How To Use Collagen Powder: 25 Of The Best Collagen Recipes
Written by: Liz Brown - Apr. 29, 2019
If you’ve heard about the health benefits of collagen powder or have done your own research on the subject, you know that adding it to your daily routine is a no-brainer. It’s one of the most versatile health and beauty supplements on the market right now and can help you go from feeling like the Wicked Witch of the West to Glinda the Good Witch with no pain, and no downtime. 👸🏼
In fact, a healthy supply of collagen can actually reveal younger-looking skin, healthier hair and nails, stronger joints, bones, and muscles, and even help with gut health and weight loss! It’s basically the unicorn of all supplements because, as you can see, it transforms your health and body in more ways than most health and wellness products do combined! 🦄
And if you’re here now, chances are you’re ready to add collagen to your daily routine and wondering how to use collagen powder in your everyday life along with the best ways to take collagen. Well, I’m pleased to report that all of your major questions and concerns on how to take collagen effectively will be answered, including:
- How much collagen should I take?
- When is the best time to take collagen?
- What are the best ways to take collagen?
- What are the best collagen recipes?
I’m even going to share the top 25 best collagen recipes that make getting your daily-dose of collagen easier (and more delicious) than ever!
How Much Collagen Should I Take Daily?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and found nearly everywhere—in your blood vessels, your skin, your hair, your bones, and even the lining of your gut. And guess what… because it’s a natural substance, taking collagen on a daily basis is completely safe especially if you make it a priority to use high-quality collagen, like SkinnyFit Super Youth.
SkinnyFit Super Youth is all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, and contains five different types of collagen that come from three different sources: grass-fed, pasture raised cows, cage-free chickens, and wild-caught fish.
But if you’re asking yourself “how much collagen should I take per day?”, here are some general guidelines to help you determine the right amount for you and your goals:
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (8.9g)
Suggested Use: Adults mix 1 heaping scoop 2-3 times daily with 8 oz of your favorite beverage or recipe.
For General Health
5g-10g Daily—for general health, it’s recommended that you take a minimum of 5g-10g of collagen per day (or 1 heaping scoop of SkinnyFit Super Youth).
For Healthy Skin, Hair, Nails, Gut, and Weight Loss
11g-20g Daily—this is a good starting range for people who want to lose weight and increase their energy. Taking 11g-20g of collagen per day (or 2 scoops of Super Youth) can also reduce inflammation, strengthen the lining of your intestines to prevent leaky gut, improve your digestive system, and allow you to visibly see improvements in your skin, hair, and nails.
For Bones, Joints, Muscles, Healing
21g-30g Daily—if you want to reduce joint pain, improve mobility, build muscle, and heal your body, it’s important to replenish your cells with 21g-30g of collagen per day (about 2-3 scoops of Super Youth).
When To Take Collagen?
Another question that seems to pop up along with “how to use collagen powder” is “when to take collagen” and whether taking collagen in the morning vs. night is most effective.
So, when is the best time to take collagen? According to experts, there is no “best time to take collagen” and you can take it any time that works best for you. 😱 As long as you’re getting your daily dose of collagen, taking collagen in the morning vs. night doesn’t affect your results.
What Are The Best Ways To Take Collagen?
So far, we know how much collagen to take and when to take it, but what are the best ways to take collagen in general? Is collagen better in hot or cold liquid? Is it okay to use in water? What about smoothies, soups, and coffee?
These are all very valid questions because if you don’t enjoy how you’re taking your collagen, you’re less likely to make it a daily habit. Here are some general guidelines to help you find the best ways to take collagen for your lifestyle:
- Do NOT mix unflavored collagen with water. Although Super Youth can be mixed with any hot or cold beverage, we highly recommended that you don’t mix unflavored collagen with water. It’s also helpful to note that most collagen tends to dissolve more easily when mixed into hot beverages vs cold. If you want to go the cold drink route, blend collagen into a delicious smoothie!
- Collagen takes on the taste of whatever you mix it with, so for maximum enjoyment, mix it into your favorite drinks or foods like coffee, smoothies, soup, or even salad dressing!
Are you looking for more interesting ways to take your collagen? We have compiled a list of the top 25 best collagen recipes to help spice up your collagen routine!
25 Best Collagen Recipes
As mentioned before, you can mix unflavored collagen powder with just about anything (except water). We’ve broken down our favorite collagen powder recipes into five different categories to show you just how many ways you can use your collagen:
- Collagen Smoothie Recipes
- Collagen Coffee Recipes
- Collagen Breakfast Recipes
- Snack Recipes With Collagen
- Healthy Desserts With Collagen
- Lunch/Dinner Recipes With Collagen
Collagen Smoothie Recipes
If you love piña coladas but hate all the excess calories and sugar that comes along with them, you will love this healthy piña colada smoothie recipe (without the booze!). With every sip, you’ll feel the imaginary island breeze in your hair. Can you say luxury? 👸🏼
Click here to get the full piña colada smoothie recipe.
If you’re in a rush but need to eat (because what girl doesn’t?)—this meal replacement shake is here to save the day! Not only will this super-simple smoothie help you shed a few pounds, but it will also deliver vibrant, glowing skin in the process!
Click here to get the full meal replacement smoothie recipe.
With only 5 ingredients, this cherry almond smoothie recipe is packed with healthy antioxidants and fights the signs of aging. It’s so delicious you’ll want to make it again and again!
Click here for the full cherry almond smoothie recipe.
Say goodbye to your foggy morning brain with this delicious banana berry smoothie recipe! The superfoods found in this smoothie boost your memory and focus to help you feel awake and energized.
Click here for the full banana berry smoothie recipe.
This 5-minute power green smoothie recipe has everything you need to look and feel young again! Reduce the signs of aging, boost energy levels, and feel ready to take on the day!
Click here for the full power greens smoothie recipe.
Collagen Coffee Recipes
Does your morning routine need a pick-me-up? Fight through the morning “foggy brain” with this bulletproof collagen coffee recipe. Increase energy, focus, and accelerate fat loss! This caffeinated concoction is backed by science and has everyone buzzing… literally.
Click here for the full bulletproof coffee recipe.
Raise your hand if you love pumpkin spice lattes? 🙋🏽Take your PSL obsession to the next level with this skinny version! This recipe is simple, healthy, and is less than 90 calories per serving! #winning
Click here for the full skinny pumpkin spice latte recipe.
Whether it’s the holiday season or just another Tuesday, this 5-ingredient peppermint hot chocolate brings the cozy vibes without the guilt. It’s a perfect treat for a late-night sweet tooth, and is ideal for cozying up on a chilly day or sitting around the campfire with your family!
Click here for the full peppermint hot chocolate recipe.
Looking for a healthy DIY latte? You’ll love sipping this Keto-friendly, dairy-free cinnamon coconut latte in the comfort of your own home. Whip it up in less than 10 minutes for amazing gut-healing benefits.
Click here for the full cinnamon coconut latte recipe.
Collagen Breakfast Recipes
Never overspend on a fancy acai bowl again! This delicious and nutritious protein acai bowl recipe is simple and affordable enough to make at home! Get creative and add different combinations of all of your favorite toppings for a new take on your acai bowl every single day.
Click here for the full acai bowl recipe.
Do your mornings feel like they’re going at lightning speed? Learn how to make a delicious and simple overnight chia seed pudding using just 5 ingredients! It’s a perfect breakfast for busy mornings when time is of the essence. Bonus: your kids will love it too!
Click here for the full chia seed pudding recipe.
Dieting or living a healthy lifestyle does not, and should not, mean you have to give up your favorite foods. This healthy protein pancake recipe will give you all the feels without all the guilt—and guess what, it’s under 150 calories!
Click here for the full protein pancakes recipe.
If you’re in desperate need of a super-delicious, nutrient-packed breakfast that will put a halt to your rushed and chaotic mornings, this high-protein overnight oats recipe will not only save you time, calories, and energy, but will actually have you looking and feeling better than ever!
Click here for the full overnight oats recipe.
Do you ever have mornings that are SO busy, eating breakfast isn’t even an option? Never fear! These delicious and convenient breakfast frittata recipes are here to save your mornings and your tummy!
Click here for the full breakfast frittata muffins recipe.
Snack Recipes With Collagen
These 4-ingredient, no-bake, healthy carrot cake energy bites have no unnecessary calories or added sugar, and are packed with healthy nutrients, protein, and collagen—making this the most delicious and simple protein cake bites you’ll ever have! As an added bonus, we’ve even included four additional energy-bite recipes using the same base recipe!
Click here for the full carrot cake energy bites recipe.
If you want a healthy jam that isn’t packed with added sugar or extra calories then give this 4-ingredient homemade strawberry jam recipe a try! Use it on toast, sandwiches, crackers, and even bagels! It’s a perfect addition to add a little sweetness to your life without worrying about extra calories.
Click here for the full strawberry jam recipe.
If you love pumpkin pie and whipped cream you’ll be head over heels for this delicious and simple light pumpkin pie parfait recipe! Same great taste but with half the calories!
Click here for the full pumpkin pie parfait recipe.
Healthy Desserts With Collagen
Learn how to make Pinterest-worthy protein donuts with only 3-ingredients! Okay, okay… they aren’t real donuts, but they are healthy and simple. Trust me when I say that you will be shocked to discover what makes these little beauties so incredibly healthy!
Click here for the full protein donuts recipe.
Hold the phones, people! This deliciously creamy and healthy ice cream recipe is only 3-ingredients and completely guilt-free! (I’m not kidding!) You will be absolutely shocked when you discover our secret ingredient!
Click here for the full healthy ice cream recipe.
Have you ever wanted a sweet treat for yourself without the temptation of leftovers? Now you can have your cake and eat it too (literally) with this healthy flourless mug cake! It’s perfectly portioned and ready in just 10-minutes!
Click here for the full flourless mug cake recipe.
These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are not only easy to make, but they are so delicious you won’t even realize they are actually healthy! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
Click here for the full chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Lunch/Dinner Recipes With Collagen
Looking for a healthy pizza recipe you won’t feel guilty about eating? This keto cauliflower pizza crust recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, and the entire pizza is under 475 calories! Yes, I’m serious. #becausepizzaislife🍕
Click here for the full cauliflower pizza crust recipe.
Chili is the ultimate comfort food! This recipe is a perfect meal for the entire family to enjoy or even a great meal prep option for quick lunches!
Click here for the full chili recipe.
This healthy cilantro lime dressing is the perfect topper for any of your favorite foods! It’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and only takes 5-ingredients and 5-minutes to make!
Click here for the full cilantro lime dressing recipe.
If time is of the essence in your kitchen, this healthy pasta sauce and zucchini noodles recipe is a must try! It’s only 5-ingredients and the best low-calorie pasta sauce out there.
Click here for the full pasta sauce recipe.