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“BREAD and CHOCOLATE” Breakfast Drink~ Paleo with Resistant Starch and Gelatin {carob and dairy-free alternatives}

Megan Breakfast, Drinks, Whole Food Recipes 26 Comments

I love making high-protein, gelatin-fortified hot chocolate.

My many variations evolved yet again recently when I decided to add resistant starch (RS) to the mix. Fact is, I can’t get a baked good into my body everyday! I’d like to. πŸ™‚

But there’s not always time for baking. Yet I do best (stabilized blood sugar levels and no constipation) when I have a form of RS each day.

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There are many other prebiotics to be had, but my favorite source of RS, cassava flour, just got easier- I can throw it in the blender and drink it down. (source)

Thus the “bread.” πŸ™‚

Bread and Chocolate Breakfast Drink has a very subtle protein powder texture, due to the flour- totally yummy actually. My boys *love* it. It also has scads of gelatin, so a winky bit of a sticky gooey texture. Plus so much foam! (For this reason, collagen doesn’t sub well. But use collagen if you don’t need it so foamy.)

This is one creamy dream. And it’s bulletproof style, which means I blend in butter, ghee, cocoa butter, or coconut oil– great fats for well-rounded nutrition, and great flavor/texture! (If you’ve never blended butter or coconut oil into hot chocolate or coffee or tea before, it makes the drink extra creamy and delicious.)

The raw milk I use (coconut milk can be used, too, for a dairy-free version) adds protein, an addition that makes the gelatin more effective and complete— by combining the essential amino acids in milk with the non-essential (but still very much needed) amino acids that gelatin provides.

You can put less or more cocoa based on your dietary needs and your body. I like less for my body, so I don’t get shaky from the caffeine. But I give a variation for more if the flavor of a sipping chocolate is more your thing. You can also use toasted/roasted carob powder, which is great!

Watch out: it thickens as it cools, tasting like a happiness of pudding in your cup. Getting busy and coming back to it is a good thing!

What else about this cup? Carbs! My body needs more than just resistant starch. From this mug of goodness I get quality carbohydrates. I learned, after being on a very low-carb healing diet (GAPS) for 5 years, that my body needs carbs, preferably at every meal. Just a bit does the trick. But those carbs help protect my adrenals and my thyroid. (source) They help to give me energy and to balance the other nutrition I get in every meal: protein and fat. One beautiful tablespoon of Otto’s Cassava Flour blesses my body with that balance.

And by throwing it in my morning steamer/hot chocolate it’s easy to get, (when homemade baked goods or other complex carbohydrates are scarce).

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Bread and Chocolate Breakfast Drink
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Double the recipe to create 2-3 servings.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Bread and Chocolate Breakfast Drink
Yum
Print Recipe
Double the recipe to create 2-3 servings.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Heat raw milk until steaming and hot to touch, but not yet simmering. Place butter and maple syrup into blender.
  2. Add milk to blender. Top with cocoa, cassava flour, and gelatin. Puree on medium speed for about 12 seconds. Pour foamy, hot goodness into mug.
Recipe Notes

*I recommend Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised Gelatin, or Great Lakes if you need porcine-based gelatin.

**Otto's Cassava Flour is an excellent source of resistant starch and healthy carbs!

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What about you? Do you love sipping nutrition in the form of a hot, foamy, creamy treat?

  • Renee Kohley

    Ooo I love this idea! I might need to make it purposely forget it so I can have that pudding in a cup!!

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Megan this sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it soon. What a great idea! YUM!

  • Anne

    Yum!!!! This looks so delicious! I’ll have to try this soon! πŸ™‚ Could you substitute the cassava flour for something else?

  • mmmm this looks soooo comforting and delicious. I cant wait to try it out.

  • linda spiker

    Oh my gosh this does sound like a creamy dream! And you know my penchant for chocolate!

  • Oh yum! I can think of all sorts of delicious powdered herbs to add to this (like rose petal, ashwagandha, or rhodiola)! Sounds delicious!

  • This sounds like such a creamy treat! I really need to order some of that four so I can try it! Thank you for sharing such great info on resistant starches. πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey Dietz

    I love this recipe! Can’t wait to try it — and try it out on my kiddos too!

  • Love that you wrote about all the ways this nurtures you, I love bulletproof coffee but my hubby doesn’t drink coffee so he hasn’t had it, this would be perfect!

  • Shannon Hudgens Soehl

    How long will your cookbook be on sale? I really, really want it, but no money until June 1st. I have tried so many recipes for GAPS style desserts with no success and I am tired of wasting ingredients. I tried chocolate donuts last night and they fell apart. I am beyond frustrated, I was almost in tears. I just want a little something sweet sometimes! Your cookbook looks like it will do the trick πŸ™‚

  • Megan Stevens

    Hi Shannon! Which version are you looking at, the softcover from Amazon (http://amzn.to/1TQSumu) or the eCookbook? The eCookbook price will stay the same. The Amazon price right now is at its height. I wish I could control that one; but Amazon does mark it down occasionally. I hope that’s helpful and that you LOVE the cookbook when you get it. No more tears, just inspiration and reliable recipes! xo

  • Megan Stevens

    Oh, great, I’m so glad! I hope you can enjoy this blender-full of goodness together.

  • Megan Stevens

    Yay, yes!

  • Megan Stevens

    You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, agreed! I totally had to hold myself back! I’m the queen of variations. Must. Keep. Simple. Sometimes. πŸ˜‰ I like your ideas!

  • Megan Stevens

    Ha, yes! You’d love this foamy goodness!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thank you, Abbey. Hope you love it!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, for sure. I made myself hold back from several alternatives, for the sake of simplicity, to not over-complicate this one recipe. But I love the idea of using slippery elm! And we have done it successfully!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thank you!

  • Megan Stevens

    Ha, yes! πŸ˜‰

  • Shannon Hudgens Soehl

    Thanks Megan. I as looking at the ebook. Cant wait to try it!

  • Megan Stevens

    Yay, I’m so glad! Enjoy!

  • Amber

    I’ve got your cookbook and I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing all that you’ve learned through your recipes in it and also on this site. I saw your post on stevia and I’m wondering what your thoughts are on xylitol? I’m fighting candida overgrowth and have read that it disrupts the microbiome. I just purchased some recently (before I read about it disrupting) and now I’m leery of using it but would also really like an alternative to stevia.

  • Megan Stevens

    Hi Amber. I’m SO glad you’re loving the cookbook!! Yay! Xylitol is a complex topic. I’m a fan of it in certain situations. I believe that for someone who has candida overgrowth, or for someone who is addicted to sugar, it’s a good temporary sweetener- to get that person through a tough spot, used in moderation. In certain settings, ice cream for example, it works where stevia can not. When I was in your shoes I used stevia most of the time; and then used xylitol occasionally. However, it’s good to be aware that you don’t want to be low-carb for very long because it endangers the health of your thyroid and adrenal glands. So, I say- get in, kill the pathogens, then get out… meaning, at that point reintroduce carbs carefully. Hope that helps!

  • Mazarine

    just tried this! Mmmm! Did the Cocoa butter option, with coconut milk from a can, makes it taste nutty! But goopy and tasty! πŸ™‚

    Added vanilla because I always do!

  • Megan Stevens

    Great! Thanks for the fun pic! πŸ˜‰ You can add 1/2 the amount of gelatin if you want it less sticky. πŸ˜‰ But I tend to like that texture. Cheers!!