There’s nothing more satisfying and cozy than snuggling up this winter with a cup of hot cacao in front of a burning fire. Instead of reaching for a basic mix of sugar, cocoa powder and goodness knows what else, why not upgrade with a rich, warm drink that can satisfy that chocolate craving while adding a kick of good nutrition too? Look more beautiful by drinking hot chocolate? We knew you’d be into this. Our version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocos, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!
6 Beautifying Hot Chocolate ingredients
Goat milk contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids that are utilized by your body with ease. Goat milk compared to cow’s milk is more easily tolerated by people with allergies to dairy and more easily digested by the body. Try raw and grass-fed goat milk for a alkaline and nourishing alternative to cow’s milk.
raw cacao powder mix
We’re loving Cacao Magic by Philosophie. It’s loaded with medicinal mushrooms to boost our immunity and chia and hemp protein to add a little extra boost. This superfood and protein blend packs 10x the antioxidants of green tea, more magnesium than 3 cups of broccoli, and more calcium than a glass of milk!
Collagen is not only amazing for your skin but wonderful in general for reducing inflammation, repairing tissue and keeping your joints, bones, and insides strong and young as well. We also noticed a boost of mental clarity and focus!
Derived from the bran of rice, this superfood is prized for its high and easily assimilated vitamin content. Tocos is especially high in vitamins E and D, which are incredibly important for skin health among many other important attributes, from hormone production to enhanced immunity and even protecting against outside pollution and cancer.
raw manuka honey
We love the floral flavor honey brings as a sweetener and this manuka honey is tested bio active for even more immune system support. Raw honey is a great alternative to other processed sweeteners, and can help soothe indigestion and promote healthy probiotics in your digestive tract.
Beautifying hot cacao tonic
For hot cacao:
3 cups milk of choice (we’re loving raw goat milk at the moment)
5 Tbsp raw cacao powder or a mix like Cacao Magic by Philosophie
1-2 Tbsp collagen powder
2 Tbsps raw honey
1 Tbsp tocotrienol powder
1 tsp pine pollen
stevia to taste
For coconut whipped creme:
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1 Tbsp honey or coconut nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
For hot cacao:
In a medium sauce pan, add the milk and other ingredients. Gently warm milk, stirring occasionally until warm and well combined, about 5-10 minutes.
Enjoy warm with an optional dollop of coconut cream (directions below).
For coconut whipped cream:
Set the can in the fridge overnight so that the coconut fat solids separate from the coconut water.
Open the can and carefully pour out the thick coconut cream. With an electric whisk, beat the cream, sweetener and vanilla extract on high until peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.
If not serving immediately, place the bowl of whipped coconut cream in the fridge for 15-20 minutes and then beat it again right before serving it.