maple syrup, but keep in mind, if you use dates, you will need to use a blender to blend it all together.
Keyword Cacao Latte

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Xx, Natalie



  1. September 18, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    Great recipe, really liked it. I am a tea lover but just got enticed to this.

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