Chocolate Collagen Smoothie
This chocolate collagen smoothie satisfies all your chocolate cravings and gives you a health boost with collagen peptides. With just 5 simple ingredients you’re sure to make this healthy smoothie again and again.
A Delicious Collagen Smoothie
You guys know I love a good smoothie recipe and while 80% of the time I’m whipping up a green smoothie, I often get cravings for something sweet and chocolatey.
So when those cravings strike, I whip up this super easy Chocolate Collagen Smoothie. With 5 whole food ingredients and no added sugar, it satisfies my chocolate cravings in a healthy manner and prevents me from grabbing a far less healthy chocolate bar in the supermarket checkout aisle. A definite win in my books.
What are Collagen Peptides
I’ve talked before about collagen and how to sneak more of it into your diet. But here’s the synopsis. Collagen is an important building block for the body and makes up approximately 30% of our bodies’ protein. Think of it as an amino acid chain that strengths the body, especially our skin, bones, joints and muscles.
Unfortunately, collagen diminishes with age and is likely impacted by today’s diet and environmental influences. That’s why I’m such a proponent of supplementing with collagen peptides, which are a bioavailable form of collagen.
How to Make This Chocolate Collagen Smoothie
The great thing about this smoothie is that it couldn’t be easier to make. Just toss two cups of coconut milk (or any other nut milk) into a blender with a frozen banana, add a couple tablespoons of almond butter, a quarter cup of cacao powder and two (or more) tablespoons of collagen peptides.
I use Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen Peptides in this recipe (my favorite), but you could also use their Marine Collagen which is sourced from wild-caught snapper. And if you want to amp the flavor, you could even use Vital Protein’s Dark Chocolate and Blackberry Collagen Peptides. Umm, yum!
Once all those ingredients have been added to your blender, just blend for about 30 seconds and there you have it. A sweet, creamy, chocolate smoothie with a bonus health kick.
For more recipes using gelatin (collagen’s cousin), make sure to check out my Berry Coconut Panna Cotta, Nectarine Panna Cotta with Roasted Plums and Pomegranate Panna Cotta. Obviously, I love panna cotta recipes. I also use Vital Protein’s Gelatin in my Homemade Marshmallow recipe – a reader favorite. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Collagen Smoothie
- 2 cups coconut milk, or other milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 2 scoops, or more Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Here are the different Vital Proteins collagen products you could use in this recipe:
- For the cacao powder, I always recommend using an organic raw cacao powder for greater antioxidants.
- I'm using a light coconut milk (from a can) in this recipe and my homemade almond butter. If you use a different non-dairy milk, that will alter the nutritional profile.
Thank you to Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.