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I’ve been brewing Bulletproof coffee at home daily for more than three years, so when it came to sharing my sugar-free hot chocolate recipe with you today, my first thought was, “why haven’t I shared it before!?”
Those of you that follow me on social media and in my newsletter have heard me talk about my morning ritual, one that not only gives me the energy and mental focus to tackle my day but also has a plethora of health benefits. Yes! I’m still talking about my morning cup of coffee!
It might not come to be a surprise that I have another ritual in the evenings. At night, I switch it up to fat tea or a sugar-free protein hot chocolate. Today is not the day to talk about “fat tea,” we’ll save that for another day.
Today is your lucky day because you can now trade in your evening snack habit for something chocolatey that is actually good for you.
I know, I know. Chocolate and good-for-you aren’t always found in the same sentence, but if you understood the benefits of the ingredients in this cup of hot chocolate, you too would be drinking a cup every night.
What sets this hot cocoa apart from what you find at the store or even my homemade recipe on MOMables is that it’s upgraded from using average ingredients to ingredients with health benefits.
I make this recipe with canned coconut milk to benefit from its nutritional perks like short and medium chain fatty acids, iron content, and lauric acid for its immune fighting ability. Of course, you can switch it out for almond milk as well (as shown in the recipes below).
The next ingredient I upgraded is my chocolate powder by using Bulletproof’s organic raw cacao powder; which is rich in magnesium and iron. See? Good chocolate is also good for you! Of course, you can use your high-quality chocolate powder you have at home. I’m just a big believer that the better the ingredients, the better your food.
Moving on to one of my favorite ingredients in this recipe is the Bulletproof Collagen Protein. I already use it in my morning cup of coffee since it’s flavorless and it blends beautifully in hot and cold liquids.
Most importantly, collagen helps your body become stronger from the inside out! It’s the most abundant protein in our bodies found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, our digestive system, and tendons. It’s what makes our skin elastic, glowing, and healthy looking.
It’s safe to say that I’m a huge fan of collagen. It promotes hair growth, reduces wrinkles (hello almost 40!) and provides my skin a healthy radiant glow.
So by adding a scoop of Bulletproof Collagen Protein to my morning cup of coffee and evening hot chocolate or “fat tea,” I’m helping my body stay healthy and strong from the inside out.
We’ve all heard that bone broth is good for us, that gelatin helps our gut bacteria heal… but the reality is that few of us (myself included) have time to make bone broth. The good news is that this collagen protein doesn’t clump like gelatin and it dissolves in just about anything.
So why not add whey protein to this hot chocolate if what I want is to add protein? I prefer to add collagen protein because collagen is high in glycine – an amino acid that combines with glutamine and cysteine to support the production of glutathione, your body’s master antioxidant. And we all know the importance of providing our bodies with antioxidants, right?
I’ve found that collagen protein is also very easy to digest and with 22g of protein per two scoops (24g) serving, it makes it the perfect add-in to my smoothies or my warm nightcap of hot chocolate or tea.
Collagen Protein is also the protein of choice for my whole family; because I don’t have to worry about the mile-long list of ingredients, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.
So now that you understand the building blocks of why this hot chocolate is “good for you,” you now know why I drink it many nights without any guilt.
The marshmallows photographed, by the way, are my homemade marshmallows made with honey and gelatin, so in theory, they aren’t as bad for you… make them on occasion or whenever you need to take a pretty picture like this one.
This Bulletproof Collagen Protein hot chocolate is an absolute keeper recipe. It satisfies the chocolate craving without any of the guilt. At least I don’t feel any guilt since it’s ingredients are pure, no refined sugars and it’s certainly not a brownie or a cookie before bed, that’s for sure.
You are also “in the know” to my secret ingredient for glowing hair, skin, and feeling great from the inside out. It doesn’t come from a tube; it comes from a scoop!
For more information on Bulletproof Collagen Protein and its benefits, check out Bulletproof’s website.
Healthy High Protein Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate
You won’t believe how good this sugar-free hot chocolate recipe is for you! All the hot cocoa flavor you love without the guilt!
- Yield: 2-3 servings vary by mug size
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon liquid stevia
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2-3 scoops BulletproofTM Collagen Protein
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add water, cocoa powder, and liquid stevia. Whisk until the chocolate becomes a cohesive liquid syrup.
- To the chocolate mixture, add coconut milk and almond milk, while whisking to combine. Heat until bubbles begin to form around the sides to about 180F, but do not let the milk boil.
- Turn off heat, add vanilla and collagen protein, whisk to combine.
Notes: you may omit the coconut milk and substitute it with almond milk in this recipe.