Tips for Mixing Collagen into Hot & Iced Coffee

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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So, I receive a lot of questions about the collagen (and sometimes protein powder) that I add to my daily glass of iced coffee. It’s a great (and easy!) way to add some extra protein to my diet and collagen has SO MANY awesome health benefits!

Can collagen mix with coffee?

How much collagen do you add to coffee? 

How do you add collagen to coffee? 

These are all great questions, so let me answer them for you! 🙂

Yes, you can absolutely mix collagen with coffee – both hot and cold coffee and other liquids. I typically add half to one full scoop (10g) of collagen, but you could totally add more/less depending on your personal preferences. I’ll often mix a scoop of collagen AND a scoop of protein powder into my iced coffee, and they mix right in, no problem. Here’s how I do it…

Here’s a quick tutorial:

  1. Grab a shaker bottle
  2. Pour in some iced coffee
  3. Add a scoop of collagen
  4. Pour in more iced coffee and/or milk/cream
  5. Shake!

No shaker? Just mix the collagen with a little warm water until fully blended and THEN add your iced coffee.

This morning, I had the opportunity to work out at KFIT – possibly my last workout at the old location!

KFIT is moving to a new location (right near the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham) in just a few weeks. I got to see the new space this morning, and it’s going to be INCREDIBLE!!! I’ll keep you guys in the loop about the grand opening!

After a quick shower, I drank a protein shake and snacked on some carrot sticks on my way to the current unofficial DTFN office to get some work done for the day.

Now, it’s time for lots-o-work! And, unrelated, I can’t wait to see my boys tonight for our Valentine’s Day celebration!

Question of the Day

Have you hopped on the collagen trend?



  1. So here’s the thing, I very much dislike coffee. What are other things you can put collagen in? I typically drink a diet coke in the morning for a caffeine fix then just have water the rest of the day.

    1. If I can add my two cents, try collagen in tea (I drink it daily in matcha) I make a latte out of it. I add a little u/s almond coconut milk and half a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I don’t even notice the taste–I think it just makes it frothy.

    1. A little. You can definitely taste the collagen, but you could always add some sliced lemon or mint or something to cover the flavor. I add flavored Natural Calm (magnesium) to my water to cover up the flavor of colostrum! 🙂

  2. I use Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate multiple times a day and love it – healthier hair, faster-growing nails and even less cellulite on my hips/thighs. I don’t even need to mix mine with hot water. I just stir it right into my iced coffee. Adding it to smoothies is also awesome! It can go in basically anything!

  3. I tried collagen, but started developing issues with my knee that eventually took me out of running for several weeks. I attribute it to the collagen because this was the only thing that changed in my diet/running routine. Once I stopped taking it I’ve not had any issues. Sad, because it seems to benefit a lot of people!

  4. There is VERY little scientific evidence that collagen supplements are effective. Taking a collagen supplement or sipping it in juice is unlikely to have any biologic activity. Buyers should be aware these dietary supplements, which often contain animal by-products and are not regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, or approved for efficacy or safety. The source you sight for the “health benefits” of supplemental collagen is an M.D. that happens to sell the product. That to me is not a reputable source of information.

  5. I’m going to have to try using a shaker bottle! I’ve been taking collagen for awhile and I LOVE it! I usually add it to smoothies though because every time I’ve tried to mix it into something more “liquidy” it just clumps. Then I have to get out a whisk and that’s entirely too much work! Lol

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