You’ve probably seen it on Instagram or your favorite wellness blog: steaming cups of coffee and frothy matcha lattes infused with collagen, the beauty industry’s latest obsession. Adding collagen to your coffee isn’t just trendy, however—it’s an easy way to get a quick dose of protein and tap into the many other health benefits of collagen, like better digestion, firmer skin, and stronger hair and nails.
Now, you can add collagen peptides directly into your morning brew—it’s a tasteless powder that dissolves easily in hot liquids—but if you want to really take your caffeine fix to the next level, we rounded up our favorite collagen coffee and tea recipes from Vital Proteins below.
You love coffee—so why not put coffee in your coffee? Supercharged with a shot of espresso and dairy-free collagen creamer, this recipe is perfect for coffee addicts (or the very sleep-deprived).
1 shot of espresso
6 oz freshly brewed coffee
Combine espresso and coffee in a cup. Slowly pour Collagen Creamer into cup and mix thoroughly. Enjoy immediately.
We love this healthful version of our go-to Starbucks order for its lightly sweet taste—and the fact that it keeps us feeling full until lunchtime.
1 scoop Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Creamer
8 oz freshly brewed coffee
4 oz plus 2 oz milk or nondairy milk of your choice
1 tablespoon coconut oil or organic butter
Cinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste (optional)
Combine coffee, 4 oz of milk, coconut oil, and cinnamon in a blender. Slowly add Collagen Creamer and blend until creamy. Pour the remaining 2 oz of milk into a cup and steam (or use a milk frother) until frothy. Pour the coffee mixture into the cup with the frothed milk and enjoy.
Okay, we were skeptical of butter coffee when we first heard about it, but after trying this collagen-infused version, we’re coming around to the idea. Creamy, frothy, and surprisingly filling, it’s full of healthy fats and protein.
8 to 12 oz freshly brewed coffee
2 tablespoons butter or ghee (preferably organic and grass-fed)
1 tablespoon coconut or MCT oil
1 to 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds until thick and frothy. Enjoy immediately.
If coffee isn’t for you, try this creamy matcha latte. The matcha gives you a jitter-free boost of energy while the collagen peptides help you power through your morning without succumbing to the coffee cart.
2 scoops Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Creamer
6 to 8 oz hot water
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or coconut oil
1 scoop Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Slowly pour Collagen Creamer and Matcha Collagen into the hot water, stirring with a milk frother or by hand as you go. Once fully dissolved, stir in butter or coconut oil (and honey if desired) until smooth and creamy. Enjoy hot, or pour over ice for an iced matcha latte.
Discover more ways to add collagen to your routine with Vital Proteins.