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Nutrient Dense Healthy Hot Chocolate

Healthy hot chocolate does exist! Sometimes cold and raining mornings call for a cup of something special to start the day and this nutrient dense mug of goodness is just the thing.

A nutrient dense healthy hot chocolate is far superior than the mug of Nesquik cocoa many of us grew up on. It may seem easier to grab a container from the shelf and add a scoop or two into a warm cup of nut milk but the consequence of consuming all the extra ingredients like maltodextrin, sucralose, acesulfame potassium (non-nutritive sweetener) and so on is not beneficial to long-term health or optimal bodily function.

Even the “no sugar added” option still contains a list of 18 ingredients and cautionary alert that the product has “milk and soy ingredients and may contain wheat”.

All these additives and non-food ingredients do not promote life enhancing qualities for you or your children.

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I challenge you to find a mass produced alternative that will be as nourishing and nutrient dense as this healthy hot chocolate recipe.

Instead of grabbing a can of processed powders, make this recipe in bulk and store it in a airtight container to use whenever you want!

This healthy drink is good enough to replace your morning cup of coffee if you want it to. I’ve been known to use this as an alternative to coffee every now and then!

Hot chocolate is such a classic cold-weather drink for me. This, Keto Eggnog, and Eggnog Cheesecake Pudding are some of my favorite recipes for winter.

Do you love drinking cocoa with marshmallows? You have to try these sugar-free keto marshmallows!

Speaking of holiday cheer, do you ever give edible gifts?

This homemade hot chocolate recipe has my vote!

Double or triple the dry ingredients by combining them all in a mixing bowl and stir until evenly incorporated.

Divide into jars and wrap each one with a bow. Print out the recipe directions and fold them up like a card.

Who wouldn’t love a healthy hot chocoalte mix?

You can also make a bulk batch for yourself and store it in an airtight jar on the pantry shelf.

Reap the benefits from your own Healthy Hot Chocolate Mix:

  • stress relieving (maca helps you adapt to stress, cacao provides a boost of energy)
  • nutrient dense (all the ingredients are rich in vitamins and minerals, most notably: cacao, maca, coconut oil, and nut milk)
  • no artificial flavors or sugars (the herbs provide a rich and robust flavor profile, nothing extra needed)
  • nourishing to the gut (collagen soothes and supports the muscles and membranes in the digestive system)
  • full of healthy fats (which in turn nourish and protect brain health and function)

When you’re wanting to hold a warm cup o’ something chocolatey and delicious this healthy hot chocolate with a wealth of nutrition is the way to go!

We live in the Andes of Ecuador and have been fortunate enough to source the top quality maca from the pristine highlands of Peru.

Find Raw Organic Premium Maca Powder available in our shop now!

Bonus Recipe Tip:

This special blend of cacao, maca, and collagen can also be mixed into a cup of coffee instead of the nut milk. The combination will give a mocha, butterscotch flavor that is super good!


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healthy hot chocolate recipe

Nutrient Dense Healthy Hot Chocolate

Jessica Haggard
A delicious cup of nutrient dense homemade healthy hot chocolate will warm you up, nourish you body, and promote clarity of mind.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 497 kcal


  • 2 cups nut milk (almond, coconut, or hemp)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed beef collagen powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • Keto sugar substitute (stevia or Lakanto for low-carb, honey for paleo/kid friendly)

Optional Add-ins:

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric root powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder or chipotle powder
  • raw cacao paste shaved, as topping
  • whipped cream dairy or coconut, as topping


  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Whisk in all ingredients until evenly combined.
  • Taste and adjust as needed.
  • Serve warm or blend briefly for 30 seconds in a blender or with an immersion blender to make frothy and then serve.

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2 Responses

  1. Ricardo Concepcion
    | Reply

    You have mentioned that this might be converted into a hard copy, is that still in the works?

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m assuming you are asking about a hard copy of the Ketogenic Edge Cookbook, in that case… we are exploring that possibility but there is no time frame yet.

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