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Cozy Winter Recipes With Essential elements® Collagen

This winter, treat yourself to a nice warm cup of wellness! We’ve gathered our favorite cozy collagen recipes to keep you warm and nourish your body from head to toe. Adding collagen to your hot cocoa and other warm winter favorites can help you look and feel your best (and keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nose). 

If you’re prone to occasional joint stiffness or discomfort during the cold winter months, collagen is a great way to keep your joints moving smoothly and feeling great. Collagen also promotes healthy skin elasticity and can reduce the appearance of fine lines, helping to protect your skin from the winter elements. 

Essential elements® Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed and pasture-raised bovine and are paleo & keto-friendly. Best of all, our collagen peptides are completely flavorless and mix easily with almost any drink (especially hot ones!), so you can effortlessly sip your way to healthy hair, joints, skin & nails — and so much more!

Cheers!A mug of hot cocoa with a cinnamon stick and crushed chocolate on top

Collagen Peptides Hot Chocolate


1 cup of hot milk (or a dairy-free alternative)

2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

1-2 tablespoons of Essential elements® Collagen Peptides

1-2 tablespoons of sweetener (e.g., honey, maple syrup, or stevia)

A pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)


In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium-low heat, but do not bring it to a boil. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa powder, collagen peptides, sweetener, and salt. Slowly whisk the cocoa mixture into the hot milk until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract if desired. Serve your collagen-enriched cocoa in a mug, and enjoy!

A bag of Collagen Peptides with a cup of coffee

Collagen Peptides Coffee or Tea Latte


1 cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea

2 tablespoons of Essential elements® Collagen Peptides

1-2 tablespoons of milk or milk alternative

Sweetener to taste (e.g., sugar, honey, or a sugar substitute)


Brew a cup of your favorite coffee or tea. In a separate cup or mug, mix collagen peptides with a small amount of hot water and gently stir to dissolve. Pour the collagen mixture and milk into your tea or coffee. Add sweetener to taste and stir well until blended. Enjoy your collagen-infused beverage!

Two people enjoying a hot toddy by the fireplace

Collagen Peptides Apple Cider Hot Toddy


1 cup of hot apple cider

2 tablespoons of Essential elements® Collagen Peptides

1-2 ounces of bourbon or your choice of whiskey (optional)

1 cinnamon stick

1 slice of lemon

1-2 teaspoons of honey (adjust to taste)

A pinch of ground cloves (optional)


In a small saucepan, bring apple cider to a simmer, then turn to low heat. Stir in collagen peptides and honey until dissolved. If desired, add bourbon or whiskey and pour the entire mixture into a mug. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, a slice of lemon, and a pinch of ground cloves for extra flavor. Sip and savor this collagen-infused hot toddy, perfect for staying warm on cold nights.

The Essential Element

It’s so easy to give your body added support with Essential elements® Collagen Peptides. With 19 diverse amino acids to help replenish the collagen we all lose as we age, it’s a quick and nearly effortless way to promote joint, hair, skin, and nail health. Rejuvenate and invigorate with a potent source of nutrients that will sustain your health and warm you up on a chilly evening.

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