Recipe courtesy of Dr. Josh Axe, co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and also author of the best-selling books Keto Diet and The Collagen Diet. He also recently authored Ancient Remedies.
Collagen supplementation is most effective for your skin, gut and joints when you take it daily. So while some of us prefer our collagen in a smoothie or even a cooked recipe, there are days when you just don't feel like having a smoothie or whipping up a recipe.
That's when you should simply have your daily collagen in your morning drink, whether it be water or coffee, as both our premium formula Multi Collagen Protein and our new Collagen Peptides seamlessly and flavorlessly mix with both.
Want to take it a step further and create a cup of coffee that will keep you going for hours? Try this Collagen Coffee recipe that's full of performance fats as well as collagen. It's incredibly easy to make and may become a new part of your morning ritual — and it's friendly with the keto diet, low-carb, Paleo and even intermittent fasting.
Organic coffee: While you can certainly have too much, one cup of coffee comes with benefits, including tons of antioxidants, supporting liver and heart health, and boosting physical and cognitive performance.
Grass-fed butter: Butter may not provide you with protein or fiber, but it also doesn’t contain any sugar, carbs or health-hazardous trans fats. People are often terrified of saturated fat, but when saturated fat is obtained from healthy sources in moderation, like grass-fed butter and coconut oil, it provides the body much-needed fuel and helps with blood sugar stability.
Coconut oil: The benefits of this oil are real, including fighting inflammation, supporting cognitive and heart health, and boosting energy levels.
Collagen powder: One of today's most popular supplements because it not only can generally support healthy skin elasticity, strong hair and nails, but it can even help support gut health and joint function as well.
How to Make Collagen Coffee
This is a breeze. First, brew approximately one-and-a-half cups of coffee (or more), considering whether you're aiming for one or two servings. My favorite way of brewing coffee is using a simple French press, where you place freshly ground coffee in the pitcher and then pour in boiling water. Give it a stir with a wooden stick and let it "brew" for five minutes before using the coffee press.
Pour the coffee into a high-powdered blender, along with the butter, coconut oil and collagen powder (1 scoop Multi Collagen Protein Pure or 2 scoops Collagen Peptides Protein Powder Unflavored). Blend until well combined.
Alternatively, pour the hot coffee into a large coffee mug and then add the ingredients. Use a handheld frother to prepare the collagen coffee. Delicious!