25 Recipes to Incorporate Collagen Into Your Diet

Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post so I can share all the different types of recipes that collagen can be used in!

I've been sharing a few different recipes on my blog lately featuring products from Vital Proteins and while I love that they offer so many different kinds and flavors of collagen products,  I still think the most versatile product they offer is the plain old unflavored collagen peptides.

You can just use these peptides in SO many different ways! I continue to try and incorporate more and more collagen into my diet because it has so many added health benefits.  Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body but we stop producing as much of it when we hit our mid-twenties.  As a 27-year-old with a family history of female hair loss...this is very concerning to me! Thus I am trying to supplement my diet with more collagen since it is shown to enhance your hair, skin and nails, improves digestions, and even boosts joint health.

One of the nicest features of these regular collagen peptides is that they are unflavored so you can literally include them in so many different types of recipes with no weird flavor.  One of the most basic ways to use collagen is to stir 1-2 scoops into your coffee in the morning: the powder dissolves into the liquid and doesn't change the taste at all!

While collagen does have amazing health benefits, at the end of the day it is a protein and thus it does have calories (two scoops of collagen has 70 calories and 18 grams of protein), so my favorite way to use collagen is in a recipe where it can replace flour or some other ingredient so I'm not just wasting calories by dissolving the collagen into liquid. Since these peptides are unflavored you can use them for tons of different recipes (sweet OR savory).  For example just this weekend I whipped up a batch of sugar cookie blondie bars (adapted from No Excuses Nutrition) where the collagen peptides replace an entire cup of flour for what would typically be used in a blondie bar.  Instead of just adding carbs from the flour, using unflavored collagen peptides added extra protein to these blondie bars without any weird flavors and they still kept a great texture.

If you want to start taking more collagen but don't know where to start I've rounded up 25 recipes below from some amazing food bloggers that ALL use Vital Proteins unflavored collagen peptides as a major ingredient in the recipe! There is everything from cookies and muffins to veggie dips and smoothie bowls so no matter WHAT your taste buds prefer...there is bound to be something here that you like.  Scroll through and let me know in the comments which recipe you would want to try first!!!

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cups by Easy Peazy Mealz
 Rich dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter filling, and a healthy serving of protein per peanut butter cup

Collagen Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread by My Girlish Whims

Peanut Butter Collagen Protein Blondies by No Excuses Nutrition

Chocolate Mud Pie Bread by Lil Sipper

Collagen Chocolate Chip Cookies by PaleOMG
PaleOMG Collagen Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Collagen Bars by Real Food Rabbit

Chocolate Avocado Freezer Fudge by Fit Mitten Kitchen
Paleo Chocolate Avocado Freezer Fudge. Just 5 ingredients!

Cake Batter Collagen Protein Bars by Empowered Sustenance
Cake Batter Collagen Protein Bars

Romaine Wedge Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing by Paleo Bailey
romaine wedge salad

Sweet Potato Brownies by Rachl Mansfield
Epic Sweet Potato Brownies for an easy and delicious grain, dairy and gluten-free brownie recipe!

Double Chocolate Power Cookies by Living Loving Paleo
Double Chocolate Power Cookies

Mango Protein Popsicles by Stay Lively
protein popsicles

Collagen Smoothie Bowl by Thyme is Honey
Collagen Smoothie Bowl made with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides | Thyme is Honey

Collagen Chocolate Chip Bars by My Girlish Whims

Cinnamon Coconut Latte by The Real Food Dietians
Gut Healing Cinnamon Coconut Latte in a mug

Green Goodess Dip by Easy Peazy Mealz

Collagen Oatmeal Cream Pies by No Excuses Nutrition

Cauliflower Ranch Dip by Lil Sipper

Greek Yogurt Collagen Chocolate Chip Muffins by PaleOMG

Paleo Sugar Cookies by Real Food Rabbit

Strawberry Chia Seed Protein Pudding by Fit Mitten Kitchen
Strawberry Chia Seed Protein Pudding

Paleo Pecan Crumble Pumpkin Loaf by Rachl Mansfield
Paleo Pecan Crumble Pumpkin Loaf made with simple ingredients for an easy refined sugar-free and gluten-free fall bread recipe!

Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies by Easy Peazy Mealz
Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies are a healthy way to start your day.

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream by The Real Food Dietitians
 Strawberry Banana N'ice Cream in a silver bowl with fruit

Green Protein Smoothie by The Lemon Bowl

Who knew one simple supplement could be used SO many different ways? I've certainly inspired myself to get back in the kitchen to whip up something new!

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