The humble hot chocolate, the perfect after-dinner treat and comfort food to the max! Did you know how easy it is to make a healthy hot chocolate? You won’t go back after you try this collagen hot chocolate jammed packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals!
This healthy hot chocolate is perfect for pro metabolic eating, is hormonal balancing and is so nourishing!
Let’s look at each ingredient that goes into our collagen hot chocolate.
Whilst collagen doesn’t make a hot chocolate, it’s a vital ingredient of a collagen hot chocolate!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is responsible for the structure of the cells and tissues. It is most abundant in the connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and bones.
There are so many benefits to taking collagen, including improving your metabolism. Collagen contains glycine which may improve your metabolic function by creating more lean muscle. Gylcine creates muscle mass by converting glucose to energy to fuel muscle cells.
We could go on about the benefits of collagen but just know that it’s super important in improving your metabolism and helping you create healthy muscles and other connective tissues.
We recommend this collagen powder. It’s from grass-fed, pasture-raised, non-GMO bovine.
Organic Raw Milk
Depending on where you live, it can be hard to find raw milk. If that’s you we suggest looking into local produce groups, that’s where we’ve had the best success. Ask around and hopefully, you’ll be able to get your hands on some!
Organic raw milk has so many benefits, most of which are lost during processing in conventional milk. Raw milk contains high amounts of vitamins A, D and K and also magnesium, calcium and potassium. All of the minerals and vitamins are important in supporting hormonal and metabolic health.
Of course, when making a healthy hot chocolate, we need to include cacao! Cacao is the unprocessed version of chocolate and it’s rich in minerals like magnesium, selenium, manganese and chromium. All of which are perfect when pro metabolic eating!
Organic Raw Honey
Organic raw honey is the perfect sweetener for your collagen hot chocolate. Raw honey contains free fructose and glucose which means that they’re very easy for the body to process and use as fuel. It has also been shown to help limit weight gain and fat tissue formation. This is contrary to what most people think when talking about carbohydrates.
On top of that, raw honey is loaded with antioxidants, contains antibacterial and antifungal properties and contains magnesium, potassium, zinc and calcium (among other minerals).
Shilajit is a supplement that is used in Ayurvedic medicine and is a mineral powerhouse. It is often used to enhance general wellbeing but is strongly recommended when trying to heal your hormones and metabolism. The reason for this is due to the mineral content which helps to remineralize your body. Minerals are lost through inadequate diet, stress, medications such as the pill and through pregnancy and breastfeeding. Shilajit is a great way to replenish your body.
Shilajit is also high in fulvic acid which is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Both are useful in cellular repair, protection from free radicals and may help slow the ageing process.
Shilajit comes in a few forms, for this recipe we use powder.
How to make your collagen hot chocolate
1 cup organic raw milk
½ cup filtered boiling water
1 Tbsp organic cacao powder
1 Tbsp grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen powder
1 tsp organic raw honey
⅛ tsp shilajit
- Boil water.
- Heat the milk on the stove until the desired temperature.
- Combine cacao powder, collagen powder and shilajit.
- Add the boiling water to the powder mixture and stir until combined.
- Add honey to the mixture, stir until dissolved.
- Once your milk reaches the desired temperature, add to the mixture and stir until combined.
- Add more honey if desired.
Collagen Hot Chocolate – the perfect nighttime treat
We love our collagen hot chocolate as an evening treat but really you will benefit from one anytime! Enjoy this healthy hot chocolate and reap the benefits!