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Vitality Spicy Hot Chocolate

With the snow and cooler weather this week, I was looking for a warm pick-me-up…


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Enter Vitality Spicy Hot Chocolate!


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I love this warm elixir for the sweet spicy kick alone. Add in all its health benefits and it becomes a ‘go to’ for cold wintery days/nights when I want just a little something to satisfy a sweet tooth or give me a little extra energy.


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The main ingredient, cocoa, totes a variety of health benefits including improving blood flow to the brain and brain function, being a natural mood booster, and may reduce blood pressure.


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The kick, cayenne powder, is a power house when it comes to increasing metabolism, decreasing hunger and lowering blood pressure.


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And the little bit of sweet, maple syrup, not only adds a touch of sweetness, it also adds vitamins and minerals that refined sugar does not, and, as an added bonus helps fight inflammatory disease.


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The optional collagen increases the creaminess of the hot chocolate as well as can improve skin health, decrease joint pain, prevent bone loss and boost muscle mass.


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Here’s the recipe (Serves 1):


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsweetened milk of your choice (coconut is nice, I personally use a Barista Blend Oat Milk)

  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (I like PC Organics)

  • 1/2 - 1 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/8 +/- tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom

  • 1 Tbsp collagen (optional)


DIRECTIONS:

  • Combine dry ingredients in a mug

  • Steam milk or heat in a small pan over low-med heat on stove (stir often to prevent sticking/burning).

  • Pour enough heated liquid over dry ingredients to cover. Stir to create a paste.

  • Add remaining heated liquid and whisk or stir well.

  • Enjoy!

I'd love to know what you think.


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