This is a rich and truly decadent (though still healthy!) afternoon pick-me-up that won’t send your blood sugar levels into a spin! With the combined powers of cacao, medicinal mushrooms, and collagen, this hot chocolate will not only hit the chocolate-craving spot, it also has a long list of amazing health-giving benefits.  

Cacao is rich in flavonoids (antioxidants) and has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, have protective benefits for your heart, improve brain function and focus, and is neuroprotective.

Collagen provides a rich source of protein, which makes us feel satiated for longer and provides nourishment for our body.

Reishi (mushroom variety) is a powerful adaptogen that has a calming effect, helping us cope with stress and improving our energy and focus.


1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder

1 tablespoon collagen powder (available at GHE)

1/4 teaspoon reishi powder (available at GHE)

A pinch of true cinnamon (available at GHE)

A pinch of sea salt

1 cup of milk (use milk variety of your choice)

1 teaspoon of honey (coconut sugar or pure maple syrup also work really well) 

  1. Combine all ingredients except the honey (or alternative sweetener) into a saucepan and whisk to combine.
  2. Cook on a low/medium heat for approximately five minutes until hot, but not boiling.
  3. Pour into your favourite cup and add the honey or sweetener.
    Stir and enjoy!

Please discuss with your health practitioner (or the staff at GHE) if you have concerns about whether this recipe is right for you and your individual health concerns/medications.  

This piece is from our latest GHE Magazine; click here to view the magazine in full.