It’s that time of year again where I’m constantly cold and looking for a heat source. My saving grace used to be taking long, hot baths… but our new apartment doesn’t have a bath. WTF right?! When we first moved in, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal but I seriously might freak out now that we’re getting into winter here in Colorado. I actually just looked out my window and it’s snowing!!!! No lie! Ah the irony….
Since we don’t have a bath, I’ve been resorting to hot drinks throughout the day and into the evening. Coffee and I don’t jive well at all.. and caffeine in general just makes my anxiety & digestion a complete shit storm- no pun intended but hey thats pretty funny haha! So I’ve been making a bunch of random non-caffeinated hot beverages and landed on this gem of a drink- collagen hot chocolate. BOOM!
I buy all of my collagen from Vital Proteins and use their Cocoa Collagen Whey to make my hot chocolate. Collagen is kick ass for so many reasons: strengthens skin, hair, + nails, improves digestion, hydrates the intestinal lining allowing for optimal healing of the gut, and is pretty much nutritional GOLD. Oh, and its a great source of CLEAN protein! Collagen is one of the power foods I choose to take every day because the benefits are INSANE and I notice a huge difference in my digestion + my skin when I use it regularly.
So why not combine two of the best foods ever?! Chocolate + Collagen = Winner.
Also, check out my homemade cashew milk recipe if you wanna make your own instead of blowing money on non-dairy milk at the market! It’s super easy + super cheap. And fresh + delicious AF. CHEERS!
- 12oz Milk of your choice ([url href=”https://whatcaitate.com/homemade-cashew-milk/”]I used my homemade cashew milk[/url])
- [url href=”http://www.vitalproteins.com/fitness/collagen-whey-cocoa-coconut-20-oz-canister.html?acc=c2626d850c80ea07e7511bbae4c76f4b”]1 Scoop Vital Proteins Cocoa Collagen Whey[/url]
- 1 Tbsp [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JA0Z0AQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00JA0Z0AQ&linkId=277983389d0b84d80e49aaefc0b4e7bb”]Raw Cacao Powder[/url]
- 1 Tsp Raw Honey
- 1/4 Tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of cayenne (for a little extra kick!)
- [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R5PKD0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B000R5PKD0&linkId=fdac802cedd5eac546b23049fd27cc63″]Pinch of Redmond REAL salt[/url]
- Heat up the milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove. When it’s nice and simmering, toss it into your [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01688AFFC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01688AFFC&linkId=edb0abe93c81c73efec2cbdca65308f1″]Vitamix or high-speed blender[/url]
- Add in the rest of the ingredients one at a time + blend for 30-45 seconds until completely blended + frothy.
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