Did you know you can use collagen in other wise besides a powdered supplement in your smoothie? To clarify, collagen as a nutritional supplement comes in two forms: gelatin and peptides. While both have similar amino acid profiles (and therefore health benefits), those found in peptide form have been further broken down during processing, not only making them more bioavailable, but creates a difference in how you add it in to your diet. Unlike gelatin, collagen peptides completely dissolve in both hot and cold liquid (will never gel), so their soluble nature allows them to be easily stirred in to a variety of recipes. Additionally, collagen peptides are great to cook and bake with given their ability to withstand high heat. I love coming up with other ways to include collagen peptides in meals, snacks, and lower sugar sweets. Here is another way to reap the abundant benefits of this superfood!
A protein-packed option when you are craving some morning comfort without the traditional carbs. These crepes won’t spike your blood sugar as the flour-based recipes tend to do. By using collagen peptides, eggs, and a hint of coconut flour as the base, this version provides you with both protein and healthy fat first thing, keeping you energized and satiated for hours. This dish can also be made for dessert!
Collagen Breakfast Crepes
Makes approximately 6 crepes
· 4 eggs, beaten
· ¼ cup collagen peptides
· ¼ cup almond milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1 tablespoon coconut flour
· ¼ teaspoon sea salt
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· ghee or coconut oil for cooking
Heat ghee or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the remaining ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter into the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, quickly flip and cook 1-2 more minutes until golden brown. Fill with coconut yogurt and berries, and drizzle with maple syrup if desired.