Who said chocolate milk was just for kids? Not us! We gave this nostalgic lunchtime treat a major makeover with our Cacao Calm Plant-Based Collagen Boost blend. Made with mood-boosting cacao powder and stress-fighting ashwagandha, this Collagen Boost Chocolate Milk is sure to put a smile on your face and help your stress melt away.
Wait, what are adaptogens again? Here’s the 101 on these stress-supporting herbs. Adaptogens are a type of herb (a plant!) that have been shown to help the body adapt to stress and manage its stress response by mediating your stress “baseline”.* Ashwagandha in particular has been shown to promote a sense of calm by blocking pathways in the brain that result in a stress response. Think of it like this little plant is whispering in your brain’s ear, saying “Hey, chill! It’s not that bad!”
Cacao also contains high levels of alkaloids, which are naturally occurring compounds found in plants that send signals to the brain which can mimic the effects of serotonin and trigger positive emotions.* So there, maybe we should all be drinking more chocolate milk!
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Collagen Boost Chocolate Milk
This childhood classic gets a plant-based, beauty-boosting makeover!
1 scoop Cacao Calm Plant-Based Collagen Boost
2 oz warm water
8 oz plant milk, we like oat or almond milk best.
In a separate glass, combine 1 scoop Cacao Calm Plant-Based Collagen Boost with 2 oz warm water using an electric whisk or handheld frother. Set aside.
Add Cacao Calm mixture to plant milk, stir and enjoy.
Try adding this to a latte or use in place of regular milk in oats, cereal, and more!