This time of year I tend to get a little....obsessed with blueberries. I mean...basically I'm going to need ALL the blueberries, ALL the time right now mkay?
This morning I was once again inspired by the Laura Lea Balanced cookbook. I came across a great recipe for a blueberry breakfast smoothie and knew I had to make it. It has so much going for it - blueberries (natch), ginger, coconut water....all the things I want when I wake up. I made a few alterations, including the addition of collagen, and voila, we've got my version of this tasty treat.
Why collagen? I've been taking Vital Proteins Daily Peptides for about 3 months now and I have to say, I'm really starting to see a difference. My skin has a new luster, and there is no question that it has helped my hair to grow thicker and longer. It has no discernible taste, which also means it can be added to everything from morning coffee or lemon water to daily smoothies.
Give it a shot in this well rounded smoothie bowl, or in another concoction, and let me know what you think!
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup 2% greek yogurt (plain)
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey)
- 2 inch piece ginger root, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1.5 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen banana
Toppings: Coconut Flakes, Cacao Nibs, Purely Elizabeth Granola (options: bee pollen, berries, nut butter)
Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and mix it up. I like to start with the liquid, but you may also need to use the tamper for this one. It's thick! Mix until it's nice and smooth. Pour out the smoothie into your favorite bowl, and top with the ingredients I've listed, or whatever you are loving right now!