December 16, 2020 6 min read

TIS’ THE SEASON FOR THESE 5 FESTIVE COLLAGEN DRINKS

All the holiday fun... with none of the guilt! Let's celebrate the season of collagen.


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.  

There are so many reasons why we’re always so excited about collagen supplements this time of year. And even with all the changes and restrictions this winter, we’re happy to say that our collagen tradition is here to stay!

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 the lustrous hair, flexible joints, supple skin, strong nails, and 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. 

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 have insufficient collagen levels to blame. Or if your joints are aching and stiff, your hair is thinner, or your nails are brittle, collagen is also likely the culprit.

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 igniting joint discomfort in many.

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)



PRIMAL COLLAGEN PEPPERMINT COCOA

Peppermint and hot chocolate are staple holiday ingredients not to be missed this year. 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 other 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 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!


PRIMAL PUMPKIN SPICE COLLAGEN LATTE

If you’re more of a pumpkin spice person, then this recipe is for you! This rich and creamy pumpkin pie-inspired collagen latte is packed full of wellness-boosting collagen for your hair, skin, nails, joints, and gut, as well as natural pumpkin flavors for an extra holiday-inspired delight!

Total Time: 5-10 Minutes
Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup canned coconut milk (reduced fat)
1/2 cup coconut, oat, or almond milk (unsweetened)
1 scoop Primal Collagen
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoons natural sweetener (stevia, agave, maple syrup, or honey)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
Dash of ground nutmeg & pumpkin pie spice (as garnish)
Dash of pink himalayan or sea salt (optional)

*Optional:  You can substitute 1 full cup of non-dairy milk instead of the ½ cup canned coconut milk for a lighter option. Add whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice as garnish. Use a frother for extra creaminess.

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 garnish, and enjoy!




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!



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!

 

 

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.


FROM ALL OF HERE AT PRIMAL HARVEST, WE WISH YOU A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON! YOU DESERVE TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, AT ANY AGE.

 

BECAUSE REMEMBER...

 

IT'S ABOUT YOU.  IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.  IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING

 

S H O P   P R I M A L   C O L L A G E N

 


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