Peppermint Adaptogen Hot Cocoa

Peppermint Adaptogen Hot Cocoa

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This seems like such a simple recipe to me it’s almost silly to post… but It is one of the main beverages I make in place of coffee-coffee-coffee-coffee-coffee… like i used to drink.  I begin my day with a tablespoon of Rasa Bold and filled with organic swiss water decaf in my stovetop espresso maker, but after lunch I don’t even want to add even a little caffeine.   Caffeine has a 12 hour half life so it’s still in your system at midnight if you drink it at noon.  That was fine when I was young but not now!

So when I make my kids and I some keto hot cocoa to soothe the homeschool day I do it two ways.  For them, I like to use either chocolate collagen, froth and then add milk, or Keto MCT + Collagen like this one.  Sometimes I’ll add medicinal mushrooms to theirs too… but I ALWAYS add it to mine.  These mushrooms are anti-inflammatory, brain boosting & immune regulating.  Not to mention they give you a boost of clean energy and help your body adapt to stresses.  Hence why we call them adaptogens.

I have a creamer that I make myself that consists of coconut milk powder, MCT powder, collagen and Lion’s Mane.  You can leave out the collagen if you’re vegan, but I like the extra hit of protein and the froth that comes with it.  We have the frother that comes with this starter set.

For the Cocoa, I use either Orgain keto + mct cocoa with my creamer and a scoop of OM Mushroom Master Blend and then froth it with a couple drops of dōTERRA Peppermint… (dōTERRA ingestible oils are marked with a nutritional label) or of late I have favored Ancient Nutrition Elixer Superfood Cocoa, which is a keto hot cocoa with MCT (no collagen), Ashwaganda, Reishi and Chaga mushrooms for stress reduction, immune boosting power and metabolism support.  It’s sooo good. And if you can’t have peppermint, a really fun, substitute is doTERRA on guard essential oil, which makes for a spicy cocoa 🙂

What’s your favorite afternoon pick me up?


Brenna xo

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***the product links in this post are outdated so if you would like the ingredients, you’ll need to open a Fullscript account with me. But The good news is you will save 20% on all of your supplements! 🙂




Adaptogen Keto Hot Cocoa with Peppermint

Brenna May
My favorite afternoon homeschool pick me up.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, keto
Servings 1


  • Stick Milk Frother


My dairy free keto creamer (mixed ahead of time)

  • 1/3 cup coconut milk powder
  • 1/3 cup Vital Proteins Collagen
  • 1/3 cup MCT Oil Powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp Lion’s Mane Powder

For the Cocoa:

  • 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition Elixir OR Organ Keto MCT + Collagen Chocolate
  • 1-2 Tbsp keto creamer
  • 1 scoop OM Mushroom Master Blend
  • 2 drops dōTERRA Peppermint
  • 1 cup boiled water divided


For the Keto Creamer:

  • I tend to eyeball it... but add ingredients to a jar, approximately in thirds and then add the lion’s mane, secure the lid and shake to mix.

For the Cocoa:

  • Add the dry ingredients and peppermint oil to the mug, fill half way with hot water and froth with a frother wand. Fill the rest of the way with hot water and enjoy!
Keyword adaptogen brew, keto, paleo

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