14 Collagen Peptide Recipes to Make Your Skin Glow
By: Julie Hand
Collagen is the main structural protein found in your skin that makes it look smooth, hydrated and youthful. That’s because collagen protein literally gives structure to your dermis, the thickest layer of your skin. Taking collagen peptides keeps your skin full and plump, and it may even reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Wow.
Most people don’t eat enough collagen-rich foods, like bone broth and organ meats. That’s why people supplement with collagen protein powder, also known as hydrolyzed collagen. The best part is that collagen benefits more than just your skin: It also supports flexible joints and strong bones. Get whole-body benefits and support beautiful skin with these 13 collagen peptide recipes.
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Collagen drink recipes
Make your morning cup of coffee do more for you. Get quality fats, gut-friendly prebiotics and collagen protein in every sip with two easy upgrades: InnerFuel Prebiotic and Collagen Protein powder. Just add 1-2 scoops of each to Bulletproof Coffee, blend and enjoy.
For mornings when you need an extra dose of protein, try this super frothy egg coffee recipe. Use Vanilla Collagen Protein Powder for added sweetness, or use plain collagen protein if you like your coffee on the savory side. Don’t skip the cinnamon — it adds an earthy, spicy kick.
For a refreshing and minty sweet treat, try this collage peptide recipe over ice. Mint is known to enhance energy levels and alertness. When it’s combined with coffee and quality fats, you’ll get a delightful treat that keeps you focused and satisfied.
Collagen shake recipes
This collagen shake recipe features a refreshing and nourishing fruit-free juice. It’s packed with celery, lemon, detoxifying herbs, re-hydrating cucumber and, of course, collagen protein. This is a great detox drink to start your day off right.
Collagen protein makes a great addition to this keto smoothie, which tastes just like a chocolate mint cookie. In addition to collagen protein, the polyphenols in the cocoa powder help improve skin elasticity and collagen retention.
This rich and creamy collagen peptide recipe features a serving of vegetables, plenty of protein and quality fats from avocado and coconut milk. Enjoy it after a workout to replenish your glycogen stores and load up on essential amino acids, which support muscle growth and recovery.
Plenty of smoothie bowls are loaded with added sugars, which can lead to energy crashes. This simple, yet flavorful smoothie bowl is made with just five ingredients that will leave you feeling fueled and nourished.
Collagen peptide bone broth recipes
This hearty and warming homemade bone broth recipe makes for a perfect soup base or flavorful saute addition. Collagen protein is found naturally in bone marrow, and you’ll also add extra collagen protein powder to this recipe — so this is a winning way to up your collagen intake.
Sip your way to glowing skin with this soothing, savory bone broth recipe. Simmer beef bones low and slow with aromatics, then enjoy your broth in soups, meals or on its own with lemon. To up your collagen level even more, add a scoop of hydrolyzed collagen peptides to your mug and stir until dissolved.
Collagen peptide dessert recipes
If you were into strawberry-flavored milk as a kid, this collagen peptide recipe will be a treat for you. Thanks to the strawberries, each serving contains 80 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. This is a bonus because vitamin C boosts natural collagen production.
The secret ingredient in this chocolate slab recipe is the crumbled Collagen Protein Bars. Pumpkin is a seasonal bar, but you can try this recipe with any bar flavor that pairs well with chocolate, like Vanilla Shortbread, Mint Chocolate Chip or even Fudge Brownie. (Double chocolate, anyone?)
Creamy and crunchy, sweet and tart — this collagen peptide recipe has it all. This is the perfect dessert to show off at your next dinner party because it’s easy to scale up, and the end result looks as good as it tastes.
These chewy, nutrient-dense treats make use of Collagelatin, a Bulletproof combination of collagen and gelatin. They’re made from green juice featuring celery, cucumber, basil, mint, lemon, lime and spinach, and they’re sweetened with xylitol or stevia to taste.
This collagen peptide recipe features keto fat bombs that are made for on-the-go. They’re flavored with vanilla, coconut cream and MitoSweet, so you get a perfectly sweet and satisfying snack without the sugar crash.
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