PCOS Friendly Hot Chocolate

by | Jan 9, 2020 | General, PCOS, Recipes | 0 comments

PCOS Friendly Hot Chocolate Recipe

It’s starting to get chilly, holiday music is playing and the desire for warm, hot and toasty beverages is on demand! Does this sound familiar? The holiday and winter season can be a dark place for many….

Cold weather, sweets everywhere and cozying up on the couch. There is nothing wrong with enjoying a slower season. In fact, it’s natural to slow down in the winter and crave more comfort.

So I’ve got the perfect go-to option. Whenever you get that nagging feeling for something warm, sweet and comforting, you can enjoy my PCOS friendly hot chocolate recipe!

Honestly… I have this almost daily during the winter months. I personally enjoy it later in the afternoon before I wrap up my day. It’s soothing and gives me that extra something towards the end of a long day.

This PCOS friendly hot chocolate is rich and creamy like regular hot chocolate, minus all the junk.

When you’re trying to manage PCOS symptoms, it’s key to keep blood sugar in check.

Added sugar in typical holiday treats can wreak havoc on blood sugar and insulin levels. Leaving you feeling stuck and frustrated.

Just this simple swap could make a huge difference for long term health!

Plus, I add some bonus ingredients to this drink to support you in managing blood sugar levels.

Benefits for PCOS

Cacao

Cacao is an antioxidant, contains magnesium, healthy fats and a natural mood lifter! Magnesium in particular is a powerful mineral that can support metabolic function! (essential when addressing PCOS). 

Cinnamon

Cinnamon can support normalized blood sugar levels.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a natural sweetener. While it can raise blood sugar levels, when paired with the fat in the cacao and protein in the collagen powder it’s metabolically more friendly than your typical hot chocolate.

Next time you want to cozy up on the couch, grab a mug of this must have beverage! Grab the full recipe below.

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Ingredients

Serves: 2

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 12 oz unsweetened cashew or almond milk
  • 2 scoops collagen powder 

Steps:

  1. On stove top add all ingredients, whisk and allow to come to slight boil. Then turn off and pour into mugs.

Written by Eleni Ottalagana

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