In the middle of a hot season such as summer, you might crave the sweet, cold treats that will cool down your body and provide some comfort. It could not be easier to satisfy these cravings and continue to optimize your health with the help of some creative recipes using collagen protein. 

Collagen is the “glue” that holds your body together. It’s found in your organs, muscles, skin, hair, nails, teeth, bones, blood vessels, tendons, joints, cartilage and digestive system. That’s a lot!

In addition to repairing a leaky gut and supporting healthy hair, skin, and nails, this essential protein assists in forming muscles, balancing blood pressure, supporting bone growth and repair, and improving detoxification and liver function. 

I use The Myers Way® Collagen Protein every day in a variety of drink recipes. You can always enjoy a delicious collagen smoothie recipe on the daily — I even included one here. Yet collagen protein powder is also an excellent ingredient to use in other summer recipes from mocktails to popsicles. A summer collagen dessert recipe may be just what you need to get through the hotter months.

So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite collagen protein recipes that you can enjoy and provide your body with the much-needed summer love it deserves!

1. Tropical Sunset Smoothie

Tropical Sunset Smoothie - Collagen Protein Recipe Image - Amy Myers MD

This smoothie is a classic addition to a high-protein diet during the summer. It can help you squeeze optimal amounts of protein into your day, while offering you the flavors of a tropical getaway.

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and combine.

2. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca - Collagen Protein Recipe Image - Amy Myers MD

Instead of a sugar-laden agua fresca, try this refreshing and naturally sweetened, sparkling, summer drink. It’s a great way to quench your thirst and provides a boost of essential nutrients with the help of collagen peptides.

Servings: 2 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Puree melon in blender or food processor. If you want to strain out the pulp, use a fine sieve and strain juice or use as is with the pulp.
  2. In your favorite summer-time pitcher, mix melon puree, sparkling water and lemon.
  3. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves.

3. Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream

Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream - Collagen Protein Recipe Image - Amy Myers MD

What better way is there to celebrate summer than with ice cream? This sweet and satisfying bowl of ice cream is luscious, creamy, sweet, and tart. It’s full of healthy fats and protein, so it makes a fantastically satisfying snack. Be confident that you’re supporting optimal health for the whole family when you share this summer treat with adults and children alike.

Servings: 2 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Blend blueberries, coconut milk, lemon juice, ice cubes, collagen and avocado in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spoon into serving dishes and serve.

4. Ginger-Mint Mocktail

Ginger-Mint Mocktail - Collagen Protein Recipe Image - Amy Myers MD

There’s no need to sip on an alcoholic beverage when you can prepare a gut-friendly mocktail featuring naturally sweetened ginger beer and my favorite source of protein — collagen!

Servings: 2 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Divide lime juice and mint leaves evenly between two glasses. Muddle in the bottom of the glass.
  2. In a separate glass, whisk together ginger beer and collagen until completely combined. Alternatively, place ginger beer and collagen in a blender and lightly blend to combine.
  3. Place ice in each glass. Pour ginger beer mixture evenly into each glass. Stir and serve.

5. Cherry Ice Popsicles

Cherry Ice Popsicles - Collagen Protein Recipe Image- Amy Myers MD

Lastly, I want to share my go-to summer indulgence… popsicles. I love fruit popsicles. It makes me so happy that I can enjoy one of my favorite icy desserts without sacrificing my health. With this recipe, you’re actually supporting your health, and promoting a healthy gut lining because of the special ingredient that’s stolen all of our hearts. With a juicy and flavorful summer fruit, you can actually relax under the summer sun with a classic hot weather dessert.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and combine.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer. Freeze for 3 hours or overnight.

The Myers Way® Colalgen Protein is a unique combination of amino acids in concentrated levels that promotes the reproduction of blood cells for repairing and rebuilding. It’s made from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and kosher. 

You don’t need to worry about inflammatory ingredients or their uncomfortable side effects when you use collagen instead of whey protein for your recipes. With The Myers Way® Collagen Protein, you can make a ton of healthy, collagen food and drink recipes that are safe to share with the whole family.