Turmeric Chai Latte
This is a fall favorite in our house. Warm and cozy with a hint of turmeric and collagen to keep you on your game.
- 3 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice, 1/8 teaspoon pure monk fruit powder for sugar-free)
- 2 tbsp collagen peptides
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
- Pinch of black pepper
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all the ingredients stirring occasionally.
Whisk to combine, stirring regularly until the mixture is piping hot.
Adjust any seasoning to your taste and serve immediately.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
Serve chilled over ice or reheat on the stove again.
Healthy Hot Chocolate
Cozy up to this warm creamy favorite on those brisk fall evenings.
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 scoops collagen peptides
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp coconut butter (or sub with nut/seed butter of choice)
- 1 tbsp maple or coconut syrup (or another liquid sweetener of choice, 1/8 teaspoon pure monk fruit powder for sugar-free)
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all the ingredients and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into your favorite mug and serve immediately.
Toss in some homemade marshmallows if you like, and enjoy!
This can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
You can serve cold over ice or reheat.
- 1-1/3 cups Coconut milk powder
- 2-1/2 cups hot water (you can also use 3 1/2 – 4 cups of organic coconut, almond, hemp, or other alternative milk.)
- 1-1/2 tablespoons organic turmeric powder
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut syrup, honey, agave, or another sweetener of choice
- 1/2 teaspoon organic ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- pinch of pepper
Add the water and coconut milk powder or milk alternative to a medium-size saucepan.
Over medium-low heat-wise together until the powder is dissolved and milk is just slightly warm. Add remaining ingredients to the jar of a blender.
Pour the slightly warm milk into the blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend well, return the mixture to the pan, and heat a bit more.
Enjoy hot or cold!
Hot Apple Cider
Everyone knows the old saying “ an apple a day…” Here’s a way to get your apple a day that’s warm and full of the benefits of collagen.
- 1 medium orange, peeled
- 10 medium apples, washed and cut into quarters (use a variety– I like Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Granny Smith)
- 3 cinnamon sticks or 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Collagen Peptides
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- Water enough to cover the fruit
- granulated sugar or coconut sugar* (optional)
Place all ingredients in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer for 2 to 3 hours.
Once the fruit becomes very soft, use a large spoon to mash the fruit and release its liquids. Allow the cider to cook on low for 1 more hour.
Very slowly strain the chunky liquid through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pot or pitcher. You can discard the solids into the compost bin.
Strain the cider one more time to rid any other solids.
Serve immediately and store leftover cider in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.
Rewarm on the stove before serving– or drink it cold!