Getting vital nutrients in each meal isn't easy, especially if you are time poor or let's be real, just don't feel like making a mess in the kitchen or cleaning it up! Not to worry, we've got just the trick.
Collagen Peptides and Gelatin are primal and powerhouse supplements that can easily be added to drinks and dishes on the go for an added kick of ancestral nutrition. These proteins help to support healthy joints and bones, strong hair, nails and elasticity of skin as well as supporting your digestive health.
Here are our go to winter warming drinks that both comfort and boost your wellbeing with every sip...
1. Bulletproof Coffee
Full of complex fats to fuel and fill you up for longer combined with essential amino acids and collagen to support healthy skin, hair, nails and support joints, bones and a healthy microbiome.
1 scoop of Ossa Grass Fed Collagen
1 Tsp of MCT oil
1 Tbsp of Ossa Organic Ghee
1 Cup of freshly brewed organic coffee
All you need to do is blend together for a delicious frothy fix. It's a #gutfeeling...
2. Hot Cacao + Collagen
2 Tsp raw cacao powder
1 Cup organic milk or alternative
1 Tbsp @ossaorganic collagen (or gelatin for a great night's sleep!)
2 Tsp honey
1 Tsp maca powder
Heat the milk in a pan, stir in all the powders and honey. When heated, add the milk to a blender to combine (make sure the lid is on tightly and do not overfill). Or use a fresh press to foam your milk.
Pop some homemade paleo marshmallow under the grill for 5 mins and top your hot choc with this and some grated dark chocolate or cinnamon.
3. Golden Turmeric Latte
At Ossa we love coffee just as much as anyone, but sometimes it's good to try and give the caffeine a kick! This Golden Turmeric Latte is as bright as delicious and a perfect coffee free start to the day.
1 Tbsp @Wunderworkshop Gold Mylk Turmeric Latte Blend
1 Tsp Ossa Organic Ghee
1 Tbsp Ossa Collagen peptides
1 Tsp Cinnamon
in a small saucepan Dissolve 1 heaped tsp of @Wunderworkshop Gold Mylk Turmeric Latte Blend with 250ml of water
Add the ghee and collagen
Use hand blender to pulse for 10-15 seconds until frothy
Pour into a glass and finish off with a dusting of cinnamon
Then enjoy this Golden and ayurvedic drink!
4. Moon Milk
Moon milk is a warming night time drink also derived from Ayuverdic traditions typically made from a mixture of honey, cinnamon and cow’s milk.
1/2 cup whole milk or unsweetened alternative
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ashwagandha (or another adaptogen, like shatavari or astralagus)
2 pinches of ground cardamom, Pinch of ground ginger (optional), Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil or ghee
1 teaspoon honey, preferably raw
5. Lemon & Nettle Tea
Whether you're boosting your favourite herbal tea infusion, or making your own from scratch this warming and soothing blend is perfect for calming and relaxing tonic. If you're short on time/effort try adding a tablespoon of Gelatin to your freshly brewed tea and let it infuse to gain the benefits of essential amino acids with glycine that helps aid a well rested sleep. Or if you are feeling like a fresh brew, try our recipe!
1 Tsp of chopped/sliced ginger
1 Tsp of raw honey
Tbsp of dried camomile and nettle infusion
1 Tbsp of Ossa Gelatin
In a small sauce pan, add water and ginger and bring to a boil, add Gelatin stir until dissolved, then take off the boil and add diffuser with camomile and nettle and raw honey, serve hot.
Don't forget to follow @ossaorganic and let us know what your favourite favourite wellness booster is and share your hug in a mug!