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Best Collagen Recipes: Smoothies, Snacks, Soups, Desserts & More

By Holly Darnell, RD

March 11, 2024

Homemade chocolate protein bar recipe

Our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down as we age. We can thank this process and lower levels of collagen for contributing to “normal signs of aging.” Other lifestyle factors — like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking and high amounts of sun exposure — can also lead to diminishing collagen levels.

Collagen protein impacts nearly the entire body. It’s what helps support skin strength and elasticity, and when it comes to our joints and tendons, it’s like the “glue” that helps hold the body together.

This is all why it’s a great idea to supplement with collagen, such as Multi Collagen Protein. It offers benefits such as improving the appearance of your skin, promoting healthy hair thickness and growth, supporting gut health, and reducing joint stiffness.

It’s fastest to simply mix with 8 ounces of water, coffee or a smoothie. But if you want some collagen recipes, we have them in spades. Here are several in the following categories:

  • Smoothies

  • Warm breakfasts

  • Hot drinks

  • Baked goods

  • Soups

  • Dressing

  • Mocktails or cocktails

  • Desserts

Smoothies

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1. Cherry Vanilla Collagen Smoothie

Cherries are an overlooked fruit when it comes to smoothies. They provide a great flavor and are loaded with antioxidants. They also blend well with a vanilla flavor, such as the Multi Collagen Protein Vanilla powder that also provides joint, skin and gut benefits.

2. Collagen Kale Smoothie

When you go to make your morning smoothie, you want optimal nutrition but also something that tastes delicious. This fits the bill, as the kale, fruit, coconut milk and collagen (unflavored or vanilla) makes for a nutrient-loaded, healthy as can be and delicious concoction.

3. Peach Smoothie

The combo of peaches, banana, honey and vanilla? Delish. Want a peach cobbler-like experience? Add less almond milk to make it thicker and pour it into a bowl. Top it some naturally sweetened granola and grab a spoon.

Warm Breakfasts

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4. Overnight Oats

Finding time to eat, let alone make, a well-balanced breakfast can be tough. This basic overnight oats recipe lets you enjoy a delicious (and healthy!) breakfast while requiring zero morning prep time.

5. Collagen Crepes with Berry Compote

The average crepe is just butter, milk and flour. These collagen crepes are just as delicious but feature collagen protein, almond milk and gluten-free flour. And berry compote on top completes this amazing breakfast.

Hot Drinks

Protein coffee or proffee

6. Protein Coffee or “Proffee"

Protein coffee brings together morning iced coffee (often cold brew) with a protein powder, of which collagen can be the best option. It’s a perfect high-protein, low-carb way to start the day.

7. Chai Tea Latte

This chai tea recipe is a bit of a twist on a classic. We took out artificial sweeteners and flavors, in favor of the benefits thanks to this drink's antioxidants, real spices, Multi Collagen Protein and zero refined sugars.

Baked Goods

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8. Double Chocolate Collagen Donuts

It's a dilemma: You want a donut and a healthy collagen breakfast with collagen. Now you can have both! Each chocolate collagen donut is balanced with the three macronutrients: 9 grams of carbs, 14 grams of performance fats and 12 grams of protein.

9. Banana Nut Muffins

These muffins taste just like Grandma’s banana nut muffins — but with a serving of collagen. The macros for this banana nut muffin recipe are top-notch, with 16 grams of carbs, 9 grams of performance fats and 8 grams of protein.

Soups

Thai Coconut Chicken Collagen Soup

10. Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Want to make up some Thai food at home? It’s packed with performance fats from coconut milk, Multi Collagen Protein, a punch of spicy flavor from red curry paste and some (optional) chili peppers, and the nutrition of numerous vegetables plus lemongrass — and ginger-infused broth.

11. Cream of Broccoli Soup

This creamy broccoli Soup is loaded with nutrients and flavor — plus a little bit of heat from curry powder. With 20 grams of performance fats, 15 grams of fiber and a whopping 25 grams of protein, it also will stay with you for a while and can be a lunch all by itself, perhaps paired with a crusty bread.

Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

12. Green Goddess Dressing

Green goddess dressing is typically store-bought or had at a restaurant, but did you know you can easily make your own that tastes just as good yet is also much healthier? Here’s a recipe full of nutritious goodness plus some collagen.

Snacks

Homemade chocolate protein bar recipe

13. Chocolate Protein Bars

Want to make your own sports bar? This is your shot and it's easy as can be. These nutrient-dense ingredients blend together very easily and deliver a perfectly balanced chocolate protein bar.

14. Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

Feeling peckish and don't want to give in to eating cookies for your snack? Or looking for the perfect pre-workout or post-workout snack? These cranberry almond energy bites will do the trick. A perfect blend of sweet and salty, with a pleasant crunchy texture alongside balanced macronutrients to give you steady energy.

Mocktails

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15. Frozen Watermelon Margarita Mocktail

The classic margarita can suffice, but have you tried the frozen watermelon margarita variation? You won't be sorry. Its flavor, color and consistency work incredibly well as a mocktail or cocktail (just add tequila). We also include some collagen powder to add benefits.

Desserts

Banana chia seed pudding

16. Banana Collagen Chia Pudding

Chia seeds have no flavor, which means this superfood is easy to add to various recipes without altering the taste. In this banana chia pudding, the seeds give the dish a thick consistency and will help keep you feeling full until your next meal — you’ll enjoy the creamy taste of real bananas as well as Multi Collagen Protein. Add some pecans to top it off.

17. Lemon Lavender Cupcakes

On the lookout for the perfect Spring cupcake? These lemon lavender cupcakes are definitely it, as they're full of spring flavors with lavender, lemon and vanilla blending together perfectly. They're also powered by Multi Collagen Protein Vanilla.

Recipe developed by Holly Darnell, RD. Holly is a registered dietitian nutritionist who unlocked self-love at the intersection of exceptional food and practical solutions for healthy living. She’s passionate about helping others make simple, positive lifestyle changes on their individual path to healing.

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