Everyone knows that I have a
huge bit of an addiction to chocolate. I love it in all forms but lately I have been making this amazing hot chocolate as an afternoon pick me up and it is the best thing ever! I love the ritual of having a nice hot mug of something to sip on during nap/quiet time and this hits the spot so perfectly. It’s like having dessert but you are also flooding your body with amazing superfoods and nutrients. Win-win!
Some of the Benefits of these Ingredients:
I love that these ingredients are all so delicious but also contain so many benefits to the body!
-Cacao is the most amazing superfood with so many benefits which I talked about in this post.
-Coconut oil is excellent for boosting metabolism and curbing hunger among many other benefits.
-Cinnamon is helpful in controlling blood sugars and can improve sensitivity to insulin which is one of the key hormones that regulate metabolism.
-Collagen is amazing for skin and hair and is incredibly nourishing for the gut so if you are dealing with digestive issues this is a must have in your diet!
-Coconut milk is filling because it is high in heart healthy fat and it has been shown to help build muscle and lose fat by enhancing physical performance.
-Ginger is an amazing digestive aid and helps with nutrient malabsorption.
-Cayenne supports weight loss, boosts metabolism and also helps digestion.
-Maca is high in B-Vitamins which are great for energy and is also helpful for hormone balancing.
-Mushrooms are an excellent immune system boosting and can also aid in weight loss.
-Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and is basically the most powerful food in existence.
This recipe is perfect if you find yourself getting tired in the afternoons, feeling sluggish and unmotivated, having a hard time shedding fat because of a low metabolism, feeling hungry all the time, or just wanting to indulge a little without hurting your precious body. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Energizing, Metabolism Boosting and Nourishing Hot Chocolate Recipe
serves: 1 big mug or 2 small mugs
1 cup canned, full fat coconut milk (this one doesn’t contain BPA)
1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, cashew, coconut)
2-3 tbs raw Cacao powder (like this)
1 tbs Coconut oil (I like this brand)
1 tbs grass-fed Collagen (like this) *omit if vegan
1-2 tbs raw honey/maple syrup/coconut sugar OR 1 dropper full liquid stevia
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
pinch of cayenne pepper
- Add all ingredients to medium saucepan.
- Heat over medium heat, while stirring constantly.
- Once, heated to your preferred temperature, use your immersion blender until nice and frothy.
- Pour into your favourite mug and sip mindfully. (This is a necessary step)
*Play around with the amounts depending on if you like a dark chocolate or a sweeter chocolate drink. The combo of 1 cup coconut milk and 1 cup other milk makes it creamy but not too creamy. All coconut or all almond milk are totally delicious too so feel free to change things up depending on your own personal tastes and mood.
Do you like hot chocolate? Do you usually make your own? Let me know how you like this recipe!
Love and chocolate,