Don't miss starting your morning with this green protein packed collagen smoothie!

You will wonder how you ever operated before including this thick and creamy green smoothie into your morning routine. If you follow me on IG, you may have heard me talk about how Kelsi and I are on a smoothie kick lately. Loaded with good-for-you ingredients, making it an easy breakfast option or the perfect post-workout beverage. Your new favourite smoothie contains simple ingredients like banana, spinach, zucchini, and avocado. Over 23 grams of protein, don’t miss starting your morning with this green protein packed collagen smoothie that will keep you satisfied for hours!

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COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

For over a year now I have been using Vital Proteins collagen peptides. I absolutely love their products. If you aren’t familiar with collagen, don’t worry! Check out my recent article 5 surprising health benefits of collagen and learn all about how to take it for best results.

To break it down for you super quick, you should know that I was hesitant to take collagen. After losing over 65 lbs and then overcoming a binge eating disorder, my body has become my temple and I didn’t want to “supplement” ever again. After a good amount of research, it was clear I needed to start taking collagen. With health benefits like gut health, glowing skin, joint health, and improved athletic performance I was willing to give it a try.

Amongst other benefits, it makes smoothies creamier and acts almost like a thickening agent. No other protein powder adds the health benefits and consistency like Vital Proteins collagen creates.

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THE BENEFITS OF VEGETABLES IN SMOOTHIES

I get a lot of questions about my thoughts on vegetables in smoothies. I have added some questionable things into my morning smoothies so I understand your concern, but trust me when I say you may be pleasantly surprised to know that veggies can add a bright vibrant rainbow of nutrients into your body without you even noticing!

So you want to boost your health and wellness? Well, plants! Vegetables! Vegetables will help you boost the antioxidants in the body and will allow you to age gracefully. Another benefit of vegetables? They contain a large amount of fibre, aiding in digestion. Be careful of the sugars that add up when using fruit and juices in your smoothies and instead try adding in some vegetables!


GREEN PROTEIN PACKED COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE

Makes 2 smoothies.

SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS:

1.5 cup of water

1/4 cup blueberries

1 cup spinach

1 zucchini

1/2 avocado

1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tbsp Hemp Hearts (optional)

SMOOTHIE METHOD:

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. We love our Blendtec.

Once desired consistency is reached, pour into a hipster jar and top with hemp hearts or almond butter. Enjoy!

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Need more inspiration in the kitchen? Be sure to join this free group BE THE FIRE FITNESS FAM full of green protein smoothies, gluten-free, paleo, and whole30 recipes!