If you’ve been a part of the Primal, keto, or clean-eating community for a while, you’re likely well aware of all the various reasons to add collagen into your daily routine. It contains glycine, it may improve your sleep and skin elasticity, and it might even been beneficial to healing joints and injuries.
Whether you take collagen to support your hair, skin, and nails or to aid in your post-workout recovery, supplementing your diet with collagen peptides is easy and effective.
We tend to associate supplement powders with adding a scoop or two into your blender to make a midday shake or early AM smoothie, but collagen peptides can mix into virtually anything. Taking collagen can become a culinary pursuit: this versatile supplement sneaks into coffee, baked goods, savory dishes, and so much more.
Here are 12 ways to use collagen that you may not have thought of yet.
Coffee creamer. Skipping dairy? Make cashew creamer right at home with this recipe for collagen-infused creamer for a hit of peptides with your morning pick-me-up.
Nut Butter. Pre-make collagen-infused nut butters and creamers to find subtle ways to add creative collagen into your routine. Blended with Primal Kitchen® Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel, this creamy macadamia nut butter is even more irresistible.
Bars. You can make your own grab-and-go bars, or you can purchase a box to get the benefits of collagen in a “take anywhere” snack bar. Primal Kitchen® Collagen Nut and Seed Bars boast 7.5g of collagen in every serving, and if you make them yourself, you get to decide how much collagen they contain.
Gummies. Treat your sweet tooth to fruity, fun, nostalgia-inducing gummies. With gelatin, and a refreshing collagen mix, you can make a batch of these colorful nibbles that make taking collagen crave-worthy and delicious. The Primal Kitchen Collagen Quench line is full of refreshing, fruit-forward flavors and has a bit of fizz.
Cocktails. Add hair, skin, and nail support to happy hour with collagen-infused cocktails and mocktails. If you’re looking to unwind with an adult beverage, why not add all the benefits of bovine collagen peptides? Unflavored peptides mix into your go-to cocktails seamlessly, or you can make the mix the main event, using flavored peptides to recreate favorites, like a Tropical Mojito.
Treats. Give your go-to indulgences the power of collagen peptides. Flavored powders, like the Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel®, can make them ideal bases for all your favorite treats. Try this Keto Fridge Fudge, Hazelnut Truffles, or these Keto Gluten-free Donut Holes. Use your sweetly flavored collagen peptides to create must-have goodies that are not only delicious, but also brimming with benefits.
Soups & Sauces. Supplements and savory don’t usually mix, but collagen is the surprising exception. Unflavored peptides blend into this butternut squash soup recipe and into this pan sauce undetected, so if your palate prefers robust, smokey, or acrid flavors, there’s still an unexpected collagen recipe for you.
Baked Goods. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or making a comfort food favorite, make the most of homestyle baked goods by using collagen. These Keto Pumpkin Pie Bars are full of familiar flavor, and this berry cobbler captures the taste of home with a supportive, supplement upgrade.
Fat Bombs. Adding extra fat into your Keto or Primal diet is easy with a collagen-infused fat bomb. Perfect for midday snacking, on-the-go meal replacement or an after dinner bite, fat bombs are extra versatile when spiked with bovine collagen peptides. Try these Keto Earl Grey Collagen Fat Bombs, or these Mango Pineapple Paleo balls.
Bowls. If you’re looking to switch out your go-to smoothie or shake with a similar taste without the slurp, smoothie bowls add room for delicious add ons like seeds or hemp granola. This Pitaya Berry Smoothie Bowl hits the spot.