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So, let’s talk about pregnancy cravings. I’ve never been a sweet tooth but when I’m pregnant? Hide your dessert. I’m serious–it’s all I want to eat! In particular, hot chocolate with marshmallows has been my go-to with baby #3.
Since I want to maintain a healthy diet (yet still treat myself!) I decided to start researching a recipe that’s a bit more “guilt-free.” This Superfood Hot Chocolate (via The Healthy Maven) was a serious find. Not only is it a delicious way to enjoy your craving but you get the added immune-boosting and health benefits of its ingredients.
Get the recipe below:
Just in case you need a superfood recap, here’s why these ingredients are so amazing:
CACAO: Contains high amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. Boosts serotonin in the central nervous system. Rich in polyphenols that help reduce bad cholesterol and help heart health.
MACA POWDER: Supports adrenal glands to help balance hormones. Packed with amino acids and minerals that boost the immune system. Maca has also been found to increase fertility.
TURMERIC: Reduces inflammation and great for your immune system. Be careful, though–this spice will stain your clothing or countertop. I always lay a paper towel down when using turmeric.
RAW HONEY: A great source of healing enzymes. Acts as a natural laxative to help with constipation.
COCONUT OIL: I refer to this as the “superfood of all superfoods” since I use it for everything! Helps immunity, digestion, and absorption of other key minerals and antioxidants.
P.S: If you have any other healthy dessert recipes, pass them my way! This momma needs it!