Kim asked how to use collagen if you don’t drink coffee or hot tea. ☕️ Great question! There are a lot of delicious ways to add collagen protein to your low carb diet, and so many great benefits. 💝
I started using it for hair loss & splitting nails a few years ago, and was really impressed with the results! I saw FAST improvement to both my hair and nails, within a couple of weeks even. 💯
Most collagen powder won’t dissolve as well in cold liquids in my experience, but it blends in fine with creamy things you probably already use every day – like salad dressing and sour cream.
But you can easily add collagen powder to your unsweetened almond milk & protein shakes! 🥛 The trick is to dissolve the collagen in just a little hot water first, let it cool, then add it to your shake or iced coffee 🧋 or even your water. Problem solved! 🙂
Here are more creative & delicious ways to always get your daily dose of collagen…
🥄 You can stir it into low carb yogurt, sugar free pudding, cottage cheese, almond butter or macadamia butter 🍯 creamy dips, sour cream, guacamole, etc. 🥑 You can mix it in while you’re making chicken salad or tuna salad, or add it to creamy salad dressings. 🥗
You can add it to sauces or broth when cooking, add it to a hot mug of chicken broth, fold it into melted sugar free chocolate when making fat bombs or keto candy – or fold it into your sugar free icing recipe. 🧁😋 Add it to your low carb pancake recipe, chaffle recipes 🥞 and your keto cheesecake recipe too. 🍰
There are lots of easy ways to add in collagen protein powder! 💪
I use unflavored collagen powder because it’s more versatile, but the flavored collagens can be fun to cook with too. I made strawberry chaffles for example 🍓 using a strawberry collagen powder.
My daughter loves the Cinnamon Toast collagen, which would be a great addition to this low carb blueberry muffins recipe or cream cheese pancakes. 🥰
I use (and love!) the Perfect Keto unflavored collagen powder in my first morning coffee every day, and their Almond Butter Brownie keto collagen bars. The Strawberry and Cinnamon Toast collagen are from Perfect Keto also. My discount code is LYNN20 for 20% off.
My collagen coffee holds me over nicely for awhile in the mornings. That plus a protein bar ☕️🍫 (I like their Almond Butter Brownie bars) easily holds me over until an early dinner!
I’ll share more recipes with you below, but first…
🔹 Why Collagen? What Are The Benefits?
I get asked this a lot. I only started using it around 4 years ago myself. I’m not big on supplements, but I had a flu that wiped out my gut health that year.
On top of the intense abdominal pain, stomach upset, nausea, IBS & indigestion (UGH!) my nails started splitting and my hair was breaking off and falling out at an alarming rate. 😲
It turns out, collagen is great for ALL of those things, and much more. I saw a specialist for the gut health issues of course, but I had to do something about my hair & nails!!
This photo was taken just 3 weeks after a haircut. That’s how fast my hair was breaking off and falling out.
I ultimately had most of my hair cut off and just had to start growing it out again. 🥺
I saw results with my hair & nails by the 3rd week, just over two weeks in!
I was SOLD by that alone, but I also noticed I wasn’t as sore or stiff after big hikes, even after bouldering in the river gorge. I had sorta skipped over the whole list of benefits about collagen when I got it for my hair & nails, but it’s also great for muscle recovery and joints.
Collagen is great for gut health issues, skin quality: anti-aging and skin texture, plus hair & nail growth/strength. It also helps with stiffness and joint pain that comes with age, and also for muscle recovery after workouts. 🦵
Most of our bodies are made up of collagen, and we lose it rapidly with age.
This is a great (but short) guide all about Collagen. It’s the one I use too, their unflavored collagen powder, and there are also keto friendly collagen recipes on this page:
This year I doubled up on the collagen (started using it 2x/day instead of once) after most of my hair fell out & broke off (AGAIN) following covid and with longcovid. 🥺 I’m happy to report: THAT WORKED! I have fuller, thicker hair already – and lots of new growth!! 😊🙌
I use the unflavored collagen powder because all of their flavors are too sweet for me. I think it’s just a sweetener preference though, because I like sweet! 🤷♀️ Other people say they LOVE the flavors.
Perfect Keto has a money back satisfaction guarantee and great customer service, so you can try what you think you might like, and you’re totally covered if you don’t like anything you get – for ANY reason. 🙃‼️
I’m actually looking at some different brands of collagen to try, but I’m a little nervous about switching because the Perfect Keto brand WORKS SO WELL for me. I usually just stick with what works, but their prices are going up – so I’m shopping around. I went ahead and stocked WAY up during their last sale, just in case I can’t find something I like as much or that works as well.
Some collagen, even unflavored, has a funky/salty taste that RUINS my coffee – but Perfect Keto brand just adds a nice rich creaminess to my coffee, with absolutely no funky flavor (or flavor at all).
I would love to hear creative ways YOU use collagen, and if you prefer the flavors, which one is your favorite?
I love it in my first morning coffee, but it’s easy to mix into things like low carb yogurt and nut butters, or sugar free pudding too.
Speaking of yogurt, this keto friendly yogurt parfait is my FAVORITE breakfast. Such a refreshing change when you get tired of eggs. 😉
I add in almond butter, berries and Lolli’s Keto Cookie Clusters (aka Lolli’s Low Carb Granola). 🥰❣️
I also use it in my Low Carb Frozen Yogurt …
You can easily add unflavored collagen powder to either of those breakfast treat ideas, or even one of the flavors if you prefer that! Perfect Keto has a variety of delicious collagen flavors like Cinnamon Toast, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Vanilla and Chocolate.
I love the Perfect Keto unflavored collagen powder in my coffee, plus it’s versatile enough to add to anything else easily too – like my ranch dressing or fat bomb & nut butter recipes.
You can mix unflavored collagen powder into practically anything!
Like this Low Carb Seafood Spinach Dip Recipe (delicious!).
You can stir collagen powder into cottage cheese too. I don’t really like yogurt that much (unless I fancy it up into a parfait! lol) so I used to eat this combination for breakfast A LOT: cottage cheese, chopped pecans & berries. 🥰
I hope that gives you some ideas for adding collagen into your low carb diet or keto meals easily, even if you don’t drink coffee or hot tea every day – or ever at all. 🙂
Like I said before, I’ve never really been big on supplements, but after I started using the Perfect Keto collagen powder daily to help with my gut health & hair loss issues… I was SOLD after seeing such fast results, and so many benefits!
I’m pretty sure I’m aging backwards ever since I started using it. 🙃
My skin looks and feels GREAT, my hair is thickening up and growing out, my nails are strong and grow fast… and people tell me all the time: you don’t look 48 at all! 😊
It’s definitely helped A LOT over this past year while I work through all the longcovid symptoms, between joint aches and hair loss.
At least I knew exactly what to do this time – before it got BAD like last time!
I hope this helped answer some of your questions about using collagen, or creative ways to make sure you get a serving in every day – easily.
Or at the very least, gave you a new meal idea or recipe to try out! 🙂
p.s. I decided to go ahead and grab a few things from Bulletproof to see if any of these things help with my gut health issues, immune system, detox, etc. And also to try their collagen & bars and see if I like those as well as Perfect Keto…
Here’s how that went: Bulletproof vs Perfect Keto BP is AWFUL! 🤢 👎 (yuck!)
I decided to stick with Perfect Keto products, and scored you an even better discount than we had before. Use code LYNN20 at Perfect Keto for 20% off anything on their website. I love the keto protein bars, unflavored collagen powder, snickerdoodle & chocolate hazelnut nut butters, peanut butter cookies – and the new SuperFat peanut butter chocolate chip cookie snack packs. 🥰❣️
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