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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.

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.

Chocolate Collagen Smoothie Recipe Video

Want to see how easy it is to whip up this recipe? Watch the quick video below!

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

For More Healthy Smoothie Recipes

You can never have too many healthy smoothie recipes – try one of these next!

And if you’re looking for Low Sugar Smoothies, I’ve got you covered too!

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.
5 from 12 votes

Chocolate Collagen Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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A sweet, creamy, chocolate smoothie with a bonus health kick - collagen! Make sure to watch the quick video to see me make this chocolate collagen smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

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Nutrition

Calories: 386.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 26.4g, Protein: 14.9g, Fat: 25.9g, Saturated Fat: 14.7g, Sodium: 55.7mg, Fiber: 5.1g, Sugar: 11.9g
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Collagen Smoothie, Collagen Smoothie
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Thank you to Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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35 comments on “Chocolate Collagen Smoothie”

  1. Hi Lisa, I make many of your recipes and I just made this one last night. 

    Thank you for sharing recipes that help my health issues. I really appreciate it. 

    I would like to know if I can substitute anything else for the collagen protein As I am not tolerating it well at all?
    Best wishes. 

    • Hi Shamima – I’m happy you’re loving all my recipes! You could try a different brand. Sometimes it might just be a certain ingredient in the mix that doesn’t agree with your body. Good luck!

  2. I definitely want to try this smoothie! However, is there a substitue for almond butter?

  3. Yummy!!!!!! I used cashew milk and vanilla collagen, because that’s what I had and it was super tasty. I haven’t tried Vital Proteins collagen powder yet. I’ll have to add it to my shopping list!

    • Hi Sasha – So glad you enjoyed this smoothie! You’ll definitely have to add the collagen powder if you have it on hand :)

  4. This was pretty good, better than expected as I usually do not like frozen banana. Next time I will chill, or semi-freeze, the milk to make it a little colder. I also added .75 tsp of erythritol. It was good without it but tastier with it. Overall, I liked it more than I thought I would.

    • Hi Juanita – I’m glad this smoothie came out better than expected! The frozen banana is to make the smoothie a little bit creamier :)

  5. Made this today and was even more delicious than I expected!! It tasted almost like a milkshake! I didn’t have any coconut milk so I used unsweetened almond milk. Delish! Will be making many more times. 

    • Hi Shayla – This smoothie is like a chocolate dream isn’t it? Almond milk is a great alternative as well, but glad you loved this recipe! Look out for more smoothie recipes coming soon :)

  6. So this sounds INCREDIBLE. One problem… I hate banana! Is there a good replacement?

  7. I made this, but failed to snap a pic. I used 1 cup Premier Protein Chocolate rather than the Almond Milk I had on hand with 1 tblsp of Peanut Butter because that’s all I had on hand. I only made 1 serving, hence those measurements, but I did use 1 frozen banana and a small amount of mixed berries and I will definitely make again tomorrow! It was delicious!

  8. I ordered my collagen from Amazon and its arriving today…can’t to try it. Is it ok to have collagen every day or is it better to space it out during the week? I am planning on putting it in my Golden Milk as well.

  9. Excellent 

    Rating: 5
  10. Oops I forgot to add I used Almond milk as had & fresh Banana, Cacao & Collagen Thick tasty & oozed Chocolate!!

    Rating: 5
  11. Awesome Smoothie!! Love Collagen additive for hair nails etc & Me ! Flavour +++ Easy Thank you for sharing your recipe – cannot wait to try your many other ‘challenges’ ????Lol

    Rating: 5
  12. Hooray for collagen and chocolate :)

    Rating: 5
  13. thanks for all the info on collagen peptides, now I know! and this smoothie just sounds so perfect…great video too :)

  14. Yes, this. Thank you! I’ve been reading more about collagen and how to incorporate it into our diets, so you had me at (1) your super simple explanation and (2) chocolate. How often are you adding a collagen supplement to your diet? I want to know all the things!

    Rating: 5
  15. So interesting! I had no idea you could put collagen in a smoothie. It’s definitely in my face masks, lol. I need to find this stuff and do my homework, clearly!

    Rating: 5
  16. Oh my goodness this sounds delicious! I am so guilty of throwing a candy bar into the basket at the supermarket checkout! Thank you for the collagen education too, I learned a lot! Pinned to try!

    Rating: 5
  17. I love a post run chocolate shake and this looks like a great way to give it a bit of a boost. 

    Rating: 5
  18. Omg this sounds incredible, saving this!!

    Rating: 5