Delicious winter beverage (and a giveaway!)

[Update: This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all those who entered!]

A few weeks ago, I went to Luna’s Living Kitchen with my wonderful friend Kirsten for lunch.  After we were seated, Juli came out and gave us each a complimentary warm coconut-cacao beverage.

At first, Kirsten and I each took a ladylike sip…and then we realized how amazing it tasted, and our ladylike sips turned into frat-boy shots.

We both agreed that the drink was worthy of being recreated at home.

And what do you know?  Last week, Navitas Naturals sent me a box of products to try and among them was some cacao powder.  I instantly went to work and made a simple version of the Luna’s drink.


Winter Coconut-Cacao Beverage

(Serves 1)

8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (I use Trader Joe’s)
1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Stevia, to taste
Snoopy Christmas mug, optional

Pour coconut milk in a small pot and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.  Slowly stir in remaining ingredients until cacao is fully blended and the mixture looks creamy.  Drink warm and enjoy!


My packet of goodies (I hate that word and have no idea why I just used it) from Navitas Naturals also included:

I’m gonna be straight with you.  The bag of Mulberry berries in the photograph above was completely empty.

Well, I did leave one or two berries in there just so I wouldn’t feel totally silly snapping a photo of an empty bag.  Those little berries are addictive!

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, it is time for the part you’ve all been waiting on…

Navitas Naturals has kindly offered to send some products to one lucky reader of The Grass Skirt.  You have three ways to enter, and be sure to leave a separate note in the comments to let me know you’ve done so.  The more ways you enter, the better your chances of winning!

You have until this Friday, December 2nd to enter.  Good luck and have a great day!


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  1. Navitas Naturals are a favorite of mine and I definitely know what you mean about the mulberries being addictive! I love their trail mixes with the mulberries – if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re in for a treat. 🙂

    I have some of their cacao powder now so I’ll have to try the winter beverage you posted. It sounds amazing.

    I’m already doing all three things so hopefully that gets me an entry into the giveaway.

    • thegrassskirt

      It gets you 3 entries! 🙂

      Thanks for letting me know about the trail mix with mulberries. I’ll try it!

  2. Oh great! This looks fantastic! I would love to try their products! And that drink looks delicious!

  3. Is this contest open to Canadians? I love Navitas Naturals products and I just bought some cacao powder to make hot chocolate with!

    I follow you on twitter.

  4. I also follow Navitas Naturals on Twitter!

  5. what a fabulous giveaway! i follow navitas on twitter already {that’s how i found out about your giveaway & made it here!}

  6. and i’m now following you too 🙂

  7. Following you and Navita’s on Twitter.

  8. dragonflyrunner

    I Like you on FB – I already follow Navitas Naturals and I love their products.

  9. Awesome giveaway! I liked you on facebook!

  10. I’m now following you and Navitas…and I not only like you, I “like” you, too…

  11. I follow Navitas Naturals , and I liked you on FB 🙂

  12. I liked you on Facebook. Today I found out about Navitas for the first time. I would love to try it!!!

  13. I follow Navitas Naturals on Twitter

  14. I like The Grass Skirt on face book.

  15. What a great giveaway! I already follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted!

  16. I already like you on facebook. 🙂

  17. and I now follow navitas naturals.

  18. I liked it on facebook

  19. I already follow you on twitter 🙂

  20. I tweeted the giveaway! 🙂

  21. I already follow Navitas naturals on twitter 🙂

  22. I liked The Grass Skirt on FB:)

  23. I absolutely LUV your blog-I just found it this past weekend!! 🙂

    Did you do your training through IIN for your health consulting? I am currently in the program and I LUV it-can’t wait to start seeing clients!

    Have a HAPPY Wednesday!

  24. Yea! I’m so glad you did this. I’m totally over to visit and have some!

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