This hot chocolate has the decadent taste of Nutella but is much richer in nutrients! The antioxidants in cacao exceed those in red wine and even green tea. Cacao is high in magnesium, which can help to lower blood pressure and relax muscles, and it provides theobromine, a bitter alkaloid that supports healthy serotonin levels. The addition of collagen supports a balance of carb-to-protein ratio while providing gut, hair, skin, and nail support!
Adapted from The Anti-Anxiety Diet: A Whole Body Program to Stop Racing Thoughts, Banish Worry and Live Panic-Free by Ali Miller RD LD CDE © 2019 Ulysses Press
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1 cup full-fat coconut milk
1⁄2 cup filtered water
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 date, pitted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
2 scoops collagen peptides
1. In a small pot, heat coconut milk and water to a low simmer on the stovetop, and slowly whisk in cacao and almond butter until well combined.
2. Remove from heat.
3. Add to blender along with date, if using, vanilla, and sea salt. Blend on high for 45 to 60 seconds until well incorporated. (You can also use an immersion blender directly in the put if you like, just make sure to submerge it before you turn it on!)
4. Add collagen and mix again for about 15 to 30 seconds. Pour into 2 mugs.