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Curl Up On The Couch With The Skin-Healthy Hot Chocolate We're Obsessed With Right Now*

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Last updated on July 2, 2021

Meet the nourishing hot chocolate recipe you'll be drinking all holiday season long! This pumpkin-spiced hot chocolate is silky smooth and creamy, plus it contains added benefits from mbg's beauty & gut collagen+, like hair and nail support, elasticity, skin hydration, and more.*

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It's especially great for when the temperature starts to dip, as collagen supplements have been shown to support dermal thickness1, as well as hydrate and smooth skin1 when consumed—and all you have to do is curl up on the couch with a piping mug of hot cocoa.* Pumpkin spice and cinnamon also both contain antioxidant properties and impart a fall-inspired flavor to your warm, chocolaty sip.

Not to mention: mbg's collagen blend uses several additional bioactives that make this indulgent treat oh-so good for you. To start, there's vitamins C and E to aid in your body's own collagen synthesis process internally.* Additionally biotin supports hair health, and hyaluronic acid helps skin hold in moisture.* It's rounded out turmeric and SGS to help neutralize oxidative stress, and L-glutamine for gut health.*

Oh, and let's also mention the decadent chocolate flavor: it's made with organic cocoa powder and organic monk fruit extract for a taste profile that's subtly sweet—yet not too saccharine—with no bitter aftertaste.

For the coziest collagen hot cocoa recipe, take a peek below.

Pumpkin-Spiced Collagen Hot Chocolate

Yields 1 serving

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat milk or almond milk—I recommend oat milk because it's thicker than almond, which gives this hot chocolate a really nice, smooth creaminess
  • 1 scoop mbg's chocolate beauty & gut collagen+
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. organic cacao powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon 

Method:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small sauté pan on low heat until very well combined.
  2. Pour into a mug, top with extra pumpkin pie spice, and enjoy! You can even froth a little milk and pour that on top of the rest for a whipped texture.
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Maggie Michalczyk, R.D.
Maggie Michalczyk, R.D.
Registered Dietitian & Cookbook Author

Maggie Michalczyk is a Chicago-based registered dietitian specializing in seasonal recipes and millennial nutrition for women. She received a B.S. in dietetics from Michigan State University, and is a regular contributor to numerous health and wellness outlets. Michalczyk shares her attainable wellness tips and seasonal recipes on her blog Once Upon a Pumpkin.

She strives to empower women to love their bodies and have a positive and confident relationship with food. Through her love of cooking and baking she aims to help her community further their knowledge of the foods that make them feel good and see that food is so much more than calories in and calories out. When she's not whipping something up in the kitchen, she is exploring the food scene in Chicago and abroad with her husband.