As most people know, I’m a Vital Proteins Ambassador, and in exchange for a post a month, Vital Proteins will send me new products to try.
I’ve written about the health benefits of Vital Proteins and Collagen before as well as how Collagen protein has helped me recover from workouts.
Vital Proteins just came out with a new product: The Collagen Lattes
There are four different flavors:
- Madagascar Vanilla
- Cocoa Caramel
- Golden Milk
- Hot Cocoa
I am lucky enough to try The Golden Milk.
The ingredient list of Vital Proteins Golden Milk is small. It’s made with chicken bone broth collagen, coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper extract.
Like the Collagen Creamer, the Collagen Latte goes well into coffee, hot cocoa, and other frothy drinks. Since it’s the summer, I prefer something colder so tried my hand at making a cold beverage.
So What is the difference between the Collagen Lattes and Collagen Creamers?
Both have a creamy consistency as well as collagen. The difference is their purpose and how to use them.
I’ve written about the collagen creamer before. It’s an excellent creamer. It is free of added sugars, dairy, and gluten. It’s not as creamy as full-fat milk, and I like it in hot cocoa the best. Vital Protein Collagen Creamers contain MCT, a healthy fat, in coconut milk. Each coconut creamer also contains 10 grams of collagen and protein. Finally, one of my favorite parts of any Vital Proteins Collagen product is the ingredients list. Each Vital Protein product is made with real food. There are no artificial sweeteners or refined sugars. Plus, the Collagen Creamer is also Dairy and Gluten-Free (it’s not critical for me, but I do know it is for many).
The Collagen Lattes are all dairy-free and have 10g of bone broth collagen. Like the Collagen Creamers, the Collagen Lattes also contain MCTs and are dairy and gluten-free. There are no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or additives.
Two flavors Madagascar Vanilla and Golden Milk flavors contain no caffeine. The Cocoa Caramel and Hot Cocoa flavors each have 5 mg of caffeine.
So which is “better”?
The answer is neither!
Looking strictly at ingredients and nutrition facts both contain coconut milk powder, which means they are dairy-free. I’m not lactose intolerant, but my husband is, and they work well for him.
The creamer is best added to a drink like coffee or smoothie while the latte flavors can be drunk as a stand-alone drink.
The other main difference is the sourcing of the collagen. The creamer is sourced from collagen peptides. Also known as collagen peptides creamer. What are peptides? Collagen peptides act as building blocks for the body and help build stronger hair, nails, and joints.
The Collagen Lattes contains bone broth collagen. Bone broth is bones and cartilage and is better for bone health. As a runner, I like the added benefit of bone health.
You won’t go wrong for either, and it comes down to your preference. If you are looking for a healthier alternative for creamer, I would choose the creamer. If you want to substitute your coffee or morning drink altogether, the latte is a good place to start.
Right now I’m drinking Golden Milk which I like and highly recommend.
Thank you to Vital Proteins for sending the new Collagen Latte Golden Milk to try.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Collagen Lattes or Collagen Creamer?
What is your favorite type of creamer?
Very interesting. I’ve never tried anything with collagen in it before but these sound pretty good. Will have to check them out, thanks!
These creamers sound amazing. I like the added collagen that I get with them.
Good tip to put the first one in cocoa. It’s about to be that time of year where we’ll be serving quite a bit of that delicious chocolaty drink.
I’m weird but I like hot cocoa and hot beverages year round Lol.
I’ve never hear of collagen late, but it seems like an excellent idea.It sounds like a very healthy alternative 🙂
It’s a good alternative to a lot of sugary stuff.
I really need to add a collagen supplement to my diet, so this is a good place to start. I don’t think I’d use one as a standalone and would prefer to add to my morning coffee.
I like adding it to my coffee too but I really like the Collagen Latte.
O wow this was very informative and very interesting. I’ll definitely have to check out these products!
Let me know if you do Janay.
Oh wow, this is something new to me but sounds like we can benefits a lot from it. I would love to try this.
Let me know if you Alexandra!
I’ve had a lot of success with how it’s helped my skin Alexandra. Let me know if you try it.
looks like a very useful product! I would like to try it too, I wonder if it works as good on me too
Let me know if you do Lyosha!
I haven’t tried these yet but I’m SUPER intrigued! My morning coffee could use a little pick me up!
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