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{Note from Jessica: Today's post is shared by my sweet friend Jess Kuh. Jess is a fellow real food blogger with a passion for natural living, herbs, and anything that keeps her family and home healthy. Her site, Simply Healthy Home is a treasure trove of great information about getting and staying healthy, all while living a happy life along the way! Make sure you stop by her website to check out her tasty recipes and DIY tutorials. Tell her I sent you! :)}

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by Jess Kuh
Simply Healthy Home

Food restrictions can stink.

I didn't have such a hard time with gluten.

No more eggs?

OK, sure, I can handle that, but dairy?

Sheesh, it was like pulling off my right arm!

I find comfort in rich, creamy dishes and drinks.  Almond milk just didn't cut it for me.

Then I found Jessica's Coconut Milk Tonic and I felt no longer dairy deprived! I liked it so much that I figured I needed to try and make a hot chocolate version.

Nothing says winter like curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. This hot chocolate is not only yummy, but it is also packed with some power house nutrition.

My kids enjoy it as well and haven't noticed that it isn't “real” milk. And this is saying a lot, as my oldest pretty much thinks all things coconut milk are gross!

This recipe can also be easily made sugar free by using stevia. Afraid of stevia? Don't be! Read this article on the proven health benefits of this natural sweetener.

So now, even if you're dairy free, you can enjoy this classic, winter comfort drink!

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When it comes to gelatin, you don’t want any old gelatin off the supermarket shelves. You want to look for 100% grass-fed gelatin from healthy animals. Just like other animal products, quality is important.

That is why I recommend Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Gelatin products and Perfect Supplements products exclusively. I have compared these brand with other brands on the market and the quality far surpasses anything else I’ve tried. I am thrilled to be one of their affiliate partners and support such great products and companies.

Perfect Supplements offers a grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen (cold-soluble) right now and has a gelatin (hot-soluble) in the works for 2016. Read my review of their product here or watch the video below. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water soluble and does not thicken or gel like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can't be used interchangeably. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Read my article about how to select quality gelatin here.
Coconut milk hot chocolate
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Paleo
Serves: 3
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  1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil on low, stirring so it doesn't burn.
  2. Add the coconut milk, water,cocoa powder coconut sugar, salt and gelatin and whisk until mixed completely and warm.
  3. Turn off burner and add in vanilla extract.
  4. * we tend to like things less sweet so add sweetener and taste to see if you need more or less

Have you had to give up any favorite foods? What were they? Leave a comment below!

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