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Cacao + Collagen

A delicious smooth chocolate blend of luxury raw South American cacao upgraded with generous amounts of highly absorbable, hydrolysed bovine collagen peptides to nourish your skin from within.

Why Take It

With organic botanicals and adaptogenic ashwagandha, Cacao + Collagen helps build stress resilience. Nutrient diverse baobab, sweet earthy beetroot plus carob and cinnamon add a hint of natural sweetness.

This blend provides an excellent source of protein as well as a rich source of fibre to support your gut microbiome.

Each serving provides 2000mg of collagen.

How to Use

Mix 10g with with a splash of hot water and stir into a paste. Top with 150-200ml warmed milk or plant milk and enjoy.

To upgrade your ritual add 1 tsp of True MCT and blend.

Together these botanicals and hydrolysed collagen peptides turn your brew into a comforting optimal daily wellbeing ritual.

10g - approx. 1 scoop / 2 heaped tsp

250g (approx 25 servings)

Ingredients & Nutritionals

Ingredients

Organic Raw Cacao*
Organic Cocoa*
Grass-fed Bovine Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
Organic Beetroot*
Organic Cinnamon*
Organic Carob*
Organic Ashwagandha*
Organic Baobab*
Pink Himalayan Salt


*All of the organic ingredients are certified by the Soil Association

Not suitable for vegans or vegetarians

Nutrition

Nutrition per 100g per 10g
ENERGY 328 33
FAT 7 0.7
of which saturates 4.1 0.4
monounsaturates 2.2 0.2
polyunsaturates 0.3 0
CARBOHYDRATES 14 1.4
of which sugar 5.1 0.5
FIBRE 30 2.9
PROTEIN 37 3.7
SALT 1.3 0.1

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"Not your average hot chocolate, this is packed full of antioxidants."

Jo Woodhurst
Head of Nutrition

Benefits of Cacao + Collagen

2000mg of nourishing hydrolysed collagen peptides in each serving.

Rich in prebiotic fibre to support a balanced digestive system.

Excellent source of protein to support muscle mass and body conditioning.

Balancing ashwagandha to help build resilience to stress.

Antioxidant and mineral rich raw cacao

Deliciously warming chocolate ritual for mindful wellbeing.

“Ingesting goodness is better than slapping creams on your face. I drink a Cacao + Collagen from Ancient + Brave.  It has changed my life”.

Susannah Constantine
Journalist, Presenter

Raw Cacao

Whereas cocoa is made using a fermentation process drying, roasting and then milling cacao beans into a fine powder - raw cacao is made from unprocessed and unroasted cacao powder.

This gives raw cacao a subtle chocolate flavour and an improved nutrition profile since many of the natural phytonutrients, enzymes and vitamins found naturally in the cacao bean may be lost during the roasting process.

You’ll find organic raw cacao in our Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi where it imparts a rich, smooth chocolate flavour.

Cocoa

Cocoa originates from South America and was used by the Mayans for ceremonial rituals and health purposes.

Harvested from the cacao fruit tree, also known as Theobroma Cacao, cocoa is high in fibre, polyphenols, iron and magnesium and also contains phenylethylamine and theobromines which may have mood enhancing properties.

Cocoa beans are crushed, the fat or cocoa butter is removed, the beans are roasted and ground to create a deep, rich, intense, chocolaty, slightly bitter, slightly sweet flavour.

We pride ourselves in sourcing the best quality organic cocoa for our Cacao + Collagen and it’s so good we couldn’t resist adding a touch to our Coffee + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi

Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides

Collagen provides strength and integrity to the structural protein matrix found in skin, bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

Collagen loss is a natural part of ageing which occurs from our 30’s and increase as we grow older. Our hydrolysed collagen peptides are a specific size (under 5000DA’s) for maximum absorption and efficient integration into targeted cells.

Sourced from grass-fed herds in the EU and found pre-blended in our delicious brews of Coffee + Collagen, Matcha + Collagen and Cacao + Collagen or as our odourless, tasteless, highly dissolvable True Collagen to add to your own drinks.

Beetroot

Beautiful deep pink in colour and rich in earthy beet flavours this incredible ingredient captured our hearts a long time ago. The nutrients found in beetroot include folate, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, fibre and several beneficial plant compounds such as the deep red plant pigment called betanin.

Beetroot also provides a natural source of inorganic nitrates which the body may convert into nitric oxide which supports the mechanisms involved with blood pressure balance.

We use an intensely delicious organic beetroot powder which adds depth, richness and velvety texture to our Cacao + Collagen, Radiant Collagyn and Cacao + Reishi blends.

Cinnamon

Originating from Indonesia and China, cinnamon is a tree bark and has been important both as a culinary spice and as an Ayurvedic botanical for centuries.

Researchers are uncovering how this aromatic spice may help support the mechanism that help regulate blood sugar balance and its natural sweetness helps reduce the need for added sugar.

There is something incredibly comforting about the naturally sweet flavour and aroma of this beautiful spice and for this reason, we’ve included our beautiful organic cinnamon to Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi

Carob

Carob is a tropical, evergreen flowering shrub with pods that look like dark brown pea pods. These contain a naturally sweet edible pulp that tastes like chocolate!

The ancient Greeks were the first to cultivate carob trees and they are now grown all over the world from India to Australia.

Carob contains an impressive collection of nutrients including fibre, calcium (twice as much compared to cocoa), iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, gallic acid and pectin.

Unlike cacao, carob is caffeine-free and incredibly sweet and adds a real touch of luxury to our Coffee + Collagen, Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi

Ashwagandha

Also known as Indian ginseng this botanical is native to North Africa and India. It has been used for over 3000 years as one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.

The Sanskrit translation of ashwagandha is ‘smell of the horse’ which refers to its ancient belief of supporting energy, endurance and strength.

In the West, ashwagandha is known as an adaptogen which helps build resilience to stress. These benefits are thought to be attributed to bioactive compounds naturally present in ashwagandha called withanolides.

As for taste, ashwagandha has a sweet, nutty, malty taste which adds a real comfort factor. It is one of our favourites and you can find organic ashwagandha in our Coffee + Collagen, Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi blends.

Baobab

Originating in Africa, the baobab tree produces a hard fruit with a shell like coconut which is full of nutritious pulp. Baobab is an exceptional unique fruit with the ability to naturally dehydrate while still on the branch.

Requiring no heat or pasteurisation its properties remain intact meaning baobab powder is unusually nutrient dense, bursting with vitamin C (three times that of an orange) and nearly 50% fibre.

Our organic baobab has a delicate slightly sweet and tangy flavour and adds a creamy texture to our Coffee + Collagen, Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi

Pink Himalayan Salt

Protected from modern day pollution by snow and ice, Himalayan pink salt has been preserved in an untouched, pristine environment and is considered the purest salt on the earth.

Whereas salt simply provides sodium, Himalayan salt contains a full set of electrolyte minerals (calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium) and an impressive collection of 84 trace minerals and elements. The minerals in this salt exist in colloidal form, which means that they are small enough to be quickly and easily absorbed.

You’ll find a flavour enhancing pinch of our pristine pink Himalayan salt in our Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi.

Your Method

Our delightfully healthy hot chocolate brew is gently restorative with targeted nutritional benefits and can be enjoyed any time of day.

Mix 2 scoops (10g) of Cacao + Collagen with 150 to 200ml warmed milk or plant mylk or simply add to your daily smoothie. Alternatively mix with hot water for those following a fasting or ketogenic lifestyle strategy.

Blend with 1 tsp of our True MCT oil for a next level ketogenic inspired brew to help power you through the day. 

FAQs

HOW DOES CACAO + COLLAGEN SUPPORT FASTING?

Some people find that the last few hours of their fasting window, which is typically the first few hours of their day, tend to be the most challenging. This is where Cacao + Collagen comes in as it contains a natural source of caffeine to help kick start your morning, and hydrolysed collagen peptides (units of protein) for nutritional sustenance to help you extend your fast to the finish line. It contains botanical adaptogens which help build stress resilience offering up support during busy and demanding mornings. Adding a teaspoon of True MCT oil to Cacao + Collagen provides a source of fat that helps you feel fuller for longer and which cells can readily convert into energy and ketones.

What are the benefits of adding True MCT oil to my cacao + collagen’?

By blending True MCT into either of our blends you add another layer of fuel to your day. You gain all the nourishing benefits of the hydrolysed collagen with the additional boost of fuel from the MCT.

IS THE CACAO + COLLAGEN SAFE FOR KIDS?

Cacao naturally contains caffeine, so this is the first thing to consider when asking if the products are suitable for children. There is very little advice or official guidelines in the UK for the age at which it’s appropriate for children to start to drink caffeine, this tends to be down to the parent to decide. However, many children are very familiar with the natural levels of caffeine found in cacao from hot chocolate. Collagen is an important structural component of bones, connective tissue and skin required by the body during times of rapid growth and development. These products do also contain adaptogens which may not be suited to children of young ages. 

When is the best time of day to enjoy Cacao + Collagen?

This beautiful blend can be enjoyed any time of your day. However, we believe it is the perfect addition to your rest ritual. Due to the calming benefits of ashwagandha, we recommend taking a mindful moment to enjoy a warming cup of Cacao + Collagen before bed, to help you drift off into a restful night sleep.

Nutrition

Typical Values 

Energy

Fat

of which saturates

monounsaturates

polyunsaturates

Carbohydrate

of which sugar

Fibre

Protein

Salt

Per 100g 

328kcal

6.92g

4.07g

2.23g

0.32g

14g

5.07g

29.81g

37.44g

1.31g

Per 10g serving 

32.8kcal

0.69g

0.41g

0.22g

0.03g

1.4g

0.51g

2.98g

3.74g

0.13g

Ingredients

Organic Raw Cacao*
Organic Cocoa*
Grass-fed Bovine Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
Organic Beetroot*
Organic Cinnamon*
Organic Carob*
Organic Ashwagandha*
Organic Baobab*
Pink Himalayan Salt


*All of the organic ingredients are certified by the Soil Association

Not suitable for vegans or vegetarians

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Delivery Costs

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For orders over £180, delivery is free.
For orders under £180, delivery is £21. 
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Rest of the World 

We are currently able to deliver to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

For orders over £250, delivery is free.
For orders under £250, delivery is £29.  
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