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Nutrient Dense Healthy Hot Chocolate

A delicious cup of nutrient dense homemade healthy hot chocolate will warm you up, nourish you body, and promote clarity of mind.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Jessica Haggard


  • 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.