Hot Cocoa: An Unexpected Post-Workout Superfood
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There are numerous benefits of the addition of chocolate to a post-workout regimen. CocoCeps or CocoCardio can be added to hot cocoa for a post-workout boost.
This healthy and refreshing hot cocoa recipe is ideal for warming up after outdoor exercise or spending time in the cold. This recipe is also packed with superfoods with anti-inflammatory properties that alleviate muscle soreness while reducing inflammation. The addition of inflammation-reducing turmeric and healthy coconut oil yields even more benefits. This recipe can be enjoyed after a workout as well as any time of the day.
Superfood Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups milk of choice
- 2 Tbs. CocoCeps or CocoCardio
- 2 tsp. coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
- 2 pinches sea salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Natural sweetener
- Combine the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until froth forms.
- Heat to the desired temperature.
- Garnish with favorite toppings, such as whipped cream.
The substitution of CocoCeps or Coco Cardio instead of cocoa makes this drink even more beneficial. With a base of certified organic dark cocoa, Cordyceps, and reishi mushrooms, CocoCeps is naturally energizing. This superfood boost does not contain saturated fats, dairy, or soy. CocoCardio can also replace the cocoa in the above recipe. It is rich in heart-helping flavonoids and includes hibiscus and beet juice powder.