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6 Collagen Recipes For The Chocolate Lover

by grace gavilanes - July 29, 2021

True decadence starts here! If you can't get enough of our Collagen Peptides and consider yourself a big-time chocolate fan (who isn't?!), you're going to fall head-over-heels-in-love with our newest innovation. Available at vitalproteins.com, Costco warehouses nationwide and Costco.com, Vital Proteins® Chocolate Collagen Peptides ($25; shop now) is a deliciously sweet upgrade to your wellness routine.

Boasting 20g of collagen from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine, natural cocoa powder and a touch of sweetness from stevia, Chocolate Collagen Peptides adds a wellness boost to your scoop by helping to support healthy hair, skin, nails, joints and bones.** And did we mention our in-house registered dietitian and Sr. Director of Education is a big fan?

"I hate to say it, but Chocolate Collagen Peptides has unseated Collagen Peptides to become the foundation of my daily collagen routine!" Jenn Randazzo, MS, RD, CLT, tells Lively. "Every morning, I just blend 2 scoops with some oat milk, 1/2 a frozen banana and a little peanut butter for a really decadent smoothie that I just can't get enough of!"

To celebrate the latest addition to our collection, we've rounded up 6 collagen recipes that call for Chocolate Collagen Peptides. Keep scrolling to find your new favorite and satisfy your chocolate craving while reaping amazing benefits!

6 Collagen Recipes Every Chocolate Fan Will Love

1. Cocoa Berry Smoothie

Yields 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 C almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 C frozen blueberries
  • 1 C frozen cherries
  • 1/2 T honey
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins® Chocolate Collagen Peptides
  • Cacao nibs, extra cherry or blueberry pieces (optional to garnish)

Directions:

  1. Blend ingredients & enjoy!

2. Chocolate Pudding

Yields 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados (skin and pit removed)
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1/3 C coconut milk
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins® Chocolate Collagen Peptides
  • 4-6 strawberries
  • 1/4 C dark chocolate (optional topping)

Directions:

  1. Add the avocado flesh, maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla extract and Chocolate Collagen Peptides into a food processor and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Once the mixture is creamy and smooth, scoop it into a bowl and top with leftover coconut cream, strawberries and dark chocolate. Enjoy!

3. Chocolate Hummus

Yields 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C cashews (soaked in boiling water)
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins® Chocolate Collagen Peptides
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t coconut oil (melted)
  • 1-2 T dark chocolate chips
  • 1 t shredded coconut (optional)

Directions:

  1. Soak the cashews in boiling water and cover with a dishcloth for 15 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips and coconut oil).
  3. Blend for 5 minutes on high speed or until mixture is smooth.
  4. Melt the coconut oil and 1 T of chocolate chips in a bowl. Scoop the hummus into a bowl.
  5. Top with additional chocolate chips and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Serve with nuts, fruit or graham crackers & enjoy!

4. Chocolate Hearts

Yields 12 Chocolate Hearts

Ingredients:

  • 1 C dark chocolate
  • 1/3 C almonds (chopped)
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins® Chocolate Collagen Peptides
  • 1/2 C coconut milk 
  • 1/4 t sea salt
  • Heart-shaped chocolate mold

Directions:

  1. Heat a small saucepan on low heat and add in the dark chocolate, Chocolate Collagen Peptides, cinnamon and coconut milk. Chop up almonds and add to the chocolate.
  2. As it begins to melt, stir slowly until all of the ingredients are combined. Once the chocolate is melted completely and the ingredients are added, pour the chocolate into the heart molds and top with shaved almonds and sea salt.
  3. Place the mold into the freezer and let sit for an hour. Remove chocolate from the mold and enjoy!

5. Fudge Brownie Dip

Yields 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 C raw cashews (soaked in boiled water for 15 minutes)
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins® Chocolate Collagen Peptides
  • 2-3 T almond milk
  • 1 t vanilla extract 

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Scoop into a bowl and add to the charcuterie board. 
  3. Enjoy with berries, croissant or biscuits!
chocolate smoothie

6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Yields 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ¾ C frozen banana
  • ¼ C frozen cauliflower
  • Handful of spinach
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins® Chocolate Collagen Peptides
  • 2 T creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ C almond milk

Directions:

  1. Add the frozen banana, frozen cauliflower and the almond milk to a blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients on high speed until broken down.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to the blender and blend again on high speed until completely smooth.
  4. Pour the smoothie into a tall glass, topping it off with coconut whip cream and some peanut butter cups. Enjoy!

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary. Various studies have suggested benefits following daily consumption of collagen for several months. Refer to product labels andvitalproteins.com for recommended serving sizes and for more information.