To quote the TV show of the zeitgeist “Winter is Coming.” Texas is not well-known for getting cold in November, but we have had our first freeze of the winter. This freeze has inspired me, like one of the Nine Muses of Greek Mythology, to concoct a Keto, Paleo, “Bulletproof” Hot Chocolate.
The fact that I’ve not written a hot chocolate recipe is rather surprising in the short existence of this holistic, naturopathy site given my zest for dark chocolate and warm beverages. (Thank God, I’m not a Mormon! No offense to the LDS. My former fiancée was one and I got to know that faith very well.)
Keto, Paleo, “Bulletproof” Hot Chocolate
To see how amazing and nutrient-dense this Keto, Paleo, “Bulletproof” Hot Chocolate is we need to juxtapose it to the commercial hot cocoa mixes. The Swiss Miss, Nestle variety of hot cocoas, for lack of a better word, are utter crap. “Frankenfood” garbage-laden “devil’s brew.” Why, because it contains loads of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, preservatives, and chemicals. It contains very little cacao or cocoa.
(Click HERE if you want to do know the difference between cacao and cocoa.)
The other issue with conventional hot chocolate is that it is carbohydrate-heavy and not much else. Using milk will up the protein and fat (especially if using full-fat cow’s milk), but it is still garbage either way. Not to mention many of you would like to eschew cow’s milk due to hypoallergenic and inflammatory effect.
Listen to our Occult Health News episode on the 4 Problems With Conventional rBST Milk.
What is Bulletproof?
If you are not familiar with Dave Asprey and his Bulletproof Executive brand, Dave is one of the foremost biohackers in the “eat clean” Paleo community. I remember stumbling upon him back in 2014 when he was pioneering his Bulletproof coffee, which is now sold in stores around the nation. Bulletproof Coffee is essentially organic coffee beans, medium-chained triglyceride (or MCT) oil, and grass-fed butter. Though I’m unable to drink coffee, I’ve been told that it tastes delicious and like a super-creamy mocha.
The idea behind Bulletproof coffee is that the MCT oils and butter provide the body energy in the morning to maintain mental clarity and to avoid the “brain fog” which is so common for most on the Standard American Diet (SAD).
Also, many who imbibe the Bulletproof drinks fast or practice a compressed eating window in the morning. The super high fat nature of the Bulletproof coffee typically doesn’t break a fast while providing high octane power to the brain via the MCT oil and butter.
For more information on the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting click HERE.
Learn about the various intermittent fasting schedule one may employ.
Or listen to the Occult Health News podcast episodes on it.
So it makes sense to transfer the benefits of Bulletproof Coffee to hot chocolate. The beauty of this Keto, Paleo, “Bulletproof” Hot Chocolate recipe is that it is nutrient-dense, non-toxic, and savory. And it’s so tasty.
Let’s look at some of the ingredients. The cocoa powder brings the benefits of cacao, as in its antioxidant, fat-fighting, and polyphenol effects. (Learn more about the power of dark chocolate.) To get the full benefit of the cacao, consider using the equivalent amount of cocoa nibs instead.
The butter/MCT oil will provide the fat, satiety, and energy to help sustain our microbiome. (Learn more about prebiotics and probiotics.) The chia seeds provide fiber, a modicum of protein, and a dollop of monounsaturated fat goodness. Cinnamon is a great naturopathic weapon to reduce blood sugar, high cholesterol, hypertension as well as serves as a great antimicrobial agent. Plus it doesn’t spike your blood sugar. (Learn more about cinnamon.)
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The Keto, Paleo, “Bulletproof” Hot Chocolate That Will Make Willy Wonka Fret!Print This
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup unflavored coconut or almond milk
- 4 teaspoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, MCT oil, or butter
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of erythritol or Stevia
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- pinch of Himalayan salt
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until silky smooth.
Top with our Heavy Cream recipe.
Simple as that! Garnish with nutmeg, cinnamon, or whatever you like.