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

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

DID YOU KNOW? 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. They’ll save you lots of time since they’re already cleaned and cooked – just throw them into your blender.

Try my Beet & Blueberry Smoothie. It’s a great smoothie for fall and winter.

Beet & Blueberry Smoothie

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
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)
1/2 – 1 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS:
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

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Easy Green Smoothie with Protein

Easy Green Smoothie with Protein

Are you looking for an easy way to fill your body with nutrient-rich fuel that’ll keep you feeling energized for the busy day and week a head?

If your lifestyle is anything like mine then you don’t always have time to fill your fridge and freezer with green goodness – and even if it’s full, you may not have time to prepare your greens.

That’s where a high-quality greens powder comes to the rescue. My fridge and freezer might not always be stocked with greens, BUT my cupboard is!

PaleoGreens has come to my rescue on many occasions, including when …

  • I’m in a rush and need to prep my smoothie fast
  • I’m low on energy
  • I feel a cold coming on
  • I’m super lazy, but still want to fuel myself with good stuff
  • I’m looking to cleanse and detox

Here’s what makes this organic greens powder top in its class …

Fruits: High-antioxidant berries, such as cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry + camu camu which is high in Vitamin C
Sulfur-rich cruciferous vegetables + sprouts: Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, collards
Colorful and high phytonutrient vegetables: Beet, carrot, tomato, spinach
Detox Greens & Juices: Spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and wheat grass juice powders — high in antioxidants and great for detox
ORAC Blend: Proprietary blend of grape seed and grape skin extracts, with guaranteed high ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) content. The ORAC score is a measurement of a food’s potential for neutralizing the damaging free radicals implicated in aging and physical degeneration.

PaleoGreens is superior to many commercially available greens powders for several reasons:

  • Over 90% organic ingredients
  • No grain/legumes fibers or components, least allergenic
  • No alfalfa, a common ingredient in all other leading brands
  • Special gentle processing that retains potency
  • Proven ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) value
  • Great taste, with no added sugar

Give my Easy Green Smoothie with Protein a try. It makes for a healthy and super easy meal replacement – and it’s LOADED with organic super-foods!

Learn more about PaleoGreens and its awesome list of organic ingredients HERE.

Easy Green Smoothie with Protein

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 cup unsweetened nut milk OR water
1/2 cup fruit of choice (optional)
1 scoop PurePaleo Protein (vanilla or chocolate) OR 2 scoops PurePea Protein
1 tbsp PaleoGreens
1 tbsp coconut oil or 1/2 avocado
A few ice cubes (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

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Creamy Macachino Smoothie

Creamy Macachino Smoothie

Did you know? Maca is known for its hormone balancing effects. Maca has been studied to help normalize the symptoms of premenstrual/menstrual symptoms, as well as the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, cramps, fatigue and lethargy. Look for gelatinized maca for easier digestion and absorption.

This Macachino makes for a great coffee substitute, mid-day snack or dessert drink since it’s rich, creamy and delicious!

Creamy Macachino Smoothie 

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)

1 cup coconut or almond milk (unsweetened)

1 banana

1/4 avocado

1 tsp. maca powder (gelatinized)

1 tsp. cacao powder

1/2 tsp. ceylon cinnamon

2-4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients for 60 sec & enjoy!

Boost your Macachino! Add a scoop of high-quality, collagen rich protein. You’ll be fueled for hours with this powerful combo of healthy fats and protein.