'Tis The Season For These 5 Collagen Drinks

December 20, 2021 6 min read

ALL THE HOLIDAY FUN... WITH NONE OF THE GUILT! LET'S CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF COLLAGEN.

Festive Collagen Drinks

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we’re spreading the holiday cheer here at Primal Harvest with some of our favorite collagen drink recipes!

The holidays are all about snuggling up with loved ones and enjoying a warm, comforting beverage by the fire. And more importantly, the holidays are our favorite time of the year to gather some of the coziest collagen recipes and share them with you, our amazing Primal Harvest Tribe.

We’ve dealt with our fair share of stress and unexpected twists and turns this year…

But it doesn’t mean that we can’t make every effort to transform this holiday season into something special! One way to do this is by nourishing your body from the inside out with easy-to-make, wellness-boosting collagen peptides.  

Let’s have a closer look at why collagen is our favorite winter supplement.

WHAT IS COLLAGEN?

Collagen is essentially the “glue” that holds your entire skeleton together. Made up of essential amino acids, collagen is abundant in our youth, giving us lustrous hair, flexible joints, supple skin, strong nails, and the overall youthful glow we once took for granted. 

However, as we age, this fundamental building block of our bodies begins to steadily decline (especially after 30), leaving our skin, hair, nails, ligaments, bones, gut lining, tendons, and entire skeleton lacking in collagen. 

By adding a collagen supplement to your routine, you're allowing your body to supplement the amount of collagen you once naturally made. 

WHY COLLAGEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

If you’ve noticed that your skin is drier, looser, less elastic, or has more fine lines and wrinkles, you may have insufficient collagen levels to blame. Or if your joints are stiff, your hair is thinner, or your nails are brittle, you may want to consider adding collagen supplements to your lifestyle.

Collagen is absolutely necessary when it comes to feeling your best on the inside and the outside this holiday season.

And when the winter weather rolls around and temperatures drop, you may notice some of these symptoms worsening or becoming exacerbated. That’s why collagen supplements are extra essential during the wintertime!

Dry, cold, and windy weather, along with spending more time indoors, can result in dry, sullen, and patchy skin. This can intensify signs of aging that often lead people to discover collagen peptide supplements in the first place, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin sagging. It can also dry out hair and nails, as well as ignite joint discomfort.

Since hydrolyzed collagen supplements target skin hydration, joint mobility, and hair strength, it’s no wonder why most of us stay stocked up on this supplement through the holiday season and beyond.

COLLAGEN IS LIKE YOUR SECRET WINTERTIME BEAUTY WEAPON, AND WE’RE TOTALLY HERE FOR IT!

But remember, not all collagen supplements are created equal. Whether you decide to go for a collagen capsule or powder, it’s important to remember to choose premium collagen sources that have been hydrolyzed (already ‘broken down’) for maximum absorption.

This will help guarantee not only the greatest benefit, but the greatest value for your money as well (who wants collagen that doesn’t get absorbed by your body?!). 

Here are our top five favorite holiday collagen beverages to enjoy with your loved ones this holiday season. They focus on a healthy balance of ingredients, are quick and convenient, and can be made using either of our collagen powders (Keto Collagen and  Primal Collagen). 

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PRIMAL COLLAGEN PEPPERMINT COCOA

Peppermint and hot chocolate are perfect holiday ingredients. With this recipe, you can ditch the pre-packaged hot cocoa mixes and avoid unhealthy chemical ingredients and tiresome sugar crashes by keeping it simple, natural, and delicious! This recipe is made using real cocoa powder, collagen peptides, and natural extracts that are packed with a nutritious holiday punch.

Total Time: 5-10 Minutes

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup non-dairy milk (ideally almond or oat)

1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 scoop Primal Collagen

1 tablespoon honey (or another natural sweetener)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

*Optional: For an extra creamy treat, we recommend using full-fat coconut milk. Substitution sweeteners include coconut nectar, agave nectar, coconut sugar, or about five drops of liquid stevia.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and stir occasionally with a whisk until desired temperature (do not allow your milk to boil!).
  2. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

 

CLASSIC COLLAGEN HOT COCOA

If you’re more of a classic and simple cocoa drinker, try this original hot cocoa recipe with added collagen for our favorite collagen supplement holiday drink. Collagen powder takes hot chocolate to the next level providing support for skin elasticity and joint health.

Total Time: 5-10 Minutes

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

2 scoops Primal Collagen

2 cups of Natural Cocoa Powder

2 cups of Coconut Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Warm 8 ounces coconut, almond, or regular milk on a stove or in the microwave. Add 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate, and either stir well to combine or blend for a frothier/more creamy texture.

2. Pour into your favorite mug, add your garnish, and enjoy!

 

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KETO COLLAGEN CANDY CANE SHAKE

For a candy cane-inspired collagen boost, try this keto-friendly smoothie recipe! Naturally low in carbs and high in healthy nutrients, this shake is the perfect guilt-free way to celebrate and indulge your sweet tooth this holiday season

Total Time: 5-10 Minutes

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup non-dairy milk (ideally almond, oat, or coconut)

1 scoop Primal Harvest Keto Collagen

1/2 cup coconut milk solid (save liquid from the can)

1/3 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Two drops liquid stevia (or natural sweetener of choice, such as maple syrup)

Handful of ice cubes

FOR RED SWIRL TOPPING:

2.5 tablespoons coconut milk liquid

1 teaspoon beet powder

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place the smoothie ingredients into a blender and blend (or pulse) on high until the mixture is completely smooth. Pour smoothie into your favorite glass or mason jar.

2. Whisk the beet powder and coconut milk liquid together (starting with the liquid). Final mixture should be liquid, so feel free to add another tablespoon of liquid if needed.

3. Add optional whipped cream and, using a spoon to create a swirl pattern, drizzle the red topping over the smoothie. Garnish with optional crushed candy cane, and enjoy!

 

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KETO COLLAGEN GINGERBREAD LATTE

Gingerbread is another comforting holiday flavor that’s bound to take you back to your fondest childhood memories. Here’s a gingerbread latte recipe infused with collagen and healthy fats like coconut oil that you won’t need to think twice about treating yourself to this Christmas!

Total Time: 5-10 Minutes

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee (warm)

1 scoop Primal Harvest Keto Collagen

1/2 cup coconut, oat, or almond milk (unsweetened)

1 tablespoon butter (or coconut oil)

1 teaspoon coconut oil (or additional butter)

1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

1/2 teaspoon honey (or maple syrup)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and stir occasionally with a whisk until desired temperature (do not allow your milk to boil!).

2. Pour into your favorite mug, add your optional whipped cream and garnish, and enjoy!

 

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PRIMAL COLLAGEN EGGNOG SHAKE

Cheers to this holiday classic! Recreate this rich, creamy, and decadent beverage with a collagen twist. Flavored with your favorite Christmas spices, this collagen booster is sure to be a hit this holiday season!

Total Time: 5-10 Minutes

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

2 cups non-dairy milk (unsweetened)

1 scoop Primal Collagen

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3 pitted dates

1 tablespoon nut butter (cashew or almond)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Pinch of pink himalayan or sea salt

Handful of ice cubes

*Optional: For an extra protein boost, add one scoop of the vanilla protein powder of your choice.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place the smoothie ingredients into a blender and blend (or pulse) on high until the mixture is completely smooth.

2. Pour smoothie into your favorite glass or mason jar, add any garnish or optional whipped cream, and enjoy!

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPE? WE’D LOVE TO ADD IT TO OUR LIST! SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW OR CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA @PRIMALHARVEST.

 

Cara Wegener
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Cara Wegener