Nikki Yelton is an Integrative & Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving clients worldwide. She offers a personalized functional medicine approach to helping women with GI distress and autoimmune conditions to get to the root cause of the symptoms holding them back so that they can start living the extraordinary life they dream of with more energy, purpose, and joy!
This hot chocolate recipe is killer because it tastes super decadent and reminiscent of the classic hot chocolate we all grew up on, yet doesn’t hit you with that inevitable sugar hangover.
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Now that we have entered the month of December, it is the official start of Christmas decorating! It’s time to hang the lights, set up the tree, and take in that holiday magic! And if you have kiddos, it’s even more reason to cherish every moment in this season!
I thought you could use a delicious and most importantly— gut-healthyhot chocolate recipe as you celebrate the start of the Holiday season!
This hot chocolate is rich, decadent, and so nourishing. It tastes indulgent but is actually super nutritious!
It includes natural sweetener, superfood cacao, dark chocolate chunks, steamed coconut milk, and beneficial collagen— all of which are super healing for the gut lining.
Cacao and 70%+ dark chocolate not only provide that rich chocolate taste, but also many health benefits! It’s rich in polyphenols, which reduce inflammation and repopulate good gut bacteria. Plus, it’s a great source of iron!
Collagen is a powerhouse for the gut! It repairs the gut lining, regulates stomach acid, and is rich in the amino acid glycine, which helps with daily detoxification.
But when it comes to collagen, remember quality matters! The collagen I recommend you add to this recipe is Perfect Brand Hydrolyzed Collagen. Hydrolyzed means that the collagen is broken down into peptides, which is easier for your body to absorb.
This hot chocolate recipe is killer because it tastes super decadent and reminiscent of the classic hot chocolate we all grew up on, yet doesn’t hit you with that inevitable sugar hangover. The balance of natural sweetness from the coconut sugar/dark chocolate and the fat from the coconut milk, prevent any blood sugar spikes.
"When it comes to balancing our body, healing the gut, reversing autoimmunity, and achieving optimal health—we are a lot like a car that won’t run right. In order to fix the problem once and for all instead of relying on jumper cables, we must get underneath the hood, run the diagnostics, and replace the battery so that it runs good as new."
-Nikki Yelton, RD
a note from nikki:
If you are ready to stop wasting precious time, get off the never-ending hamster wheel, and finally surrender trying to figure things out on your own—this is your moment.
You don’t have to settle for just getting by and hoping tomorrow is a better day. We both know you are a woman who deserves better and are made for so. much. more.
are you ready?
Ready to resolve your GI distress, reverse autoimmunity, and live your extraordinary life?