Are you old enough to remember all the 90’s Ovaltine hype? The chocolate-malt morning beverage promised to be full of all the essential vitamins and minerals you’d ever need to fuel you throughout your day. A morning go-to for kids from the 80’s and 90’s, it’s questionable exactly how healthy it really was. So, for the sake of today’s on-the-go breakfast consumers, we’ve upgraded it with our favorite modern superfoods.

Perfect for a pick-me-up or fit for dessert, this version is packed with brain, skin, and stress-soothing treats like maca, carob, and tocos. Add in a dash of lucuma and taste all your malty dreams come true!


2 cups Nut Milk (or milk of your choice)

1 cup Coconut Cream

2 tablespoons Cacao Powder

2 tablespoons Carob Powder

1 teaspoon Gelatinized Maca

3 teaspoons Vanilla Powder

1 tablespoon Lucuma Powder

1 tablespoon Tocos

1 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon (optional)


1 | In a high-speed blender, pour in the nut milk and coconut cream and blend on medium speed until mixed.

2 | Add in the rest of the ingredients and continue blending on medium speed until mixed. (You may need to stop blending a couple times to move powder from the blender walls down into the liquid.) To ensure all powders are blended, run a fork through the mixture making sure there are no bubbles.

3 | Taste and check the texture. If it is too thick, add more milk (or frozen milk cubes if you want it cold and slushy). If you’d like it thicker, add a bit more coconut cream.

4 | Once the desired texture has been achieved, sprinkle Ceylon cinnamon for a slightly spicy taste.

*Yields 2 to 3.

Christine Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID is an integrative, epigenetic health and food therapy specialist and writer with nearly two decades of research and practice in the field. She has devoted her career to helping others realize their personal visions for wellness through the meeting of science and intuition. Christine lives, works, and plays in Southern California with her family.

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