While processed forms of food, including chocolate, aren't good for your healthy, eating moderate amounts of high quality chocolate, particularly if it has a 60 percent or greater amount of cocoa, does wonders for your health and well-being.

Sipping a cup of hot chocolate on its own is incredibly relaxing on a cold winter's day, but by making this ultimate calming hot chocolate drink, it will take things to a whole new level without causing blood sugar spikes.

In fact, it contains healthy fats that help stabilize blood sugar while easing stress and relieving anxiety so you can sleep better at night. The raw cacao in the recipe also happens to contain magnesium, which further works to induce relaxation.

Plus, the spices, which are a combination of cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg, offer anti-inflammatory compounds which boost the stress and anxiety relieving effects while adding a delicious flavor too.

Here's how to make it:

1 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp raw cacao
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp grass-fed butter
1 tsp coconut oil
Pinch of nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 tbsp collagen
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


The only part of the recipe that requires heating is the coconut milk, so all you have to do is add the milk to a pan, heat it until boiling and then stir in the remaining ingredients. Then, pour it into a mug and enjoy!

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