Green veggies. You know you love them, and you know they’re great for you… but sometimes, it seems like you need an adult around to tell you to remind you to include them in your meal plan, right? This is when smoothies are a no-brainer. With the right recipe, you can whip up a drink that tastes like dessert but packs a serious nutritional punch.
Chances are that you’ve made a protein shake or a million in your life. Maybe you’ve heard about collagen and its benefits but you’re not sure about it or how to incorporate it in your diet. Here’s the thing – anything you can whip up using protein powder can also be made with collagen peptides! This smoothie is the perfect blend of cool, refreshing vegetables, tart berries, sweet bananas, superfood chia seeds, and a protein boost from collagen peptides.
Collagen in a smoothie isn’t as well known as the typical protein shake but it can improve your health in many ways.
More specifically, collagen peptides can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin texture and minimize cellulite, help you have healthier, stronger hair, strengthen fingernails and decrease joint pain.
To make sure you get the health benefits you’re seeking, make sure to use a product without artificial flavors or fillers. Premium products often use less ingredients because you’re getting more of what you want and paid for, not cheap added ingredients. One company that adheres to this philosophy is Naked Nutrition which offers collagen peptides protein with only a single ingredient.
So, let’s not waste any time – onto the tasty recipe that can help you look and feel better!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup water
- 2 scoops (19 g) Naked Collagen Peptides
- 1 medium banana (about 7-7⅞” long), sliced
- ¾ cup frozen strawberries (about 4 oz), unthawed
- ½ medium cucumber (about 3 ½ oz), sliced
- 1 cup (1 oz) spinach
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
No complicated directions here! Just combine all ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth. You can adjust the amount of water if you prefer your smoothies a little thinner or thicker, and feel free to add or swap different fruit depending on what you have on hand. Enjoy!
Per Serving: 293 calories / Carbs: 45.4 g / Fat: 4.5 g / Protein: 23.2 g
Macros: 54% C | 14% F | 32% P