Benefits of Collagen Peptides for Hair Skin and Nails

Here’s What Happened When I Consumed Collagen Everyday (plus 3 Collagen Drink Recipes)

Hey Y’all! Today, on the blog, I’m sharing with you a health and beauty hack that I’ve been doing for about 2 years now.

So, what is it?

Consuming a high quality, pasture-raised Collagen Protein powder every single day.

The word ‘Collagen’ has always been a super-trendy term in the world of skincare, but it has now been making it’s way into the world of health nuts for a few years now.

And, I admit – I fell for the collagen protein hype 2+ years ago.

I jumped on the bandwagon with extremely high hopes.

Why?

Well, because (like most women) I wanted better skin, hair, nails, and all the supposed beauty benefits collagen gives to you.

Plus, I’m over 30 now, which means it’s time to start focusing on anti-aging and skincare!

And, I figured ingesting collagen instead of only applying it topically would yield better results.

So, did it work?

Short Answer:  Yes, with consistency.

But, you should continue reading 😉

Here’s how collagen helped my skin…

I dealt with horrific hormonal, cystic acne for about 7 years of my life, and I can gladly say that my acne has completely cleared thanks to balancing my hormones with diet (here’s the diet I used) and lifestyle changes.

However, I was left with pretty bad acne scars on my cheeks that really put a damper on my confidence.

So, I was on a mission to get rid of these scars by any means necessary.

Now, I would be lying if I told you that ingesting collagen was the only thing I did in my mission to re-build and heal my skin.

In fact, I’ve done facials, creams, skin needling, peels, and lots of other topical treatments… I’m talking 1000s of dollars!

And, while some of them showed slight improvement, most of them left me less than impressed (and more broke) 😉

The one thing that was always consistent in my mission to re-build my skin was ingesting collagen on a daily basis.

And, I firmly believe it is one of the main reasons why I’ve seen gradual improvement in my skin tone, texture, and pigmentation over the past 2 years.

I’ll admit – my acne scars aren’t completely gone, but the depth and rigidness of them have improved by at least 70%… even my family and friends have noticed.

I’m fine with that… any progress is a good thing, IMO.

Other Unexpected Benefits…

As stated above, the main reason I began consuming collagen daily was to improve my acne scars.

But, to my surprise, I began noticing other benefits too, such as my hair thickening, my leaky gut issues decreasing, and my overall skin tone being much smoother and brighter.

My nails are stronger and grow much faster… it’s almost unreal how much faster they grow compared to before.

Some of the minor improvements include faster recovery from intense workouts.

I also notice when adding collagen to my drinks, I stay fuller longer.

With all of these unexpected benefits, you better believe I’ll continue to incorporate collagen into my daily diet for the longterm, especially for its skincare properties.

It has, certainly, become a staple in my health and beauty routine.

Importance of Quality (this is key!)…

One thing I want to emphasize is quality.  Not just any collagen protein will work.

Using a high quality collagen powder from pasture-raised animals is the most important thing to consider if you’re going to start consuming collagen.

In fact, if the collagen is sourced from conventional, factory-farmed animals, then I don’t suggest consuming it at all.  It would do more harm than good, IMO.

3 Easy Collagen Drink Recipes…

If you’re new to this whole collagen protein thing and not sure how to incorporate into your daily diet, I’ve got you covered.

Here are 3 easy drink recipes that I, personally, make on a daily-weekly basis to make sure I’m getting my daily collagen intake.

These drinks are low carb, grain free, and paleo friendly.

Watch Me Make them in the Video Below…

 

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee | Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee

Drink #1 – Everyday Bulletproof Collagen Coffee

This is the classic Bulletproof Coffee recipe but with collagen added to the mix to boost the health benefits for your hair, skin, nails, gut health, etc. Bulletproof collagen coffee is one of my go-to morning beverages. Because it’s loaded with healthy fats, it prevents any jitters you may get from the caffeine and your body stays is a fasting state.

Bulletproof Collagen Hot Chocolate

Drink #2 – Bulletproof Collagen Hot Chocolate

This collagen hot chocolate is so rich, smooth, and decadent. It’s loaded with healthy fats to keep blood sugars steady and to keep you full. The cacao powder is packed with magnesium and a small amount of caffeine. So, you’ll get a healthy balance of energy and calmness from this delicious drink.

 

Drink #3 – Fat Fueled Collagen Smoothie

Some smoothie recipes contain loads of sugar. This smoothie, on the other hand, is packed with healthy fats and fiber and very little sugar, which means no blood sugar spikes. It’ll keep you full for hours and is so satisfying.

Benefits of Collagen Peptides for Hair Skin and Nails

3 Collagen Drink Recipes

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These collagen drink recipes are great for your hair, skin, nails, gut health, and more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

Bulletproof Collagen Coffee (1 serving):

Bulletproof Collagen Hot Chocolate (1 serving):

Fat Fueled Collagen Smoothie (1 serving):

Instructions
 

For the Bulletproof Collagen Coffee:

  • Brew the coffee according to your preference. If using a french press, be sure to steep the coffee for 5 minutes.
  • Into a blender, add the ghee, MCT Oil, collagen powder, and brewed coffee. Blend until smooth and frothy. Transfer to a coffee mug and enjoy!

For the Bulletproof Collagen Hot Chocolate:

  • In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, add the water and coconut milk. Whisk to combine.
  • While that's heating through, add all the remaining ingredients to a blender. Once the coconut milk mixture is hot, pour it into the blender as well. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a mug and enjoy!

For the Fat Fueled Smoothie:

  • Add the ice cubes to the blender first followed by the rest of the smoothie ingredients.
  • Blend until smoothie and enjoy!
Keyword Bulletproof Coffee, Collagen Drinks, healthy drinks, Hot Chocolate Recipe, Keto drinks, Low Carb Drinks, smoothie recipe
Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me on Instagram!@KaylaJChandler or #FeelinFabWithKayla
 

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