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Why I Add Collagen to my Morning Coffee Routine

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This is a post in partnership with Vital Proteins.

Videography: The Herrintons

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen my daily coffee story. The one where I pour two shots of espresso into a cup of whole milk or almond milk. The entire process, albeit the simplest thing, is very mesmerizing. The swirl of the espresso in the whole milk is like you’re watching some kind of magic or lava lamp. I have so many followers messaging me daily what the recipe is and/or what I’m making. If I miss a day (if I’m on vacation or something), then oh my goodness, the most loyal followers message me and ask me where the coffee story is. I absolutely love it, you guys!

Who knew that my crazy idea of filming myself make an iced latte would turn into a routine that everyone wants to be a part of?

Why I add collagen powder to my daily coffee routine and the benefits I have seen from using it daily! #vitalproteins #collagenpowder #ad

Quite simply, this iced latte recipe is literally two shots of espresso (made in our Breville Barista Express — yes, it’s expensive but it has paid for itself more than 100 times over. Think: a coffee shop latte is at least $5 and not to mention tacking on an additional $1 if you want almond milk or any other add-ins), whole milk, and more recently, two scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.

Over 7 months ago, I started to incorporate collagen peptides into my daily latte because I had heard great things about collagen and how it’s great for hair, skin, nails, guts, and joints. I have rheumatoid arthritis so anything that can help my joints, I’m always up for trying. Additionally, because the collagen peptides easily dissolve in my espresso and are odorless and tasteless, it was easy enough to get a supplemental boost for my joints. That was really the only reason I was taking them. I didn’t start taking them because I wanted longer hair, nails, or more supple skin. It was solely just to help my joints in any way possible because…aging.

Why I add collagen powder to my daily coffee routine and the benefits I have seen from using it daily! #vitalproteins #collagenpowder #ad

I honestly thought nothing of adding collagen into my daily coffee routine. It was one of those supplements that you take everyday but aren’t sure of the results. It can’t be bad for you but I never thought about the ROI of it, you know? That is until a couple weeks later I started to notice that my eyelashes were oddly longer than they ever were before — and if you know anything about me, my eyelashes are short and stubby and I have gotten eyelash extensions before because they’re never long and curled. I was trimming my nails more and my hair was growing at an incredible pace. I had nothing else to attribute it to except that I started taking collagen with my morning coffee.

Now, I will put it out there that obviously results will vary and I’m not saying collagen peptides are the end all be all of supplements and everyone will get results like me. Additionally, if I can see physical changes, then I’m sure it’s helping me on the inside too. Obviously I won’t know about bones and joints but we’ll see when I’m older, right? And I’m definitely not having as many aches and pains with my joints. I have had people make remarks about my skin and how supple and smooth it looks (YAY!).

I especially loved that this powder was tasteless and odorless. I’m a coffee snob and if there was any hint of flavor I would have immediately stopped using it. Thankfully, it’s 100% tasteless and espresso still tastes like espresso!

Anyway! Since everyone (I seriously get at least two messages a day on Instagram) always asks what my “recipe” is for my iced latte, I decided to write it down below so there’s no more wondering!

Why I add collagen powder to my daily coffee routine and the benefits I have seen from using it daily! #vitalproteins #collagenpowder #ad

My Daily Iced Latte

Prep Time 15 mins Total Time 15 mins
Yields 1     adjust servings

How I make my daily morning iced lattes that everyone is so mesmerized by!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a 16 oz. tumbler or similar, add ice to top.
  2. Fill 3/4 of the way with milk.
  3. Pull your two shots of espresso.
  4. Add two scoops of collagen peptides powder to your espresso then stir to dissolve.
  5. Pour espresso mixture over the milk and stir to combine with milk.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you are wondering what espresso machine I have, we have the Breville Barista Express

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Posted on November 13, 2017

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  1. Kristin
    11/13/2017 at 9:01 pm

    This is great. My father had, and a few family members have, RA. This looks like a good supplement to help prevent it, as well, and I’ll be sharing this information with them! Thank you for sharing and hope it helps with your pain!

    • Julie
      11/14/2017 at 2:59 pm

      I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it’ll prevent RA from happening but from my experience, it has helped my joints. I feel looser – if that makes sense? When you get older, you lose collagen in your joints (basically kind of like when WD-40 wears out on household items) so this supplements helps bring it back! It’s like oiling up the joints! Haha!

      • Kristin
        11/16/2017 at 7:38 pm

        Well, not prevent it but help with the pain. And who doesn’t want longer eyelashes!

      • Julie
        11/17/2017 at 9:18 am

        So true! :)

  2. Sulis Looney
    11/16/2017 at 8:07 pm

    I would like to have some healthy thick eyelashes too!! But how about other hair throughout our body, especially above lips? Does it have any different after consuming collagen?

    • Julie
      11/17/2017 at 9:18 am

      Haha, good question. Thankfully none of that ‘unwanted’ hair has had the extra growth. Interesting, isn’t it?!

  3. Kathleen
    11/17/2017 at 5:44 pm

    Silly question, but could you also make this a hot latte, frothing the milk portion, but doing everything else the same? Thank you!

    • Julie
      11/18/2017 at 6:23 pm

      Oh yes, absolutely!!

  4. Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    11/19/2017 at 12:07 am

    Haha Julie I’m one of the people who love your daily coffee pour. I don’t even drink coffee, but watching your story makes me happy. I keep seeing people adding collagen to coffee etc., but I never looked into it myself… now I know! Interesting!

    • Julie
      11/20/2017 at 10:26 am

      Thanks so much!! :)

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