If you're like me, you've seen some weird wellness trends pop up on the interwebs...but this one definitely peeked my interest. So let's chat about it. It's a unique twist to the classic hot chocolate – a Bone Broth Hot Chocolate. Fear not, as the taste of bone broth is cleverly concealed behind the rich, chocolatey goodness, offering you a comforting drink that not only warms your soul but also provides numerous health benefits.
Benefits of Bone Broth:
Before we delve into the delicious recipe, let's explore the myriad health benefits that bone broth brings to the table:
Higher Concentration of Collagen: Unlike regular stock, bone broth boasts a higher concentration of collagen. This essential protein is renowned for promoting skin elasticity and joint health.
Electrolytes & Valuable Minerals: Research indicates that a significant portion of the population is deficient in essential minerals. Our Bone Broth Hot Chocolate recipe serves as a delightful solution, offering a rich source of electrolytes and valuable minerals.
Anxiety Reduction, Inflammation Relief, and Clearer Skin: The wonders of bone broth extend beyond the physical realm, contributing to mental well-being. Regular consumption has been associated with reduced anxiety, diminished inflammation, and clearer skin complexion.
Gut and Skeletal System Support: Bone broth aids in rebuilding the gut lining and strengthening the skeletal system. These benefits are crucial for overall digestive health and bone density.
Blood Sugar Balance and Immune System Nourishment: Perhaps most intriguingly, bone broth has been linked to balancing blood sugar levels and nourishing the immune system. This makes it an excellent addition to your winter wellness routine.
Now that we understand the incredible benefits of bone broth, let's dive into the Bone Broth Hot Chocolate recipe that seamlessly combines health and indulgence.
- 1 cup of bone broth (store-bought or homemade)
- 1 serving raw cacao--obviously we know the best one...Zen Cacao
- 1 tablespoons of sweetener (such as honey or maple syrup)...if you use our Zen Cacao, sweetened with pure monkruit extract this is optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A pinch of sea salt
- Optional: a dash of cinnamon for added warmth
1. In a small saucepan, heat the bone broth over medium heat until it's warm but not boiling.
2. Whisk in the cocoa powder until it's fully dissolved.
3. Add the sweetener, vanilla extract, sea salt, and cinnamon (if using). Continue to whisk until well combined.
4. Once the mixture is heated through, pour it into your favorite mug.
5. Enjoy the comforting and nutrient-packed Bone Broth Hot Chocolate!
Treat yourself to the warmth and nourishment of Bone Broth Hot Chocolate. Not only does it provide a cozy holiday feeling, but it also delivers a substantial dose of essential nutrients. Whether you're sipping by the fireplace or curled up with a good book, this delightful beverage is bound to become a cherished winter tradition.