3 Holiday Collagen Coffee Recipes

By Ariane Resnick, CNC

What Is Collagen Coffee?

Just when you were putting down that pumpkin spice latte because it's loaded up with sugar syrup, collagen creamer comes along to cheer you back up with a new coffee treat! Unlike a PSL, collagen coffee not only tastes great, but adds health benefits to your cup of joe, too. Collagen creamer is an on-the-go ready coffee creamer made with powdered coconut milk, collagen peptides and bamboo shoot extract.

Why Add Collagen Creamer To Your Coffee This Holiday Season?

At a time of year when most of us overeat and dine on foods we normally wouldn't, the more wholesome and nutritious foods you can pack into your days to offset your splurges, the better. Collagen creamer contains collagen peptides, which are proven to help everything from skin elasticity to ulcer healing. The powdered coconut milk in the creamer not only offers a rich and hearty taste, but the MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) in it are also beneficial for your metabolism.


Here are three recipes for collagen coffee in popular flavor themes, so you can indulge in your favorite holiday beverages guilt-free.

Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint isn't just a delicious holiday season flavor; it also helps with digestion and stomach issues, which occur all too often with the variety of cocktail parties, dinners, office parties and group meals that are prevalent at this time of year. Adding chocolate to your coffee shouldn't be seen as unhealthy, either; chocolate has mood-boosting chemical compounds and antioxidants and contains fiber to help slow the absorption of caffeine into your system.


Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces brewed hot coffee
  • 1 scoop collagen creamer
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract, or more to taste
  • ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Sweetener to taste: honey, stevia, sugar or other you enjoy

Instructions:

Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat until well-combined, or blend in a blender until frothy.

Collagen Pumpkin Spice Latte

Speaking of pumpkin spice lattes, there's no need to give them up completely! Instead, make a healthier version with collagen coffee creamer. By using actual pumpkin puree instead of a syrup, you're adding a fiber-filled whole food to your drink. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, all of which contribute to your wellness rather than detract from it.


Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces brewed hot coffee
  • 1 scoop collagen creamer
  • ½ tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Sweetener to taste: honey, stevia, sugar or other you enjoy

Instructions:

Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat until well-combined, or blend in a blender until frothy.

Eggnog Latte

Is it possible to replicate a drink that has a defining characteristic of texture, rather than flavor? Of course! Extra collagen creamer is used here so that you get a richer, thicker end result than a standard latte drink. Nutmeg is the main flavor in eggnog, and a few fresh grates of a nutmeg pod will make all the difference in giving this drink an authentic feel.


Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces brewed hot coffee
  • 2 scoops collagen creamer
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sweetener to taste: honey, stevia, sugar or other you enjoy

Instructions:

Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat until well-combined, or blend in a blender until frothy.



Ariane Resnick is a special diet chef, certified nutritionist and bestselling author. She has been featured in media such as Forbes, CBS’ “The Doctors” and Huffington Post. Her private clientele includes celebrities such as P!nk. Ariane has two books published (the first of which, The Bone Broth Miracle, reached the ranking of #1 cookbook on Amazon on multiple occasions) and two books releasing in 2019.


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