This recipe is sponsored by Bulletproof Collagen.
K, Peppermint Mochas though.
They are my ultimate favorite coffee drink of all time, and they have a prime season, and their prime season is now! This is a good thing.
As soon as December hits, it’s game over for me. I will no longer order my standard, smart, responsible decaf Americano with cream for my commute over to work. That’s not going to cut it when it’s DECEMBER. In December, I need the real thing. I need all the Peppermint Mochas.
A few small problems with this situation: Peppermint Mochas day after day are 1) expensive, 2) kind of a sugar haul. When I order them at a coffee shop, I always order them half-sweet (pro tip! they are so perfectly tasty that way), but even still. It’s not like I can super-justify the Peppermint Mocha Obsession day in and day out.
UNTIL NOWWWWW. Put your jingle bells on for this one.
This Peppermint Mocha is different. I could drink this for breakfast daily and feel one hundred percent like that would be a good health decision. So many good things going on here:
- Collagen protein – strong muscles, youthful skin, healthy hair and nails
- Milk of choice – which, for me, is currently coconut milk and those healthy fats! yumo for my mouth and my body
- Natural cocoa powder – antioxidants, yo
- Agave – just a lil kiss of sweetness
Collagen protein is one of the new hot things on the healthy eating frontier – have you heard of it? Have you tried it? I have been using it on and off for the last year and a half, and while I haven’t used it consistently enough to be able to say, “My skin is amazing! My joints are so strong!” I CAN confidently say that I find it to be a really nice protein powder from a food perspective because it doesn’t taste weird and it dissolves nice and smoothly into hot or cold foods. And this is especially true with Bulletproof – the other brands of collagen I’ve tried have more of a “taste” to them, and that’s not my favorite. That’s what I like about Bulletproof specifically – smooth-dissolving and actually tasteless.
So why do people love it? Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein, and taking it as a supplement – in your peppermint mochas, obvi – has been proven to help with joint strength. But the thing a lot of people really love about it is the improvements they see in their hair and nails and skin. Fountain of youth much? I mean, one glance through the reviews and you will see that there are so many people who incorporate collagen into their diet primarily as a beauty supplement! You know, to help smooth wrinkles and increase skin moisture and thicken hair and other yummy things like that.
Frothy, creamy, holiday-vibing Peppermint Mochas that pack 22 grams of protein per mug AND beautify skin, hair, and nails?
I mean, twist my arm.
So, can we talk more about this? Have you heard of collagen? Do you use it? And if so, how do you use it? And what brand do you use? And what do you think of it? Tell me everything. I’d love to discuss.
Power Peppermint Mocha! the unicorn of all holiday drinks. with 22 grams of collagen protein, which is good for joints and muscles, but also skin, nails, and hair. SO yummy!
- about a cup of strongly brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (I recommend light coconut milk)
- 2 scoops (or 24g) protein powder (I used Bulletproof collagen protein)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon agave
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- pinch of salt
- Blend everything together until smooth and foamy. Pour into a mug and serve! Yummy!
You can also serve this cold which is equally as yummy. For making it cold, I just blend it hot first, then blend some ice in with it either until the ice is melted or until it takes on the consistency of an iced blended coffee. You might need a little extra coffee / agave / salt to carry the flavor a little farther with the addition with the ice.
Thank you to Bulletproof Collagen for sponsoring this post!