Today I put together 28 simple ways to incorporate collagen and gelatin into your diet.

I’m not exaggerating, even a little, when I tell you that I never go a day without including either/both collagen and gelatin into my diet. This is because I think it truly works from both a healing (and beauty!) standpoint.

If you count all the numbers up below, you’ll think, “….but there’s only 27.” 

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And you would be right. So here is the 28th. I wanted to share it first with you because when my SIBO was awful and I constantly felt famished and needed something other than meat and broth, this is the exact bowl I would make:

The secret to the bowl is that all ingredients are fresh and warm. Simultaneously, make your rice, green beans, and meat. While they are all still piping hot, toss them all in a huge bowl, add the collagen or beef gelatin, L-Glutamine, and a heaping amount of coconut oil (to melt it all together) and stir, stir, stir.

Whenever and however I could get that meal in (sometimes I had to nix the rice), I did.

So now that you have that jumbo-licious low-FODMAP bowl idea to try, here are the other 27 of 28 ways to incorporate collagen and gelatin into your diet.

28 Simple Ways to Incorporate Collagen and Gelatin Into Your Diet

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As a reminder, here are some collagen and gelatin informational posts to check out in order to learn more about each of them:

  1. What’s the Difference Between Collagen and Gelatin?
  2. Why I Believe in Gelatin for Gut Healing
  3. 5 Ways Collagen Can be an Overall Health Boost

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General Ideas

Especially when it’s unflavored collagen and gelatin, they are super simple to add in to almost anything. When in doubt, know that collagen will dissolve easily; gelatin is a little trickier, but it acts more like an “egg,” which is lovely for many recipes (i.e. my AIP Bread one below).

  1. Bone Broth infusions (both collagen and gelatin)
  2. coffee infusions (collagen)
  3. Gut Healing Smoothies (both collagen and gelatin)
  4. salad dressings (collagen)
  5. soups (collagen and gelatin)
  6. tea (collagen)


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Do not be afraid to sprinkle collagen over your whole life. I tend to mostly use the unflavored collagen because it is so versatile. It contains just one simple ingredient and is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, Whole30 Approved, and paleo friendly.

  1. Apple Cider LatteApple Cider Latte coffee mug #collagen #healthyliving #guthealth #dairyfree #latte #healthyrecipes
  2. Chocolate Collagen Smoothie
  3. Collagen Coconut Crepes
  4. Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
  5. Matcha Latte Collagen Bites
  6. Nutty Cabbage Fennel Soup
  7. Slow-Cooker Chili
  8. Strawberry Banana Trail Mix Collagen Bars28 Simple Ways to Incorporate Collagen and Gelatin Into Your Diet PaleOMG Strawberry Banana Trail Mix Collagen Bars #collagen #guthealth #healthyliving #paleorecipe
  9. Sun Butter Collagen Chocolate Protein Bars

A special note on the collagen is that Vital Proteins has flavored ones as well. The Beauty Collagen comes in four flavors: Lavender Lemon, Strawberry Lemon, Melon Mint, and Tropical Hibiscus.


As gelatin helps with digestion and overall gut health, it’s a must-have recommendation I tell almost anyone and everyone with IBS and/or IBD. 

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  1. AIP Bread
  2. AIP Everything Bagels
  3. AIP Vanilla Ice Cream
  4. Banana Creme Fruit Snacks
  5. Lemon “Cheese” Cakes
  6. Oatless Protein Oatmeal
  7. Paleo Birthday Cake with Rainbow Unicorn Frosting40 Before 40 Paleo Birthday Cake with Rainbow Unicorn Frosting
  8. Pina Colada Gummy Snacks
  9. Pumpkin Pie Pudding
  10. Sour Gummy Snacks
  11. Strawberry Shortcake for OneStrawberry Shortcake for One #paleo #lowfodmap #healthyliving #recipe mug cake #mugcake
  12. Vanilla Mint Mini Marshmallows

Next month I’m sharing my Banana Coconut Cream Pudding recipe that uses THIS gelatin. Make sure to have your canister handy because you will want to make it immediately.

The ideas for incorporating collagen and gelatin (flavored and unflavored) are endless.

Do you use collagen and/or gelatin? How?

Disclosure: This post is a paid partnership with Vital Proteins. All opinions stated here are 100% my own. I appreciate your support, as this compensation helps with expenses to keep this blog up and running, and for me to continue sharing all that I can with you. For my full disclaimer and disclosure click HERE. Thank you for your support!

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  1. I love using collagen in my shakes at lunch. I haven’t tried gelatin yet, that’s next on my list! Thank you for all the great info!!

  2. My favorite way to use collagen and gelatin is in smoothies. Smoothies are my favorite first meal of the day.

  3. I love adding collagen to my smoothies as well as my coffee. Looking forward to trying all the other ideas you suggested!

  4. I really like the idea of sprinkling collagen on everything. That seems like the easiest way to incorporate collagen into my diet.

  5. I haven’t tried either of these yet, but I’ve been wanting to! These ideas are a great place to start! ????

  6. I love using it within my oats for breakfast, as well as when I make eggs too! Always try to take in innthe morning! How ever I have not tried the gelatin yet

  7. I use Vital Protien Collagen Creamer in my morning coffee. Look forward to trying out some of your ideas from above!

  8. I’d like to thank you for all the wealth of information and guidance you are sharing with everyone????I like to use gelatin in my warm teas, I also like using in a meatballs recipe and use in my homemade chicken stews, I’ve recently used a bone soup broth as a marinara sauce to top off the meatballs with oh my so good, that’s when of able to cook, many days I can’t eat it’s been a very struggling journey with all my GUT issues, so incorporating collagen is super important…

  9. I’ve tried it in my smoothies, didn’t care for it that way! Love my smoothies and it just took to much flavor away from them. So now daily I add it to hot water, mix it well, add 4-8 ounces of cranberry juice, drink in the evening before bed and I love it that way! Still got gelatin on my to try list….????

  10. I add it to my coffee or tea in the morning. I have also added it to soup broth. It works in almost anything!

  11. I’m new to SIBO and just started reading about collagen and gelatin as I discovered my many hidden food allergies/intolerances. I look forward to experiment with these in the future. The cookie dough fat bombs look delicious to try ????

  12. Have been really wanting to try the gelatin, but wasn’t sure how. Excited to test out some of these recipes! In the meantime, I mix the collagen with plain almond milk yogurt and some cocoa powder and cinnamon then stick it in the freezer to make homemade frozen yogurt 🙂

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