Hormone Healthy Hot Chocolate

By Alexandra Catalano, HCTP March 2011

A hot cup of cocoa becomes a nightly necessity as the temperatures begin to drop! But those store-bought packets are often filled with processed sugars and artificial ingredients. Instead, try this hormone-balancing recipe that is simple to create and only takes a few wholesome real ingredients. Not only is this enjoyable for you, but the kids will love it, too!



  • 1 can organic unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened raw cacao powder
  • 3 drops ashwagandha
  • 2 teaspoons maca
  • 1 scoop chocolate collagen powder


  1. Heat coconut milk and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan over medium heat until hot.
  2. Stir in raw cacao, herbs, and collagen powder until melted.
  3. To make extra creamy, pour into a blender and mix on low.

Alexandra Catalano is a healthy lifestyle expert, author, two-time TEDx speaker, and the creator of the blog and brand Eat Cute. She is a frequent guest on The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family as well as on Good Day LA, CW News, Elite Daily, and Lifetime. Alexandra also writes for Mindbodygreen, Oxygen magazine, FOX News magazine, Paleo magazine, Brit + Co, and FabFitFun. Find more from Alexandra on her website and Instagram.


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