Incorporating collagen powder into your daily diet doesn’t have to be a struggle. Unlike some types of powdered supplements, collagen powder has no taste and blends smoothly into virtually any recipe. The best collagen powder mixes can be easily incorporated into your favorite foods and beverages without making major substitutions, but we’ve put together some of our favorite recipes to help you get started.
Collagen Carrot Soup
Collagen carrot soup is a great way to pack in some vegetables along with your daily dose of collagen. All you’ll need to get started is some avocado oil, carrots, bell peppers, onion, veggie broth, collagen powder, and seasonings. Unlike soups that need to simmer for hours before they’re done, all you’ll need to do is saute the onions and spices and then add the remainder of the ingredients, bring to a boil, and let the mixture simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Once the vegetables are tender, you’ll puree the entire mixture in a high speed blender along with a scoop of collagen. The colorless, flavorless collagen is undetectable and blends seamlessly into this delicious soup!
Collagen Key Lime Bars
Looking for a sweet, cool dessert that’s still healthy and full of nutrients? These collagen key lime bars are the perfect fit. The crust is made from a blend of raw nuts and dates, so you can keep your carb count down while enjoying a filling treat. The filling incorporates collagen peptides, mashed avocado, zucchini, coconut cream, lime juice, sugar, vanilla extract, and honey to make a light, tasty, tangy treat. Once you have the ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be simpler to make.
The crust is made by pureeing the crust ingredients in a food processor and then sticking the mixture into the bottom of a baking pan, while the filling is made by pureeing the ingredients and then pouring them over the crust. You’ll want to place the bars in the freezer overnight and thaw 15 to 20 minutes before serving, so make sure you plan ahead.
Collagen Gazpacho Recipe
If you want a soup that is perfect for summertime, this collagen gazpacho recipe is right up your alley. Made from a blend of tomatoes, shallot, water, cucumber, collagen, and seasonings, all of the ingredients except the collagen are added to a food processor or blender and pureed. After chilling the mixture, stir in the collagen right before serving cold. You won’t taste the collagen at all, and you’ll delight in this chilled soup that’s packed with flavor.
Collagen and Coconut Hydration Smoothie Recipe
If you prefer to drink your collagen rather than eat it, look no further than this collagen and coconut hydration smoothie recipe. This tropical blend uses ingredients that you can easily find at any grocery store, including frozen mango chunks, frozen pineapple chunks, frozen banana, coconut cream, coconut water, and collagen peptides. All you need to do is combine all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour, and enjoy! Talk about starting your day off on the right foot!
Collagen Pumpkin Spice Creamer
If you love pumpkin flavor but aren’t too keen on the overwhelming taste or calories of a pumpkin spice latte, you can perk up your morning cup of joe with this collagen pumpkin spice creamer. The best part? It’s non-dairy! All you’ll need to make this creamer is some protein almond milk, collagen powder, non-dairy cream of choice, pumpkin puree, maple extract, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and your sweetener of choice. All of the ingredients are heated on a saucepan until at a boil. You’ll want to add the creamer to your coffee immediately, but you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for another day.
Collagen Pomegranate Spritzer
Patio season is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to derail your goals with drinks that are high in calories and low on benefits. This collagen pomegranate spritzer is light, refreshing, and easy to make. All you’ll need is a scoop of collagen peptides, some spoonable natural sweetener, warm water, pomegranate juice (fresh or concentrate), sparkling water or club soda, and fresh mint. While there are a few steps and some time involved in making this mocktail, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with this light, refreshing beverage.
Other Easy Ways to Add Collagen to Your Diet
Recipes are great, but sometimes, you just want to be able to throw something together quickly without tracking down or measuring out a bunch of ingredients. Fortunately, the highly dissolvable and flavorless nature of collagen powder means that adding it into your favorite foods and beverages is incredibly easy and doesn’t require any pre-planning if you don’t want it to. There are plenty of other easy ways to add collagen to your diet.
If you drink coffee, one of the easiest ways to add collagen to your diet is to add a scoop of collagen to your morning cup of joe. While you can simply add a scoop of collagen peptides into your morning mug, one of the tastiest (and most filling) ways to add collagen is by making Bulletproof Coffee, which blends coffee, MCT or coconut oil, ghee or unsalted grass-fed butter, and collagen peptides. The mixture kick starts your metabolism and keeps you feeling full well into the morning.
Collagen powder can easily be blended into any smoothie. Regardless of whether you prefer a fresh, fruity blend or love to pack your smoothie with veggies, adding a scoop or two of collagen powder into your blender will give your morning recipe a boost.
If you’re not a coffee person, you can add collagen into your morning or afternoon tea. If you love to unwind with a soothing cup of herbal tea in the evenings, simply add a scoop of collagen peptides into your mug. There’s no need to blend it all together - you won’t even notice it’s there!
Many people make it a point to have a protein shake as part of their workout routine, typically after completing a strenuous workout. If that sounds like you, try adding a scoop of collagen powder to your shake. Collagen helps support joint health and allows your body to recover from a tough workout more quickly, so consuming some after a workout is ideal.
There’s no simpler way to consume collagen powder than by simply mixing it into a glass of water. It’s not the most exciting way to drink your collagen, but there’s no flavor or texture to the powder, so you won’t even notice it’s there.
Collagen powder is easy to add to nearly any recipe with a significant amount of liquid, such as sauces, soups, salad dressings, oatmeal, and more. You probably won’t even notice it’s there!
Thanks to the flavorless and smooth nature of collagen powder, it is easy to add this important supplement into nearly any food or beverage you can think of. While there are many delicious recipes out there that make it easy to add collagen into fun or healthy recipes, if using a recipe seems too complicated for you, then don’t overthink it. You can simply add a scoop of collagen powder into your daily coffee, tea, water, or smoothie and get the nutrients you need without the fuss. Orgain’s collagen powder mixes are easy to incorporate into any recipe, especially sweets!