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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. It’s 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. “Have you tried Collagen Protein?" 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 mouthfeel. And the benefits are GREAT.

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Collagen Fruit Smoothie

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.

Servings: Makes one smoothie



1/3-1/2 cup of unsweetened pea milk (Pea milk is the greatest! I love the flavor and texture in a smoothie. If I don’t have pea milk, I use unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk.)
1 scoop (2 Tbl) of the collagen protein powder
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.)
1/2 cup of cold water
Truvia to taste


Put this all in your blender and whiz until it’s smooth. I use my 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.