What a year it has been! As we reflect on the last 12 months, we can’t help but think back on the things we were most fond of. Unsurprisingly, the following collagen recipes were at the top of the list. From creamy, nutrient-rich soups to delightful gummies and matcha ice cream, these were the dishes you rated as your most-try, aww-inspiring creations.
Did your most coveted meal make the list? Keep scrolling to see, then grab your apron and get cookin'!
Best Collagen Recipes for Breakfast
Combine coconut milk, honey, vanilla bean, Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin and sea salt in a creamy ensemble that works well in parfaits, with granola or on its own. It's a delightful, dairy-free recipe that can compete (and then some!) with any store-bought variety.
Donut say ‘no’ to this mouthwatering recipe! Here, the classic breakfast delicacy is enhanced with a sweet vanilla glaze while the dough is padded with Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Creamer. It's a unique take on the treat.
Dive into this addicting bread that won’t last more than a few minutes in your kitchen. This Almond Butter Banana Bread is made without refined sugars or flours (and has the added bonus of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides), so it’s as guilt-free as it is delicious. Grab it while you can!
Best Collagen Recipes for Lunch
What is it about chicken pot pie — in any form — that’s just so good? This one is no exception. Packed with organic chicken, vegetables and Vital Proteins Chicken Bone Broth Collagen, it’s the ideal feel-good meal for any day of the week.
Speaking of soups, here’s another one you loved. In fact, our recipe developer, Christina Anania, claimed it as one of her best creations ever: “This Wild Rice Soup is full of delicious flavors and has a perfect balance with the coconut milk and the rosemary. Other than the creaminess of the soup, my favorite part has to be the added mushrooms and the kale." Try it out and experience the goodness for yourself!
Best Collagen Recipes for an Afternoon Break
Inspired by Jennifer Aniston’s morning routine comes this smoothie. Made with frozen berries, honey, coconut milk, banana and hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, it's an energizing and refreshing way to get you through your afternoon.
Best Collagen Recipes for Dinner
Let’s clue you in on a secret: We *love* healthy takes on our favorite calorie-heavy dishes. And this cauliflower recipe — that tastes just like buffalo wings — is that. Simply combine the traditional dry ingredients (including Vital Proteins Chicken Bone Broth Collagen), coat and cook the florets, then slather them in hot sauce to enjoy.
Take it from our recipe creator, Kayleigh Lockhart, on what makes this meal so lust-worthy: “This recipe for meatballs is perfect for busy people who want a quick and easy weeknight dinner, giving them the full Italian experience in just 30 minutes. This rich, creamy marinara sauce encompasses flavorful herbs and creamy coconut for a decadent dinner you’ll want to cook up night after night. Incorporating Vital Proteins Beef Bone Broth Collagen adds even more depth to the savory flavor of this meal, while adding a slight crisp texture to the meatballs." Now you know!
Best Collagen Recipes for Dessert
If you haven’t heard, Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin are the ultimate ingredient to add to your favorite candy — gummies! The reason for this is it acts as the perfect binding ingredient to give it the texture you love. Experiment with the different flavors here (like hot cinnamon bears, creamy mango mint and peaches and cream) to find a sweet that speaks to you.
Last but not least: ice cream! We couldn't round out our "best of" recipes without this chilled treat that was an instant hit among our readers. With only six ingredients — including Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen — it's so simple to make and doesn't sit heavy on the stomach. For serving with pie this holiday season or just indulging in late at night, don't overlook this rich addition to your holiday dessert plans.