How should I take collagen protein powder?
Adding collagen to your daily diet is a great way to top up your levels of key nutrients and essential amino acids but if you are unsure how you can incorporate this protein powder into your day - read on for 5 of our favourite ways!
Collagen is a natural supplement which helps to support bone, joint, skin, hair and nail health and is the perfect addition to any lifestyle or diet. Our 100% Pure Bovine Collagen Peptides are easily added to drinks, meals and snacks for a convenient and reliable nutrient boost wherever you are! They’re neutral in taste and dissolve instantly into hot and cold liquids. Here are five great ways to use your collagen peptides and reap the amazing health optimising benefits!
1. Whizz Collagen into Your EVOLVE Morning Coffee
Our EVOLVE coffee recipe was inspired by keto-favourite Bulletproof Coffee. It’s a morning brew designed to naturally energise and fuel your day from the very first sip. Forget energy drinks and sugar-laden snacks, this cuppa is the natural, real food alternative to keep you motivated and focused from breakfast and beyond – and won’t be followed by an energy slump!
The recipe calls for single origin premium coffee beans, filtered water, 100% Coconut Derived MCT Oil, Grass-Fed Butter and of course a heaped teaspoon of our very own Collagen Peptides – using the finest ingredients for a real food cuppa full to the brim with healthy fats, amino acids and health-boosting collagen. Simply brew the coffee, whizz together the ingredients and enjoy! Here’s the recipe…
2. Boost Homemade Bone Broth by adding collagen
There are so many amazing benefits of drinking bone broth – it supports the nose to tail philosophy, helps to reduce waste and of course is incredibly nutritious! The popularity of bone broth has soared recently and it’s great to see so many prepared versions popping up on shelves everywhere. But buying your broth good to go tends to come with a hefty price tag.
Making your own bone broth is simple, easy and allows you to add in whatever leftovers you have – as well as a good few tablespoons of collagen peptides. The process of making bone broth renders down the animal proteins into a powerful elixir of vitamins, minerals, calcium and amino acids. Once made, your homemade broth can be added to gravies, sauces, soups, stews and casseroles – or simply sipped straight away!
Check out the recipe below and start slurping to feel the amazing benefits including better gut health, stronger hair and nails and overall health optimisation.
3. Stir into Soups
Who doesn’t love a tummy warming bowl of nutritious soup? Soups are a great way to use up any leftover meat and veg and are often packed with vitamins and minerals – but sometimes short on protein. Most soups contain little to no meat and so are often low in protein which can make for a less satisfying meal and leave you vulnerable to pesky cravings later in the day!
Adding 3-4 spoonfuls of collagen peptides provides a complete, bioavailable and condensed source of protein that will transform your soup into a balanced meal. Whatever soup you opt for, the final step of your recipe should be throwing in a good dose of collagen peptides – ours are neutral in flavour and dissolve like a dream to give your soup a nutrient boost in disguise!
Here’s a few of our favourite soup recipes, don’t forget to add the collagen!
4. Supercharge Your Salad Dressing
We think salads should be a celebration of real food ingredients and, like a celebrity on a red carpet, ALWAYS dressed well! Yet the majority of supermarket dressings are lacking in substance or the ingredients just are not up to scratch. With hidden sugars, inflammatory seed oils or nasty preservatives.
A salad is your opportunity to embrace versatility, explore new ingredient combinations and delve into the world of dressings. Whatever you go with, adding our collagen peptides to your salad dressing is a convenient and reliable way to boost your nutrient intake and reap the many amazing benefits of collagen.
As promised, here’s some salads that stretch beyond a bag of leaves – all dressed well! 😉
5. Add to Smoothies and Shakes
Smoothies and shakes are perfect for when you’re on the go, stuck for time or simply want a convenient dose of nutrition that doesn’t require table, knife and fork!
But store-bought smoothies are all too often packed with sugar, preservatives and hidden nasties such as artificial colours and flavours – so making your own smoothies and shakes is always best.
Choose low-carb fruits and veggies, add your liquid and finish with a couple of tablespoons of collagen peptides for a powerful protein boost. You can also add a drizzle of our 100% Coconut Derived MCT Oil for a whopping dose of healthy fats that will keep you naturally energised throughout the day, which is just what we’ve done in the recipe below!
Hunter & Gather 100% Pure Bovine Collagen Peptides Protein Powder
Our 100% Pure & Unflavoured Bovine Collagen Peptides have been created to provide an unrivalled source of quality protein that is super convenient. Each spoonful contains 18 amino acids which help to repair and replenish healthy muscles and joints throughout the body.
Adding Collagen Peptides to your daily diet and healthy lifestyle is a great way to optimise your nutritional intake and reap the amazing benefits of a protein-packed diet. Grab yours here and start supercharging your real food recipes now!