How to Use Collagen

Collagen peptides are the easiest way to consume collagen. They dissolve in hot or cold liquids so you can add it to just about anything for a boost of healthy protein. Think of it like a healthy, all natural protein powder.

Note that collagen peptides don’t gel like gelatin, so don’t try to use them to make gummies or jello.

Collagen Recipes

Because collagen can be added to cold or hot liquids, it’s a very flexible “protein powder.” Here are some recipes to get your creative (and digestive) juices flowing.

Strawberry Beet Collagen Smoothie

  • 1 cup cooked beets (skins removed)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup coconut cream or milk
  • 4 tablespoons collagen peptides
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • Water for blending

Add to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. If it’s hard to blend add a bit of water.

Green Collagen Smoothie

  • 1 pear, peeled 
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana (or 2-3 dates, pitted)
  • 1 cup leafy greens
  • 4 peeled cucumber slices
  • 1 sprig mint leaves
  • Water for blending

Add to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. If it’s hard to blend add a bit of water.

Pineapple Almond Collagen Smoothie

  • ½ banana
  • ¾ cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 tbsp organic almond butter
  • 2 tbsp collagen peptides
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Water for blending

Add to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. If it’s hard to blend add a bit of water.

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