Looking for a sweet treat you don't have to feel guilty about this season? Enter superfood hot chocolate. Loaded with good-for-you ingredients like collagen, maca, and medicinal mushrooms, it helps boost immunity, relieve holiday stress, and improve overall health -- without compromising on that rich taste you know and love. Also sweet? The amount of sugar per serving is much lower than most hot chocolate mixes on the market, since it's sweetened with coconut sugar. So, next time you crave a comforting cup of hot chocolate, give this homemade mix, courtesy of Fresh n' Lean, a try. All you have to do is add a couple spoonfuls to your favorite milk or water and enjoy.
Superfood Hot Chocolate
- ½ cup Cocoa Powder
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- ½ cup Coconut Sugar
- 2 tsp Maca Powder
- 7 scoops Collagen Powder
- 2 tsp Mushroom Powder
- 1 ½ tsp Salt
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
- Transfer to a closable jar and store until ready to use.
- When you are ready to make hot chocolate, heat 200ml of your favorite milk (nut milk recommended).
- Add 2 tablespoons of the superfood hot chocolate mix to a mug, whisk until fully blended with milk, and enjoy while steaming hot.
Cocoa powder is rich polyphenols, an antioxidant that has been linked to reducing inflammation and improving blood flow, while cinnamon is a powerhouse spice that help regulates metabolism and lowers blood sugar, among other benefits. Maca, a common ingredient in Peruvian cooking, has been shown to increase energy, improve mood, and boost brain function, and lion's mane (a medicinal mushroom) has been linked to improved cognitive and heart health. Finally, collagen powder helps slow signs of aging and relieves joint pain. Better tasting and better for you? Done!
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