Health,  Recipes

Beautiful Coffee in a Scoop


Happy Friday ya’ll! I don’t know about you but I have been counting down until the weekend. This month has been SO STRESSFUL (I promise, I’ll share more soon) and I live for weekends just doing nothing with the fam. I’m excited about lounging in my robe, drinking coffee and just hanging out with the kids and Derrek at home. My home is my sanctuary and I surely do plan on enjoying it to the fullest. The kitchen always makes me the happiest because I love concocting new recipes with the kids. Derrek has even gotten into the swing of cooking with me (who wants to hear more about how the Instant Pot has saved our live?) and it’s now a whole family thing.

But let’s get real, at this point in my life, I am living off of concealer and coffee. I recently broke up with Starbucks, you can click here to read why. And that left me on the hunt for a healthier alternative. I recently went dairy free so I guess this all came full circle at the right time. After picking the kids up from school, we came home and I found a package from Vital Proteins on my door step. IT’S LIKE THEY READ MY MIND! It was a box with their new collagen coffee and collagen mocha creamer. I couldn’t have been more pleased.

The Vital Proteins Vital Coffee is amazing for multiple reasons. Their coffee beans have quite the origin story. They work closely with farmers from around the world to carefully select these limited-edition coffees with quality and freshness in mind. Like fruits, coffee is seasonal. And the beans they use are at their prime. Once the coffee beans are stateside, they begin the roasting process in Chicago. Then they ship them off to us, in time for our morning brew. Vital note: two of their coffees have earned the Cup of Excellence award, an honor granted to the world’s most highly-rated coffees. If you order online, you can use a one-time order option, but they also offer customized subscription options if you need as much coffee as I do. For the subscription, you can choose to get the Vital Proteins coffee beans 1x, 2x, 3x, or 4x per month.

Not only is drinking the best of the best coffee good for you, but getting it shipped directly to your house makes this a WIN WIN! They also launched their very own collagen creamer which is ahhhmazing! Vital Proteins’ Collagen Creamers are a nourishing way to boost your morning cup of joe. Whole30® approved and free of dairy, artificial flavors, added sugars, and carrageenan – their collagen creamers are the perfect way for me to still enjoy a delicious cup of coffee without the guilt. Not only do they contain collagen peptides and healthy fats from organic coconut milk, but I also love to use them as an amazing addition to teas, baked goods, and desserts. This mocha flavor is so good and I’ve actually been adding it to so many of my baking recipes as well.

Have you tried Vital Proteins? I’d love to know if you’ve incorporated them into any recipes, we love trying new ones all the time!