Ready, Collagen Students? 10 Smart Collagen Recipes To Learn
May 28, 2020
I always wanted to have 93 million Instagram followers like Kourtney Kardashian, but hey, at least we have one thing in common. We both think it’s really cool to mix Collagen Peptide Powder into a hot morning beverage to start your day.
Actually, I have nine additional recipe suggestions for you now that so many people are on board with this stuff. American consumers alone are expected to spend $293 million in 2020 on collagen supplements, up from just $50 million back in 2014, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Adding collagen in your diet replaces what we naturally lose as we age, so it can make you look younger and make your gut lining happy.
Collagen is a basic building block of hair, nails, skin and bones/joints. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies, adding elasticity and regenerating our very selves. Collagen peptides dissolve in both hot and cold liquid and never thicken, so give it a try and experiment as long as there is liquid involved in your dish. Start with these 10:
Cabbage, fennel and brazil nuts are three things I love. But let’s face it, they are not exactly as popular a trio as Jordan, Pippen and Rodman. Or Earth, Wind and Fire. In fact they might be the least likely trio in history. They are chock-full of fiber, magnesium and antioxidants, though, and collagen brings it all together.
3. Lentil Salad with Oil-Free Collagen Dijon Dressing I live in St. Pete, and this sounds like the perfect refreshing salad for hot and muggy nights. Better than mosquitoes, anyway. Wherever you live, summers will be better with this. It’s packed with protein and fills you up.
“I promise I didn’t put collagen in your popsicles!” - #ParentsWhoFib
6. Shakshuka au Collagen OK, I made up the name of this one. I’ve been obsessed with this traditional Middle Eastern recipe ever since I had it for the first time at Hummus Place on New York’s Upper West Side. The hot skillet features easy and awesome ingredients like garlic, tomatoes, onions and spices in an egg base. Sop it up with torn pita bread. You’ll want those popsicles after this hottie.
8. Zucchini Collagen Protein Bread If you were making sourdough bread during quarantine, then (a) you might like this better and (b) you could have thrown collagen into that, too. Supports improved joint and gut health. Top it with veggies, even a slab of butter.
10. Coconut Collagen Muffins This is great for your own continental breakfast, especially if someone you know is serving it to you in bed. It’s as a good late-night cheat treat. Coconut oil, honey and almond milk are among some of the yummy ingredients. And collagen is the star.