Ditch the prepackaged cocoa stuff! Why? Because you'll avoid toxic ingredients AND holiday-vibe-killers (aka sugar crashes). Try out this holiday cocoa instead. Combine a few scoops of collagen with a few ingredients from your pantry you’ll gain protein and gut-healing collagen, maintain your blood sugar, & keep those holiday vibes going!
1canCoconut Milk(full, partial fat is recommended)
3.5cupsUnsweetened Almond or Cashew Milk
2tbspSwerve Granular or Powdered or 16 drops liquid Stevia
2tbspOrganic Cacao or Cocoa Powder(I used Navitas Organic Cacao)
1dashPink Himalayan Salt
OPTIONAL: Make it a merry cocktail by adding a 1.5oz shot of high quality Vodka per cup.
Put all ingredients into the blender. Mix for 20 seconds, then Puree for 10 seconds.
Pour liquid into a medium pot or large electric kettle (see note for kettle)
Heat pot until simmering (or until your desired temperature)
Pour liquid into cups, add a shot of vodka if adulting, a dollop of homemade coconut whipped cream and a bit of peppermint dust to top!
An electric tea kettle is a super easy way to heat up your cocoa, you just want to be super diligent to keep an eye on it as it heats up. As the liquid will boils it will bubble out of your kettle and make a real big mess (trust me…I’ve done this 3 times now). But, if you keep an eye on it and turn it off ‘as it starts’ to bubble you’ll be fine!
If you are a caveman, are without power or just don’t have a blender, you can use a shaker or a whisk to combine the ingredients before heating them up. However, if you are walking up right, not in the middle of a hurricane, and have a blender I’d highly recommend using it. It’s one extra step that will make a big difference.
You can double triple or quadruple this recipe and keep it warm in a crockpot instead of heating it over the stove. However, if you plan to 2x-4x the recipe, blend 1 batch at a time and then repeat as for as many batches you want to make to ensure everything is incorporated together.
NEED to make your cocoa EXTRA SKINNY? You can cut the Calories DRASTICALLY by leaving out the canned coconut milk and replacing it with an additional 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond, cashew, or boxed coconut milk. The calories jump down to 80 per cup, but you still have 8.8g of protein, only 0.4g of sugar and 9.1 net carbs.