Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Protein-Packed Collagen Mocha
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Remember when I tried a bunch of different kinds of collagen supplements?
Well, one of my favorites was, unsurprisingly, the chocolate coconut flavored one by Primal Kitchen.
In the morning, I like my coffee to taste like coffee. If I go for a second cup in the early afternoon, sometimes I like it to be more of a treat. And if I can sneak some nutrition into that treat, I can feel good about sipping on it ... and my stomach feels good about it, too.
I've been enjoying some mochas at home using this chocolate coconut collagen. The coconut is subtle enough that it doesn't overpower the chocolate. But if you don't like coconut, you could try this with a chocolate-flavored collagen powder.
Here's how I do it.
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I use almond milk)
- 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Collagen Protein
- 1 cup of brewed coffee
- 1-2 tbsp stevia, sugar or sweetener of your choice (optional)
Start brewing a cup of coffee. If you have a fancy espresso machine or setting on your coffee maker, use that. If not, just make it a little extra strong by using more grounds.
While your coffee is brewing, microwave your milk until it's steamy and warm, about 1 minute. I use a little less than 1/2 cup, but use more or less depending on how "milky" you like your mochas.
Add one scoop of Primal Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Collagen Protein to the milk and sugar or sweetener if you're using it. I put one packet of stevia in mine.
Froth away! My coffee maker has a frother attachment (I know, swanky). If yours doesn't, and you like mochas/lattes, get yourself a frother! Here's one on Amazon for only $10. WORTH EVERY PENNY.
The chocolate powder can be kind of hard to dissolve all the way in the milk if I just stir it, but frothing blends it really nicely and gives it that yummy foamy consistency.
Combine your magical frothed creation and your coffee.
Sit down with a good book or your favorite furry friend and treat yourself to a little healthy decadence.