One of the greatest things about collagen is that it’s a simple supplement to integrate into a diet. And one of the best things about Vital Proteins collagen products is that there is so much to choose from. That said, there are still a lot of questions about how to use collagen. On its own, unflavored Collagen Peptides or Marine Collagen are by far the most versatile forms of collagen, as they both dissolve easily into hot or cold liquids and have no distinguishable flavor. But if you’re curious about other Vital Proteins collagen-based products, and how to use them, read on! 

How to Use Collagen: 15 Delicious Recipes

Before we jump dive into the info, here is a quick recap on collagen. Collagen is simply a protein with special benefits. Unlike other types of protein, collagen has a unique combination of amino acids that help to improve hair, skin & nails, as well as digestion and joint health. No other protein can do this in quite the same way!

If you’re not sure where to start, consider trying out some of these Vital Proteins products: Collagen PeptidesMarine CollagenBeef Bone Broth CollagenMatcha Collagen, and Coconut Collagen Creamer. These are all available in stick pack form, making it easy to try for the first time or take on-the-go for a healthy addition to any snack or meal. 

Here is a little information on each of those products – and how to use them. 

1. Collagen Peptides


Sourced from Brazilian grass-fed bovine, Collagen Peptides are extremely versatile and can be used in just about anything, from a hot cup of coffee to an ice cold smoothie – without any change to food or drink texture or flavor. A few other popular ways to use Collagen Peptides is to add this product to:

Tapioca Pudding


Sausage & Potato Frittata

2. Marine Collagen 

marine collagen recipe

Marine Collagen is a close cousin to Collagen Peptides, with the distinction being the source. Marine Collagen comes from the scale of white fish, a sustainable source of collagen, and particularly beneficial for pescatarians or those who don’t consume land-based foods. Similar to the Collagen Peptides, Marine Collagen is just as versatile (without any fishy smell!). Here are a few ways to incorporate Marine Collagen into your diet:

Watermelon Mint Smoothie

Paleo Pad Thai

3. Beef Bone Broth Collagen 

collagen pot roast

Vital Proteins Beef Bone Broth Collagen is sourced from grass-fed cow. A single ingredient product, Beef Bone Broth Collagen (also available in chicken), has a neutral flavor and can be added to a number of recipes to bring out the benefits of collagen, including:

Slow Cooker Chili

Green Bean Casserole

Pot Roast

4. Matcha Collagen

matcha crepe cake

Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen combines the benefits of matcha green tea, which we source from Japan, with the health and beauty benefits of our hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides. Matcha is a powder of finely-ground green tea leaves. It’s loaded with antioxidants, which can help fight free radicals in the body. It contains L-theanine, an amino acid that provides an “alert calm” in matcha drinkers, rather than a “jolt,” which is a side effect of other morning beverages. Some people enjoying adding Matcha Collagen to the following recipes:

Matcha Latte

Matcha Crepe Cake

Matcha Bliss Balls

Matcha Avocado Smoothie Bowl

5. Coconut Collagen Creamer 

coconut collagen creamer recipe

Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer is packed with 10g of hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides per serving to help promote stronger hair, skin, nails, and joints. It’s also free of gluten, dairy, and added sugars. So, it’s time to start feeling great about what you’re putting in your coffee or other recipes:

Peppermint Cheesecake

Mini Banana Coconut Pies

Chocolate Coated Dates with Coconut Creamer Filling

Still want more information on collagen? You can learn more here. Don’t forget, you can sample a variety of Vital Proteins’ most popular products with our Stick Packs. Why wait?