My Favorite Matcha Collagen Recipe With Vital Proteins

I used to drink coffee all. the. time. In fact, some of my earliest memories are of me sipping coffee from my own mug at my great-grandparent’s home.

I loved how it made me feel — the boost of energy and, for a child under ten, also the boost in sophistication I felt it provided.

But then a few years ago, I went through a spell where I was nauseous all day, every day. I could barely eat anything and it seemed my day started and ended with nausea. I wasn’t pregnant and nothing I did made me feel better. Eventually, I went to the doctor for help.

The answer: try cutting caffeine.

This was prior to my Hashimoto’s diagnosis and lifestyle changes, so I was very doubtful that cutting caffeine was going to do anything. I had been drinking caffeinated coffee literally my entire life. Why NOW would I be intolerant of it?

But lo and behold, caffeine was the source of my nausea. A week or so after cutting it all together, my nausea was gone for good.

At first I just switched out my coffee for decaf but then I found I wanted something more… I wanted something that had flavor, a creaminess, a coziness, and something that also had health benefits.

While I notice almost immediately if Starbucks accidentally gives me a full-caffeine Americano instead of decaf, I’ve found that I can tolerate the small, softer effects of the caffeine naturally found in matcha (though I don’t drink it for the caffeine).

Which have made Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen a staple in my morning routine. I have literally one to two (okay maybe sometimes three) cups every morning. Not only do I find comfort in the routine of enjoying my favorite drink in the morning, I love that it is also good for me.


10g of Collagen Protein which is good for your joints and ligaments, and your skin, nail, and hair health

Rich in antioxidants which protect and keep your cells healthy (which keeps you healthy)

Matcha naturally has L-theanine, an amino acid which promotes a state of relaxation and a calm alertness

While the directions on the canister read that you can simply add the Matcha Collagen straight to hot or cold liquids, I have found my own recipe to elevate the flavor to my tastes. It is so, so good and I could literally drink it all day.


  • 1 scoop Matcha Collagen

  • Splash of homemade almond or cashew milk

  • Pinch of maple or coconut sugar

  • Hot water

You can get more precise if you want, but I just find it’s easier to eyeball everything to fit in my 10-12 ounce mug.

I love that VP makes it easy for me to have my favorite drink at home while supporting my body and health at the same time. It’s so nice to be able to have extra collagen, antioxidants, and L-Theanine without having three more pills to swallow. For $10.00 off your Vital Proteins order shop using this link.


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