Dairy Free Collagen Hot Chocolate {paleo + vegan}

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate – aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option – and low carb if you substitute with a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate - aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option - and low carb if you substitute a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!
 
Ohh man. This collagen hot chocolate! It’s so so good you guys and I am beyond excited to be sharing the recipe with you. It’s creamy, chocolatey, and just the right amount of decadent.

In all honesty I haven’t always been the biggest fan of hot chocolate. Something about a typical version always seems to give me a tummy ache and so I just sort of steer clear of it. When it’s too sweet, made with dairy, additives and artificial flavors my body just says NOPE.

Can you guys relate? 

It wasn’t that I didn’t like the IDEA of hot chocolate. It’s just that the ingredients never really vibed that well with me. 

That is until I started making this yummy AF version. It’s perfect because you can make it as sweet as you like, with whatever type of natural sweetener that works for you. I usually use maple syrup because – YUM, but coconut sugar and honey are also super good. The choice (slash what you have available in your pantry 😂) is yours. 

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate - aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option - and low carb if you substitute a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!

Why add collagen though? Well, truth be told this hot chocolate would be vvv good without it, but it adds that little bit of extra that takes it from vvv good to vvv great 😉 

Ok. But for real. What does the collagen ACTUALLY do? It gives the hot chocolate a bit extra body, and a more full and creamy quality, along with a nice fat cap of froth on top that will make your mouth water just looking at it. In addition to that it’s also really good for your bod! It’s said that it helps to promote healthy hair, nails, skin, supports connective tissues, and is good for lining and supporting your digestive tract. I use it on a daily basis in my bulletproof coffee, oatmeal, and latte’s or hot chocolate like this, and typically see the biggest effect on my nail growth and strength, and the quality of my digestion. 

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate - aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option - and low carb if you substitute a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate - aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option - and low carb if you substitute a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!
 
So do you need collagen for this recipe? Nope. It will still be totally awesome without it if you don’t want to make a special trip to the grocery store to buy some. But will your body give you a big fat thank you for doing so?

I would say most definitely. 

You could also take it to the NEXT level and add a serving of your favorite adaptogen like maca (which has a sweet malty flavor and pairs really well with chocolate), ashwagandha, or some medicinal mushrooms. 

And if you really wanna go crazy and make it a boozy hot chocolate, skip the sweetener and add Kahlua instead – I won’t tell anyone 😉

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Dairy Free Collagen Hot Chocolate {paleo + vegan}


  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate – aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option – and low carb if you substitute with a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!


Ingredients

  • 16 oz almond milk, warmed until hot
  • 1 big scoop collagen powder (omit for vegan option)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (optional, but adds a nice rich flavor. Can substitute with almond butter or more coconut oil for a vegan option)
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • About 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, coconut sugar or honey – or to taste 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until creamy and emulsified. Adjust sweetener if desired.
  2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

 

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