Snack Recipe: Hormone balancing Hot Chocolate

I harp on about how too much coffee has an impact on our hormones, (a lot) but if you’re going to take liquid gold out of your diet then find something delicious to take its place or else you'll feel desperately deprived.

I've been making this for years & drink it almost daily. Its delicious & has so many food as medicine properties.

-Cacao is a fabulous source of iron & magnesium, great for period pain.

-Cinnamon is brilliant for balancing blood sugar levels, balanced insulin levels equals happy hormones.

-Maca powder, containing 31 different minerals and 60 different phytonutrients, Maca is a nourishing food for the endocrine system, aiding the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands (all involved in hormonal balance.) Also fab for the libido!

-Collagen is a protein that is found in our bodies – our muscles, our bones, skin and our tendons. As we get older collagen depletes and this leads to both sagging, aging skin and aches and pains in our joints and muscles. Collagen is a great source of amino acids (arginine, glutamine, glycine and proline). We need amino acids to produce healthy levels of hormones.

-Coconut milk, fabulous fats to support the synthesis of hormones. .

-Optional teaspoon coconut sugar or honey.

  1. Heat 1 cup of drinking coconut milk & 1 cup of water in a sauce pan or milk frother.

  2. Add 1 heaped teaspoon cacao, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon collagen, 1/2 teaspoon maca & a teaspoon coconut sugar depending on taste.

    *Leave out the maca if pregnant or breastfeeding.