Fenugreek Hot Chocolate Recipe

A dark hot chocolate recipe that leverages the healthful benefits of fenugreek.


Pulverized fenugreek seeds. (Image via nuts.com.)

In my ongoing quest to avoid sugar (yet not completely strip my diet of joy), I’ve made a tasty new discovery: When added to a dark hot chocolate, fenugreek powder gives the drink a maple syrup flavor; no other sweetener necessary!

On top of being a big fat ZERO when it comes to raising your blood sugar, fenugreek is crazy, ridiculously good for you, thanks to a naturally occurring compound called diosgenin, which has been shown to improve glucose metabolism, reduce inflammation, and protect against a particularly pernicious form of breast cancer (HER2).

The compound is fat soluble, however, so make sure you load up your fenugreek drinks with a healthy fat. Here’s what I’ve been making:

Fenugreek Hot Chocolate

  • One cup boiling water
  • 1 to 2 tsp. organic raw cacao powder (depending on preference)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. fenugreek powder (depending on preference)
  • 3 (or more!) tbs. homemade almond milk (though any full-fat milk or milk alternative would work)

Stir. Drink. Let your cells bask in an unprecedented state of anti-inflammation and metabolic efficiency!


Laine Bergeson is an Experience Life senior editor. 

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