I absolutely love chocolate, (Like LOVE chocolate!) after all, life is all about balance. One of my favourite activities in Lockdown this year has been to enjoy a morning walk followed by a cup of Ancient + Brave Cacao + Collagen hot chocolate. Yes hot chocolate in the morning does sound like a luxury and the wrong time of day for chocolate. However this drink is good for your skin! There is something so decadent and indulgent about relaxing with a book and a warm cup of hot chocolate or even drinking a hot chocolate while replying to emails. Ancient and Brave Cacao + Collagen hot chocolate is more than a sumptuous treat though.
About Ancient + Brave Cacao + Collagen Hot Chocolate
This delicious smooth hot chocolate is a blend of Organic Peruvian raw cacao. Ancient + Brave’s Cacao + Collagen hot chocolate includes highly absorbable, hydrolysed collagen peptides and other nutritious ingredients. This is all designed to help build your resilience to stress and support your skin collagen renewal. Hot chocolate that is good for you? Yes yes yes!
What’s the secret?
The secret is found within the delicate balance of three intensely flavoured botanicals – organic raw cacao, organic cocoa and organic carob. Blended to to create a velvety smooth chocolate experience, brought to life by a pinch of pink Himalayan salt. Each serving contains 2000mg of hydrolysed collagen peptides which have far reaching benefits of body and beauty. There is also three special botanicals which contain bioactive phytonutrients that synergistically enrich the flavour and provide additional benefits. Sweet aromatic cinnamon, earthy nutritious beetroot and creamy baobab which is bursting with vitamin C.
Why is Collagen so important?
Collagen is present within the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Connective tissue has collagen fibres to give support and elastin fibres to provide flexibility and strength.
Collagen is a protein that makes up 70 per cent of the building blocks within our skin.
The body is constantly renewing its collagen, yet the cells that produce collagen fibres (known as fibroblasts) become less active with age.
Over time, collagen fibres get thicker and easier to break. After the age of twenty-five, the amount produced reduces by about 1 per cent a year.
Each cup of Ancient + Brave’s Cacao + Collagen contains 2000mg of Type 1 hydrolysed collagen peptides. I find that some other brands of collagen drinks can taste strange but this is completely pure, odourless and tasteless so you the taste is all about the chocolate flavour.