5 Tasty Ways to Add Collagen to Your Morning Coffee


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 below.

Black Eyed Coffee

You love coffee—so why not put coffee in your coffee? Supercharged with a shot of espresso and grass-fed collagen peptides, this recipe is perfect for coffee addicts (or the very sleep-deprived).


Combine espresso and coffee in a cup. Slowly pour Collagen Peptides into cup and mix thoroughly. Add milk or creamer if desired. Enjoy immediately.

Vanilla Collagen Latte

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.


Combine coffee, 4 oz of milk, coconut oil, and cinnamon in a blender. Slowly add Collagen Latte 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.

Frothy Butter Coffee

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.

Matcha Collagen Latte

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.


Slowly pour Collagen Latte and matcha powder 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.

Creamy Collagen Mocha

Chocolate and coffee—name a more delicious pairing. Our collagen-infused take on the classic mocha will keep you energized through the afternoon slump.


Combine coffee, milk, and sweetener in a blender. Slowly add Collagen Latte and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.

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This article was originally published on October 29, 2018 and updated on May 6, 2022.