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Best Collagen Recipes To Try Out

If you had always thought of collagen as a boring protein supplement that you just need to gulp down for the sake of it, you are completely wrong. Although, yes it is a vital protein that our skin and hair needs for overall health, you need it for a wrinkle-free skin, and for stronger hair. When it comes to flavour, trust us, there is so much that you can do this with this supplement. 

Firstly, did you even know that it makes up to 60-75 percent of your skin? :O Well, yes it does so, without any further ado, let’s talk how you can make this protein into something delicious and incorporate into your daily routine:

Everyone’s favourite, Collagen Hot Chocolate

To make this hot chocolate, you only need 10 minutes, and a couple of ingredients. Nothing fancy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk (use almond milk if looking for healthy option)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 sachet of collagen powder
  • 1/4 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • Marshmallows or whipped cream for topping

Instructions:

  • Heat the milk
  • Put the hot milk, cocoa powder, collagen, and cinnamon powder into a blender*
  • Blend until smooth
  • Top it up with marshmallows/whipped cream and you are set for the evening

*be careful as hot liquid expands in a blender. Never fill the container till the top and use the blender on low. 

Glow Smoothie

If you like to keep your mornings light, healthy, and delicious – this smoothie recipe is the best for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 glass coconut water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup strawberries (you can also use oranges, watermelon)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 sachet collagen powder
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions:

  • Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

Almond butter protein bars (no baking needed!)

Did you know that protein bars are super healthy when they are home-made? No preservatives, no additives, and obviously, fresh!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 sachet collagen powder

Instructions:

  • Start by whisking almond butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a large bowl
  • Add in cinnamon powder, flax seeds, chia seeds, chopped almonds, and collagen powder
  • Fold the mixture using a rubber spatula
  • Line your baking tray with baking paper and pour the mixture into it
  • Freeze for 2 hours and then cut them accordingly – here you go!

Pancakes

Pancakes with maple syrup and strawberries is definitely our best Sunday breakfast. You add in a sachet of Swiss Vanilla collagen powder and the taste is even better now.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats (blend them into a powder)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 sachet collagen powder
  • Butter

Instructions:

  • Whisk all the ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Heat the pan and grease it with butter
  • Pour the battle onto the pan using a ladle
  • Cook them until golden brown on both sides
  • Top them with maple syrup, strawberries, or blueberry compote 

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