Warm and Spiced Collagen Hot Chocolate: A Comforting Fall Beverage
Fall is a season of cozy sweaters, crisp air, and warm beverages. What better way to embrace the season than with a comforting cup of Warm and Spiced Collagen Hot Chocolate? Steal our recipe for the most delicious and nourishing, autumn-inspired drink that also supports your gut health!
The Gut Health Benefits of Collagen
Before we get into the recipe, it's essential to understand how collagen can benefit your gut health.
Supports Gut Lining: Collagen is an essential component of the gut lining, helping to maintain its integrity and reducing the risk of Leaky Gut. A healthy gut lining is crucial for preventing toxins and harmful substances from entering your bloodstream.
Aids in Digestion: Collagen contains amino acids like glycine, which support the production of stomach acid and digestive enzymes. This can aid in the breakdown and absorption of nutrients, making digestion more efficient.
Reduces Gut Inflammation: Collagen has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe and reduce gut inflammation, potentially alleviating symptoms of conditions like leaky gut syndrome.
The Soother and Gut Health
Reduces likelihood of Leaky Gut: A powerful companion to heal the gut lining, soothe uncomfortable irritation, and reduce gut permeability!
Reducing inflammation: It aids in reducing inflammation in the gut, which can help alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Supports beneficial bacteria: The Soother can enhance the health of beneficial gut bacteria, which contributes to a healthier gut microbiome and better digestion!
Warm and Spiced Collagen Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (or your preferred milk)
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1 scoop of collagen powder
- 1 scoop of The Soother (chocolate)
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Optional toppings: dairy-free whipped cream, grated dark chocolate, and a cinnamon stick.
- Prepare Your Ingredients: Gather all your ingredients and have them ready.
- Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a small bowl, combine the unsweetened cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and a pinch of salt.
- Heat the Milk: In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the almond milk until it's steaming but not boiling. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Create the Hot Chocolate Base: Whisk in the mixed dry ingredients until they are fully incorporated into the almond milk. Continue to heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is hot and well combined.
- Add Collagen: Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool slightly. Once it's safe to handle, stir in the collagen powder until it's completely dissolved.
- Serve and Garnish: Pour the spiced collagen hot chocolate into mugs. If desired, top each mug with dairy-free whipped cream, grated dark chocolate, and a cinnamon stick.
- Enjoy: Sip on your warm and spiced collagen hot chocolate while taking in the cozy vibes of fall and nurturing your gut health!
This Warm and Spiced Collagen Hot Chocolate isn't just a delightful fall beverage; it's also a powerful way to support your gut health. As you savor each sip, know that you're not only indulging in a comforting treat but also promoting digestive wellness through the power of collagen and The Soother. So, embrace the season, cozy up with this delicious concoction, and let it warm both your body and your gut. Here's to a healthy and satisfying autumn!