Collagen Power Smoothie (Anti-Aging, Gut Health, Joint Support)

Collagen Power Smoothie (Anti-Aging, Gut Health, Joint Support)

Collagen smoothies are a great way to add more collagen to your diet. They are quick and easy to make–and serve as a great breakfast or lunch option.

My Collagen Power Smoothie is smooth, creamy and well balanced. I use banana as a natural sweetener, plus almond butter to give this delicious smoothie some nuttiness. To make this collagen smoothie even more rich and creamy, I recommend using some full fat coconut milk (see my notes below).

Feel free to boost this collagen smoothie with ceylon cinnamon or maca–or not. Either way the result will be delicious!

You might be wondering what the benefits are to adding collagen to your smoothies …

Well it all starts at about age 35, when collagen production naturally begins to slow, which can have all sorts of negative effects on your body. By age 40, collagen begins to deplete faster than your body can reproduce it, and by age 60, over ½ of your body’s collagen has been depleted.

In addition to aging, many other factors impact collagen levels. These include genetics, smoking, pollution, excessive sun exposure, and nutritional deficiencies, among others.

Collagen is the “glue” that holds your body together.

It’s the fibrous protein found throughout your body, in organs, muscles, skin, hair, nails, teeth, bones, blood vessels, tendons, joints, cartilage, and your digestive system.

As we age and our collagen production decreases, these areas of our body begin to weaken. Adding a collagen supplement to your daily routine can help to strengthen your body for optimal health and functioning.

Here are some other ways you can easily add collagen to your diet …

  • Mix into a glass of water. For best results, add powder prior to adding water.
  • Mix into hot beverages like coffee and tea.
  • Add to soups, stews, sauces, yogurt, homemade desserts and more.

Learn more about my favourite collagen powder HERE!

I recommend 1-2 scoops of Whole Body Collagen every day.

Collagen Power Smoothie (Anti-Aging, Gut Health, Joint Support)

Collagen Power Smoothie

Collagen smoothies are a great way to add more collagen to your diet. They are quick and easy to make--and serve as a great breakfast or lunch option. This Collagen Power Smoothie is smooth, creamy and well balanced. I use banana as a natural sweetener, plus almond butter to give this delicious smoothie some nuttiness. Feel free to boost this collagen smoothie with ceylon cinnamon or maca--or not. Either way the result will be delicious!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened*
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 scoops Whole Body Collagen
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp maca powder, optional
  • ¼ tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • A few ice cubes, optional

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients using a high-powered blender.
  • Pour into your favourite smoothie cup and enjoy!

Notes

* For a rich and creamy smoothie, use canned full fat coconut milk. I add 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk + 1/2 cup water.

Collagen Power Smoothie (Anti-Aging, Gut Health, Joint Support)

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Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie (Dairy Free, Paleo)

Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie (Dairy Free, Paleo)

Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie is rich & creamy–and bursting with rich chocolate and almond flavour! This smoothie is the perfect meal in a cup. It’ll leave you feeling energized, nourished and satisfied. 

Do you want to create chocolate flavoured smoothies, like this one, but only have vanilla or unflavoured protein powder?

Here’s a quick tip to help you achieve a rich chocolate flavour from your smoothies when using a vanilla or unflavoured protein powder!

Just add 1-2 teaspoons of cacao powder into your blender along with the other smoothie ingredients. Blend & enjoy! That’s it!! Told ya it was a quick tip.

Cacao is the purest form of chocolate which is why I recommend it. It’s an easy find since most grocery stores carry it nowadays. You can also find cacao powder online.

Now, whether your protein powder is vanilla, chocolate or unflavoured, give this addicting smoothie creation a try. I promise, it’ll be love at first sip!

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chocolate covered almond smoothie

Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 cup frozen greens (spinach, kale, and/or broccoli)
2-3 soft dates
1 tbsp dry-roasted almond butter
1-2 tsp cacao powder*
1 scoop PurePaleo Protein (chocolate)
1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk

*If you’re using vanilla or unflavoured protein powder, add 2 tsp of cacao powder. If you’re using chocolate flavoured protein powder, add 1 tsp.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Blend all ingredients using a high-powered blender.
2. Pour into your favourite smoothie cup and enjoy!

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Eggnog Smoothie (Dairy & Egg Free, Paleo)

Eggnog Smoothie (Dairy & Egg Free, Paleo)

This Eggnog Smoothie is bursting with holiday flavour! It’s creamy & delicious just like eggnog, but without the refined sugar, dairy and other problematic ingredients. Not only is it void of unhealthy ingredients, but it’s packed with healthy ones, like greens, dates, avocado, high-quality protein & more!

How would you like to indulge in holiday flavours like eggnog, candy cane, gingerbread, roasted chestnut and peppermint mocha without worrying about your waistline expanding over the holidays?

Cravings for holiday goodies tend to hit hard given that temptation is all around.

You might be asking – “Jen, how the heck do you stay on track during the holiday season?!”

My approach is simple – I satisfy my cravings instead of attempting to beat them.

The trick here is finding ways to replace unhealthy, sugar-loaded options with healthy alternatives that leave you not only satisfied but healthier (mentally, emotionally and physically).

I’m always experimenting with different recipes that allow me to enjoy delicious and familiar flavours while still staying on track with my health and weight.

My dessert-inspired smoothies have allowed me (and so many others) to enjoy mouthwatering meals that not only leave you feeling satisfied and healthy, but help kick cravings too.

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AND just in case you need some convincing, give my eggnog smoothie a try.

Eggnog Smoothie

What you need for Eggnog Smoothie

Want more delicious & healthy eggnog recipes? You’re going to love these …

Eggnog Smoothie

Eggnog Smoothie

This Eggnog Smoothie is bursting with holiday flavour! It's creamy & delicious just like eggnog, but without the refined sugar, dairy and other problematic ingredients. Not only is it void of unhealthy ingredients, but it's packed with healthy ones, like greens, dates, avocado, high-quality protein & more!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Low-Carb, Paleo, Plant-Based
Servings: 1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup frozen greens, spinach, kale, broccoli
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop PurePaleo Protein, vanilla, or 2 scoops PurePea (plant-based option)*
  • 1/2 tsp. ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk, unsweetened

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients using a high-powered blender.
  • Pour into your favourite smoothie cup and enjoy!
Keyword avocado, christmas, dates, holidays, protein powder, purepaleo protein, smoothies, vegetables
Beet & Blueberry Smoothie (Plant-Based, Paleo, High-Fiber)

Beet & Blueberry Smoothie (Plant-Based, Paleo, High-Fiber)

Beet & Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect smoothie recipe for the fall and winter.

According to Ayurveda beets are recommended during Vata season, which runs from October through March, as the bright and vibrant colors can help balance out the dryness and coldness of the season.

In addition, beets have many uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda including cleansing the liver, improving blood circulation and calming the mind and spirit.

They are also used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments and have been traditionally used to treat conditions such as:

  • Anemia
  • Heart weakness
  • Liver toxicity
  • Constipation
  • Irritability & restlessness
  • Irregular periods
  • Herpes
  • Decreased libido

Smoothies are an easy way to add more beets to your diet–and to make things even easier, look for frozen or vacuum packed beets in your grocery store (find organic vacuum packed beets in the refrigerated section at Costco). They’ll save you lots of time since they’re already cleaned and cooked… just throw them into the blender.

Beets

What you need for Beet & Blueberry Smoothie

Spinach
Beets (fresh or frozen, cooked)
Blueberries
Avocado
PurePaleo Protein, vanilla OR PurePea Protein (vegan option)
Water

Looking for more ways to add beets to your diet? Try this Beet Mash recipe!

Beet & Blueberry Smoothie

Beet & Blueberry Smoothie

Beet & Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect smoothie recipe for the fall and winter. Look for frozen or vacuum packed beets in your grocery store. They'll save you lots of time since they're already cleaned and cooked... just throw them into the blender.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Low-Carb, Paleo, Plant-Based
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup beets, fresh or frozen, cooked
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop PurePaleo Protein, vanilla, or PurePea Protein (vegan option)*
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
Keyword avocado, beets, blend, blueberries, healthy breakfast, smoothie

vacuum packed beets

 

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Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Dairy Free, High-Fiber, Paleo)

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Dairy Free, High-Fiber, Paleo)

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is one of my favourite smoothie recipes during the Autumn. Not only is it nutrient-packed, but it’s also loaded with delicious fall flavours!

This smoothie will provide you with the right balance of macro-nutrients, including protein, making it a great meal replacement. It contains …

  • Smart, high-fiber carbohydrates (from greens & some fruit)
  • Healthy and essential fats (from avocado)
  • High-quality and easily absorbed protein (from a gut friendly protein powder)

Try replacing one meal a day with a nutrient-rich smoothie like this one. It’s a great approach to weight loss and better health!

What you need for Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Frozen greens (spinach, kale, broccoli …)
Pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin works well)
Avocado
PurePaleo Protein (vanilla)
Dates (optional)
Pumpkin pie spice
Water (or unsweetened nut milk)

Give this DIY pumpkin pie spice recipe a try

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
1 ½ tsp allspice
1 ½ tsp cloves

I recommend buying organic ground spices to make this blend. Mix spices together in a bowl and store in a small glass jar. Feel free to double or triple this recipe so you have plenty of pumpkin pie spice for the season.

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is one of my favourite smoothie recipes during the Autumn. Not only is it nutrient-packed, but it's also loaded with delicious fall flavours! This smoothie will provide you with the right balance of macro-nutrients, including protein, making it a great meal replacement.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup frozen greens
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, canned
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop PurePaleo Protein, vanilla (available in my shop)*
  • 2 dates, optional
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2-1 cup water, or unsweetened nut milk

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients using a high-powered blender.
  • Pour into your favourite smoothie cup and enjoy!
Keyword autumn, fall, green, pumpkin, smoothie
Maca Matcha Smoothie (Plant-Based, Dairy Free, Hormone Balancing)

Maca Matcha Smoothie (Plant-Based, Dairy Free, Hormone Balancing)

DID YOU KNOW? Maca is a root vegetable in the Radish family that is known for its hormone balancing effects.

Maca is an endocrine adaptogen, meaning that it does not contain any hormones, but rather it contains the nutrients necessary to support normal hormone production.

This root has been studied to help enhance fertility, normalize symptoms of premenstrual/menstrual symptoms, as well as the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, cramps, fatigue and lethargy.

You can easily add maca to your diet by blending it into a smoothie. Try this Maca Matcha Smoothie. Look for gelatinized maca for easier digestion and absorption.

Maca Matcha Smoothie

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 tsp. matcha tea
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. honey (optional)
Ice cubes (recommended if your banana isn’t frozen)

BOOST your smoothie with collagen! Add 1-2 scoops Whole Body Collagen.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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