An energy-boosting, protein-packed collagen coffee recipe that is low in calories with delicious chocolate mocha flavors and a naturally sweet taste.
It is ready in 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients, and you can make it with your regular morning cup of joe or cold brew coffee.
A delicious and great way to start your day, or enjoy it as a post-workout drink.
This is my favorite morning coffee drink. It's like a coffee chocolate smoothie but much healthier and fortified with collagen powder.
Similar to my chocolate pineapple collagen smoothie, it's creamy, incorporates collagen peptides powder, and adds just the right amount of sweetness.
- This delicious drink comes together with only 5 ingredients.
- You can make it with hot coffee of choice or iced coffee.
- It's easy, super creamy, filling, and satisfying.
- It contains healthy collagen supplements.
- Only natural sweeteners are added and optional.
- It's a healthy coffee smoothie to start your day.
Ingredients & Substitutions
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Let's make this lovely collagen latte, and for a more satisfying start to your day, pair it with this quick 10-minute healthy plantain breakfast.
Coffee: Use your favorite brewed cup of coffee or espresso or make it with any leftover cold brew for an iced coffee smoothie.
Cacao powder: You can also use unsweetened cocoa powder. Dark chocolate flavors combined with the rest of the ingredients create a lovely mocha flavor.
Dates: Use one or two based on preference to add a subtle sweetness.
Milk of choice: I prefer unsweetened almond milk. But any other plant milk will do. Oat milk or cashew milk are great alternative options. If you have no dietary issues with dairy products, then go for regular milk, if preferred.
Note: Dates are less sugary than maple syrup or other sweeteners. Plus, they are high in fiber and antioxidants and help increase energy levels. Like my 5-minute cold brew latte, dates are my favorite way to sweeten this collagen coffee recipe.
How to Make This Collagen Smoothie
See the full recipe with measurements in the recipe card.
Note: Brew your favorite coffee or use a cold brew. If using hot coffee, pour it first into a cup, releasing any hot steam and allowing its temperature to come down a bit.
Step 1: Place coffee, cacao powder, milk, date, and collagen peptides in a blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth, frothy, and creamy. Ensure no bits of dates are left.
Serve and enjoy!
Serve this coffee chocolate shake in your favorite mug or a small glass jar.
- Add a pinch of ground cinnamon or vanilla extract to change the flavors.
- Try adding fresh mint leaves (2- 4 small leaves) to the blender to create a coffee chocolate mint smoothie with collagen protein. It's delicious.
- Or add extra healthy fats to the blender. A tablespoon of coconut oil or a tad of grass-fed ghee or grass-fed butter, if dairy is not an issue, are quality fats that make this collagen coffee recipe more like butter coffee.
Note: Don't forget to check out my recipe on how to make homemade bone broth for breakfast to switch things up.
Either enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days. It tastes delicious super cold too, and refreshing during warm summer months.
Yes, absolutely. It tastes the same but without caffeine.
This coffee date smoothie with collagen supplementation is one of my favorite things to make in the morning to boost my energy.
The best part, it's comforting, delicious, and the easiest way to start your day! Enjoy!
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Easy Collagen Coffee Recipe (Healthy Coffee Smoothie)Mariska Ramondino
- 1 cup coffee freshly brewed and a bit cooled at room temperature (219 ml) or cold brew.
- 1 tablespoon organic cocoa or cacao Powder unsweetened (5 grams)
- 2 tablespoons collagen powder 0.35 ounces or 10 grams
- ½ cup almond milk or milk of your choice 120 grams
- 1 pitted date or 2 if you prefer a naturally sweeter taste.
- If using freshly brewed coffee instead of a cold brew, pour the hot coffee into a cup, releasing any hot steam. Let it sit until its temperature has come down and it's no longer super hot, just warm or luke warm.
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend everything until frothy and smooth. Make sure any dates are completely pulverized and integrated into the drink.
- Enjoy immediately!
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Disclaimer: This nutritional data is calculated using third party tools and is only intended as a reference.