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Collagen Coffee Protein Shake

Full disclosure: while we have been buying collagen for months, we have been slacking on our daily intake. We knew about the collagen crave from Instagram and social media initially, with the Vital Proteins brand littering our favorite blog sites and blowing up our targeted ads. Personally, we did not see a dramatic difference over time to justify the high price tag of the peptides and have been sprinkling them into our daily smoothies far less frequently. However, that does not mean that you will not notice a difference, and there are many great perks to note from this flavorless, powder mix-in.

For this recipe, our key ingredient is: Collagen   

Here’s why we care about this recipe:

  • Collagen plays a huge role in the overall functionality and maintenance of skin, tendons, bones and muscle tissue.
  • Collagen is actually a protein, so if you are looking to bump up your daily protein intake, this is an incredibly simple way to do so. It mixes well with hot coffee, so a scoop or two in your cup and voila—protein coffee!
  • We are big fans of anti-aging hacks, and since collagen is the component that keeps your skin’s elasticity, including the peptides in your diet will fight aging. It keeps the skin’s elasticity, along with strengthening it and keeping it hydrated.
  • Collagen also is great for keeping your joint health. It reduces inflammation and helps promote the health of your cartilage.
  • If you are looking for a brain boost, collagen is an excellent way to combat deterioration in your brain and your memory. It aids in the protection of the neurons in your brain that fight disease such as Alzheimer’s.

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Collagen Coffee Protein Shake

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup iced coffee
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (use dairy free protein powder for dairy free option)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Ice (approximately 1 cup)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a blender, blend all ingredients except ice until fully combined.
  2. Slowly add ice to get desired consistency.
  3. Serve immediately.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION Yield: 2 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175, Total Fat: 1.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 207mg, Total Carbohydrates: 16.7g, Dietary Fiber: 3.1g, Total Sugars: 7.9g, Protein: 25.9g

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

XO,

Amanda and Christina

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