The Miracle of Collagen
I went to my naturopathic doctor a couple of months back. I have been dealing with an infection in my digestive tract that I contracted after a series of antibiotic prescriptions. Itís been a nightmare. She had some new test results for me.
One of the first things she told me was I am not getting enough protein. I squealed at her, "I eat protein and vegetables every day. They are the mainstay of my diet. How could I not be getting enough protein?!"
She's just shrugged and said I needed to get more protein. My body was not absorbing the protein I was eating, or I was not eating enough. It was probably both because my digestive issues were making me lose my appetite.
I told her I even put protein powder in my morning smoothie. ìHave you tried Collagen Protein?î she asked. I had not even heard of it.
So off I went to the grocery store looking for collagen protein. The pharmacist helped me find it. I found one that is vanilla flavor but has no sugar. (You have to be careful when buying protein powders. Many of them are chock-full of sugar).
I made my first smoothie with it. I was in heaven. I don't know exactly what it is about it but it gives your smoothie a really nice mouth feel. And the benefits are GREAT...
Collagen Fruit Smoothie
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One of my favorite breakfasts these days. So easy and quick. Refreshing and filling. Collagen protein powder is not cheap but the health benefits are HUGE.
1/3-1/2 cup of unsweetened pea milk. Ripple is a new one I buy. (Pea milk is the greatest! I love the flavor and texture in a smoothie. Really smooth. If I don’t have pea milk, I use unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk. Those both work too).
1 scoop (2 Tbl) of the collagen protein powder. There will be a scoop in the jar. They say 2 scoops. I go with one)
1/3 cup of berries. I use frozen strawberries, or raspberries and blackberries work too. You can really use any berries, or they make chunks of frozen mango now too for a tropical version. Assorted berry options work too. And if you want your smoothie a little thicker and fruitier, just add more fruit.
½ cup of cold water
Truvia to taste
Put this all in your blender and whiz until it’s smooth. I use by Bullet blender for this job. No need to take out the bigger model.
Pour in a glass and sip or load it into your travel mug for a meal on-the-go.
My husband even opts for a smoothie for lunch sometimes.