As we hunker down for seemingly endless days of chill, grey skies, snow and ice in most places, we tend to crave hot drinks, thick lattes, whipped coconut cream-topped mugs of cocoa, and sweet treats that follow a rib-sticking meal. Long gone are the days of the cooling collagen popsicles, and ice-studded collagen ice tea or lemonade of summer. Even if the weather outside is frightful or just cooler and more damp where you are, we’ve got lots of delectable ways to get your collagen fix. From minty cool treats to spicy hot chocolate, these winter collagen recipes can help you make it through those darker, bone-chilling days and nights.
Warm Collagen Drink Recipes
If you’re a lover of the sexed up coffee milkshake (a.k.a. frappuccino, macchiato, or syrupy flavored lattes), and are looking to cut down on the sugar in your diet, you’re in for a treat. Our keto caramel macchiato has just 8.5 grams of carbs per drink—compare that to the 35 grams of carbs in the same drink at the coffee shop with the green mermaid logo.
Rich, spicy, and warming, this hot chocolate is spiked with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne for those times when you want a little kick with your velvety cocoa.
This traditional Japanese beverage, whisked together with water until frothy, can be a bit too grassy in flavor for some when sipped straight up. Our version uses uses our matcha collagen keto latte drink mix, which combines monk fruit and vanilla extracts to make the matcha more palatable.
A touch sweet and deeply chocolate, this collagen-enriched cocoa can be made even more decadent by plopping in a homemade pouf of Primal vanilla-flavored marshmallows.
Our keto-friendly version of chai tea latte is closer to the Indian version of chai. The spices won’t assault your senses like the strike of a gong, and the subtle sweetness rounds out the flavors rather than cloaking your tongue and nearly melting your teeth with an aggressive amount of syrup.
The combination of honey and lemon soothes, and the ginger snap-like spices, such as ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon, in this collagen tea latte make this brew memorable.
We remade the pumpkin spice latte into a coffee drink you could sip every day without a shred of regret. Our version is plenty sweet without being cloying, thanks to our monk fruit and coconut-sweetened vanilla coconut collagen.
Making your own bone broth at home isn’t as intimidating as it might sound. All you need is a five-pound chicken, some aromatic vegetables and herbs, salt, water, and an Instant Pot to make the process faster. You can always stir in some additional Collagen Peptides after the bone broth is ready, too.
Festive Winter Collagen Flavors & Treats
Believe it or not, you can make a Primal/paleo, gluten and grain-free version of cookie mix in a jar. Simply swap out the refined sugar, all-purpose flour, chocolate or other add-ins that aren’t made with compliant ingredients, and use almond flour, Primal Kitchen Vanilla Collagen Fuel and Whey Protein, plus brown sugar Swerve.
This mulling spice mix can transform any liquid into a heady blend of holiday-hopped aroma when heated or steeped, and can also be used in place of potpourri, dryer sheets, or sneaker balls to freshen linen closets, drawers, workout shoes, and more.
We captured the lore and lure of the candy cane in a festive, lower-carb, dairy-free version of a milkshake. Sip a refreshing pop of peppermint complete with a candy-red swirl.
Gummies are fun, fantastical, fruity ways to get a handful of collagen peptides into kids’ and adults’ mouths. Make these with plain water for a keto snack, or use 100% fruit juice to make them sweeter for the kids (including you, wink).
Ice cream may not be the first thing you might pick when coming in from the cold and igniting the fireplace, but mint chocolate chip ice cream might make you change your mind. There’s something wintry fresh about mint that cleanses the palate and helps cut through the richness of those hearty comfort foods we love this time of year.
Part cookie dough, part truffle, this keto-friendly candy is the perfect addition to a holiday cookie platter, as homemade gifts at the holidays, or as a year-round treat for chocolate and peanut butter lovers.
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