Hot holiday drinks with a protective, medicinal twist.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the powders until evenly distributed. Store in an airtight glass jar.
To make hot chocolate, use 2 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture per 1 cup milk of choice. The collagen gives a rich mouthfeel. For extra decadence, you may melt 1/2 tablespoon of cacao chips into your hot chocolate. Sweeten to taste with coconut sugar, maple syrup, or raw honey.
In a large pot, add the herbs and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 60 minutes, or until two-thirds of the original volume. Strain the decoction, add milk and sweetener of choice to preference.
In a large pot, add the spices and water. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the flavours have infused.
Serve drink warm with a little orange peel.