Today my family and I played outside in the snow! While my loved ones sipped on some holiday beverages, I was craving a special drink of my own – specifically hot cocoa. I didn’t have any hot cocoa mix on hand so thought I would make my own.
I raided my pantry to see what I had on hand. Because I am in my third trimester I am trying to prioritize getting enough protein. One way I’ve been doing this is by adding collagen to my coffee. I thought hot cocoa would be the perfect drink to add collagen into.
Health Benefits of Cocoa + Collagen
Hot chocolate is the perfect wintertime afternoon pick me up that can provide energy + protein.
Raw cocoa powder contains bioflavonoids. Cocoa can reduce inflammation which directly boosts your immune system, boost your mood, and promote better sleep. Cacao beans are full of minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, and manganese.
Collagen provides additional protein to your day, leaving you feeling full and satisfied, prevents blood sugar crashes, and can help with your skin and hair.
This recipe turned out so yummy I just have to share! I was pleasantly surprised and my husband and son also loved it. Let me know what you think!