I’ve always had a glass of something chocolate since I was a wee child. Homemade chocolate shakes, mixed in cocoa powder to make the old-school chocolate milk, then the chocolate syrup varieties, to shakes from the fast food places. Heck, Nestle Quik is a drink I still sneak off with for a late-night chocolate rush.
Chocolate health drinks
But never have I concluded that a chocolate drink is healthy.
I mean milk and chocolate aren’t on their own the healthiest of things. Not fattening or life threatening when had in moderation, but no better at times than soda. But apparently there are drinks that went and changed this. Some drinks like Mayesa claim to be chock full of nutrients and antioxidants. Other types boost more energy throughout the day.
Some even make tweeked homemade drinks that scream heath; changing out the fatty regular milk to low fat, changing out the cocoa power to cacao powder and adding in healthier ingredients – avoiding the extra processed stuff in store-made drinks. So in a sense, chocolate milk has become the new heath drink alternative to heath drinks.
There are a few studies out now claiming that shockingly chocolate milk is healthier for those in sports. Chocolate milk after a workout was perceived as healthier, causing more fat loss and the buildup of muscle tone more than sport drinks. So it seems that if I can just get some cacao powder and convince my SO to drink the low fat milk, I may be on the road to unintentional wellness?