Discover over 40 delicious collagen recipes that’ll keep your meals exciting and keep you healthy and youthful. Collagen does more than just help your skin, it helps your nails, teeth, bones, joints, and even your gut. It’s also incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet. These are some of our absolute favorite collagen recipes!
Collagen Health Benefits
When it comes to the benefits of supplementing with collagen, think of anything anti-aging-related. Supplementing with collagen may also help reduce wrinkles, build stronger nails and thicker hair, provide a solid post-workout protein boost, and support stronger bones. Without a doubt, collagen is one potent protein! Want to learn more about the benefits of collagen? Go here!
How to Use Collagen
Collagen peptides are so easy to use- collagen peptides come in a powder that you can throw into practically anything, hot or cold. Think tea, coffee, smoothies, salad dressings, soups, stews, sauces – literally anything that has some liquid for the collagen to dissolve into, you can try yourself.
Adding one to two scoops a day of a good quality collagen powder into any of your recipes will greatly benefit your body and overall health!
NUTRITIOUS AND DELICIOUS COLLAGEN RECIPES
So now, let’s get creative! We’ve gathered a huge variety of recipes that give you a collagen and protein boost and will leave your tastebuds satisfied! You’ll love how easy it is to mix the collagen right in without any added change to texture or taste.
This is the ideal detox tea in case you feel like your body may be catching a cold. In fact, this is the ideal tea in case you just feel down or tired! This combination of anti-inflammatory turmeric and anti-aging bovine collagen is perfect for healing the mind and body. Bovine collagen will help rebuild those working muscles and ligaments to keep you feeling good!
Who doesn’t just adore cinnamon? Four ingredients and five minutes equals a sweet morning latte! The best part about this Cinnamon Coffee recipe is that you’ll be getting your caffeine thanks to the espresso, a dash of sweetness from cinnamon (hey, no sugar needed!), and, of course, a scoop of collagen loaded with amino acids that’ll support your joints and muscles throughout the day.
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This smoothie bowl’s inviting baby pink color will make you want to have this as your power breakfast every morning! The bowl is low in fat, but what really makes it amazing is the collagen peptides! Yes, one five-minute bowl has 19 grams of protein all because of the collagen! Protein is important to consume after a workout to help in muscle recovery, and the smoothie itself contains electrolytes for rehydration. The bowl is so delicious on its own that you’ll be excited for your post-workout treat!
Easy on the eyes and the gut, the Chocolate Collagen Protein Power Smoothie is for the win! Rich in antioxidants thanks to the cacao, your heart will thank you. Did you know chocolate can help prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease? In addition to that, the collagen in this power smoothie will help reduce future hunger pains, keeping you more full than other proteins. The combination of banana, almond milk, and almond nut butter gives this bowl that deliciously sweet and nutty taste!
This recipe looks like a bowl of the Caribbean sea – almost too good to be true! One banana for potassium, a peach for your daily vitamin C needs and boosted immunity, and collagen for those 14 grams of protein that make this Banana Peach Spirulina Bowl a complete, balanced meal! Just three minutes to gather and blend-this gives you time to get creative with your toppings for additional nutrients!
Tired of the same old mocha in the morning? Throw in a banana, riced cauliflower, and collagen peptides to your typical mocha and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t given this a shot sooner. In just five minutes you’ll get that nutritious morning boost you’ve been craving since you woke up! Because of the collagen protein and potassium from the banana, this smoothie is actually great before or after a workout as well, supporting muscle recovery and hydration!
Green means go, go, go! This green smoothie is full of as much as 20 different vitamins and minerals, from potassium to lutein. You’ve got healthy fats from the avocado, vitamin K from the baby spinach, and more! Let’s not forget the lovely marine collagen – with this you will amp up the protein and strengthen your bones and joints. Because marine collagen is a Type I collagen, you’ll be especially beneficial for your skin. Enhance your skin hydration and firmness, and reduce the prominence of wrinkles and cellulite!
A delicious, refreshing drink in only 2 additional ingredients besides water? What’s not to love. This ideal summer beverage will have your guests in awe. It is the ultimate everyday low-sugar snack, and it’s sweet enough to consider it a healthy dessert! Incorporating that scoop of collagen will give you a nice protein boost, and that watermelon will fill you with potassium as well as vitamins A and C. Feeling fun? Throw in some more ice cubes for a more slushy treat!
If you need a small drink that will make you feel refreshed and renewed, you’ve landed on the right recipe. This five-minute shot will cleanse your body, relax your head, and reduce any pains you may be feeling (thank you, antioxidants!). The ultimate trio – ginger, lemon, and collagen – are working together to boost your immunity and strengthen your bones. Get your body back on the right track!
It doesn’t have to be December to enjoy a warming Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Don’t resist your cravings and check out this recipe. Full of antioxidants from the cocoa powder and protein from the collagen peptides, you’ll have the perfect winter pick-me-up. This drink is also free of dairy, and is low in added sugar because of the incorporation of vanilla and peppermint extract as sweetener alternatives! Drink up!
The Gut Healing Detox Green Juice is one powerful detox machine, and just about as green as you can get! Load up on antioxidants and fiber from the leafy greens as you boost your skin with the additional bovine collagen! Ideal for when you are sick and you need to feel renewed, this drink is light, quick to prepare, and great for any time of day!
A dessert that has no refined sugar AND doesn’t require any baking? Count us in! These No Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars are great quick treats to satiate some of your hunger before or after meals. The 18 amino acids found in Further Food Collagen help with muscle repair and recovery. Build up your bone strength and reduce that pesky joint stiffness! Store these protein bars in the freezer so you can enjoy them any day of the week.
This is the perfect salty sweet treat that can’t be beat! These pumpkin bars are beyond perfect. First of all, you don’t need to touch the oven! Second of all, they’re nut free on their own ( though feel free to sub in your favorite nut butter!). And third: in each square serving, you’re getting plenty of vitamin A, iron, and protein! Respectively, that’s thanks to the pumpkin puree, the cacao powder and dark chocolate chips, and the collagen peptides! How could something so good be so nutritious?
A classic breakfast stack with a healthy twist! This hearty meal is both savory and sweet. The coconut flour is a great wheat-free alternative and provides fiber. Try this pancake recipe on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning to make the most of it – one serving is just 280 calories, and the 14 grams of protein coming from the collagen will leave you feeling amazing!
Never be afraid to mix up your pancake recipes – treat yourself to these Banana Collagen Pancakes! Paleo-friendly, this sweet stack is perfect for the whole family. Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. The ground flax seeds will give you an omega 3 boost, and how can we not forget the protein boost from that scoop of collagen? This is the best guilt-free breakfast out there!
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Got a sweet tooth? How about a guilt-free recipe that will actually satisfy you? This is no trick! These Carob Coconut Collagen Cups have no sugar added. You’ll be reaping the benefits of carob – that’s magnesium, iron, potassium, and more. You’ll also be a powerful protein boost from the bovine collagen. Post workout snack, anyone? One cup is only 37 calories; that means you can even pair them with a tasty yogurt or ice cream, or add a fun topping! Go nuts!
You’re probably already sold on this recipe because of the name. It’s crunchy. It’s sweet. It’s paleo. These protein balls are full of healthy fats for lowering high blood pressure and thereby preventing cardiovascular disease. The additional collagen can further help with preventing heart disease by supporting your digestive health, and of course, these treats pack a protein punch to keep you going and support your gut!
Every now and then the chocolate cravings hit you. We get it; it hits us too! These Fudgy Avocado Collagen Brownies can satisfy that choco craving and benefit your body beautifully! You’ve got avocado as your superfood (high in those good fats!), banana flour for the benefits of bananas without the actual banana taste, and let’s not forget collagen! This healing protein helps balance this snack, healing any leaky gut lining and building stronger skin, hair, and nails! Who knew you could indulge in chocolatey goodness in only 84 calories?
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Sometimes you just want to steal that cookie from the cookie jar, but you don’t want to risk all the refined sugar. Well, there’s no need to worry with this Chocolate Chip Collagen Cookie recipe. After a delicious meal, satisfy your sweet tooth with a gluten-free cookie. Using coconut sugar will help you avoid the temptations of refined sugar, and the collagen addition will benefit your hair, nails, and more.
These cookies may be green, but they’re still as sweet as ever! With only 63 calories per cookie and just 25 minutes to make them, you’ll be ready to indulge in a super-dessert! Rich, delicious, and packed with antioxidants, you’re going to feel refreshed. The matcha will give you a great energy boost without the crash, and each cookies has 2 grams of protein that’ll help heal your gut! Feel free to have more than one!
Just reading the name Pumpkin Tahini Brownies could be enough to make your mouth water. These brownies are low in sugar, gluten-free, and dairy-free. You can sweeten the brownies to your taste by modifying the type of chocolate and sweetener you use, but we guarantee these brownies will be that perfect fudgy texture! The pumpkin will fulfill 70% of your daily vitamin A needs (that’s per brownie!), and the two scoops of collagen will fill you right up and leave you satisfied. This will definitely be a popular dessert with the kids, too!
Now these muffins are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast that’ll get you ready for your busy day! Low carb and paleo friendly, Collagen Zucchini Muffins are just 136 calories per serving. They’re made with high fat nut flour, and when you throw in your scoop of collagen peptides, you’ll get some protein for support your gut and connective tissue! Zucchini provides minerals and fiber, and that banana will give you a lovely electrolyte boost. Make a whole batch on Sunday and you’ll have some delicious muffins ready for your work week!
Mint and chocolate is such a refreshing unique flavor combination that must be explored in every way possible – that’s why you need to try this Chocolate Mint Muffin recipe as soon as possible! The recipe calls for just one type of flour, and the dark chocolate will enrich you with antioxidants and minerals. The added collagen will give you your protein fix. This is a snack you’ll be looking forward to all day.
This simple donut recipe is not to be ignored! It only takes 20 minutes to make, and one donut is as low as 57 calories! Sweet and filling, Mini Protein Donuts are full of grains and collagen. And yes, these are delicious little donuts rich with collagen protein! Who knew eating a dessert could benefit your skin and bones?
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Looking for a new interesting five-minute snack to complement your lunch? Why not these Collagen-Stuffed Dates? With absolutely no sugar added, each date has 4 grams of collagen protein that’ll help with muscle repair, so definitely consider this as a potential post workout treat! Feel free to add some toppings – we love chocolate chips, but the possibilities are endless.
Craving a breakfast that’s a bit sweeter than usual? How about a bowl of Cinnamon Cacao Oats? The bowl is full of naturally sweet foods that cut down the need for added sugar, from strawberries to bananas to anti inflammatory cinnamon! The scoop of our bovine collagen makes this meal ideal for eating after a tough work out because it can help you recover your sore muscles and keep your bones strong.
Bread is one of the few foods in the world that would excite just about anyone! Zucchini Protein Bread is special because it is full of collagen protein that will improve your joint and gut health, and it will fit you right up! Zucchini itself is a great source of vitamin C, along with vitamin K and manganese. Try this bread alone, or prepare it for a sandwich! We promise you’ll fall in love!
Do you know what we scream for? Dairy-free, reduced sugar nice cream! Yes, this Strawberry Coconut Nice Cream recipe has zero refined sugar and absolutely no dairy! Additionally, it is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. This dessert is also great for your gut because of the collagen, and will also help you feel fuller for longer! Excited yet?
This might just top your short list of favorite green ice creams. In this healthy nice cream recipe, you’ll find some incredible superfoods. The avocado is one of our favorites, and is just rich in vitamin A, potassium, iron, magnesium, and so much more. The collagen boost will help strengthen your skin, hair, and nails, and the mango gives you that sweet tropical finish. Your dessert just got a whole lot better!
We want to make sure you keep your desserts interesting and easy on the eyes, so we have this Dragon Fruit and Berry Ice Cream recipe ready for you to enjoy! With no dairy, you’ll feel refreshed by the tropical dragon fruit and its amazing composition of antioxidants, vitamin C, and even healthy fats! Adding in your daily scoop of collagen is going to give you the ultimate protein boost that will promote the health of your gut and reduce joint inflammation. This ten-minute dessert is just 70 calories per serving, too! Don’t be afraid to throw on some natural toppings like mint!
Your ice cream just got even better. You won’t even believe that this Ice Cream Sandwich recipe is both dairy-free and gluten-free. Combining the nutty nice cream with these delicious collagen cookies makes the perfect sweet sandwich. The bovine collagen gives you just the perfect protein kick, with 7 grams in each serving!
While the recipe definitely screams summer, don’t forget you can just leave the heat on in the house and enjoy these in the comfort of your living room, too! These popsicles are low in calories and fat, and you’ll feel guilt-free because the sweetness comes from the natural sugars found in the fruit – so don’t worry about having a sugar crash later. Adult- and child-friendly, this treat is only 54 calories and a great way to cash in some protein from the collagen without actually tasting it!
There’s a reason the word “super” made its way into the name of this recipe! Bone broth itself is a mighty elixir, giving you loads of minerals and healing properties to benefit from. This hot broth is soothing, with vitamins from the vegetables and antioxidants from the spices. More importantly, it’s got both chicken bone and bovine collagen for the ultimate protein-packed meal. This bone broth recipe will keep your bones both healthy and pain-free. You can make plenty of servings to freeze and enjoy during those cold months!
The spices in this hot Cauliflower Soup are to die for. You have the lovely Indian spices, the deliciously crunchy roasted cauliflower, and a thick hearty broth to warm you right up. The spices give you this earthy taste filled with antioxidants. With four scoops of collagen, you’ll be seeing smoother skin, stronger bones, and more versatile muscles in due time! Cuddle up in your couch and enjoy a bowl!
You can never have enough soup recipes. Carrots, which are one of the best sources of vitamin A, will help improve your immune system, and the spices will load you up with antioxidant properties. Let’s also keep your bones nice and strong and your skin hydrated and smooth with the collagen protein! This Carrot Soup is so dense with nutrients and very filling thanks to the collagen – it’ll keep you warm and full throughout the day.
This recipe is sure to warm you, and is especially great for the pesky cold and flu season. When we say powerhouse, we mean it – this super creamy and hearty soup is packed with vegetables that’ll spike your vitamin A, C, K, B, and more. The chickpea, egg, and collagen combination is sure to reach your protein needs, and you’ll feel completely satiated after your meal. With so many spices and seasonings in this recipe, you’re going to delight your taste buds!
Yes! You can sneak some collagen protein in your salad by incorporating a scoop into your dressing – it almost feels like you’re cheating! Lentils are low in sodium and high in protein, and they have so many micronutrients like copper, iron, and folate. The scoop of collagen will give you another boost in protein and essential amino acids, this time specializing in your hair, skin, nails, bones, and gut! Sometimes we worry that a salad may not fill us up – but this lentil salad will definitely do the job!
This recipe is perfect for sporting events, or simply any get-together. Super simple and super delicious, Collagen Salsa Roja is the perfect dip for your chips. With just the right spiciness level from the jalapeno and garlic, you’ll also be reaping the benefits of vitamin C-rich tomatoes and gut-repairing collagen! It’s pretty hard to stop snacking once you start, but that scoop of collagen will help you and your guests feel fuller for longer! You can throw this recipe together ten minutes before the party even begins.
Who doesn’t just love a solid pesto sauce to add into their favorite meals? This Dairy Free Spinach Pesto recipe is perfect for your next pasta dish, salad, or even sandwich! You’re getting plenty of vitamin K and A from the basil, and lots of healthy omega 3s from the hemp seeds, promoting your cardiovascular health in just one serving! Hemp seeds also help reduce sugar cravings, and so that paired with the bovine collagen will help you feel more satiated after your meal. This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and you don’t even need to turn on the stove! Blend and enjoy!