Collagen peptides are one of the best ways to improve the health of your skin, hair, joints and gut, as well as improving exercise recovery and slowing the ageing process. Versatile and easy to digest, you can use collagen peptides any time of day to get the benefits. This recipe combines several ingredients for glowing skin, more energy, a stronger metabolism and healthy bones and joints.
Collagen peptides are high in amino acids, which are the body’s important building blocks. Collagen production declines after age 20, and rapidly decreases when we reach our 40s and beyond. Using collagen peptides helps repair skin damage, reduce wrinkles, and prevents ageing. They’re also highly beneficial for reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, and preventing bone loss. Cacao is high in magnesium, which is a mineral many of us are deficient in; magnesium is vital for muscle and bone health, and promotes relaxation and optimal sleep. Cacao is also high in mood-boosting theobromine, which can also improve focus and boost antioxidant levels. The addition of cinnamon helps balance blood sugar levels and reduces sugar cravings, whilst the coconut or MCT oil boosts metabolism and brain function.
This healthy hot chocolate is the perfect way to warm up on a cold Winter day, reduce sugar cravings, boost your metabolism and get the benefits of collagen peptides all in one sip.
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate flavour collagen peptides + vitamin C
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or Pure C8 MCT Oil
- Add all ingredients to a pan
- Warm on a low heat whilst stirring (around 2 minutes)
- Once warmed to your liking, remove from the heat
- Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!
Optional: For extra decadence and a special treat, add 1 grated square of 80% chocolate whilst warming. This makes the hot chocolate even thicker and more delicious, perfect for a dessert.