Berry Fruity Smoothie

Skip the sugary drink, and instead sip on this. It is sweetened with dried dates, packed full of antioxidants, and will leave you with sustained energy and not a sugar crash.

Berry Fruity Smoothy

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 16 oz crushed ice
  • 3 cups partially frozen mixes berries
  • 2 bananas, frozen*
  • 3 scoops collagen peptides**
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 -2 T chia seeds
  • 3 T coconut oil, melted, or MCT oil

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients, except coconut oil, together in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, slowly pour in melted coconut oil. Blend until light. 

Notes

* I keep a bag of frozen banana slices in my freezer for smoothies. I cut the banana into 1/2 inch slices before freezing.
**Vital Proteins is my preferred brand. You can use VP collagen peptides in the blue canister or Beauty Collagen to add additional flavor and benefits.

Why do you put _________ in the smoothie?

Berries: Taste! A rich source of phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory properties.

Bananas: They provide a creamy texture and add sweetness. Tip: Freeze bananas when very ripe and the sweetness will shine out even more.

Collagen: An easy to absorb protein, which aids in muscle recovery and supports healthy joints, bones, and digestive health. Check out this post for more information.

Dates: Natural sweetener, natural energy booster, high in fiber, aids digestion, good for bones.

Chia Seeds: Fiber to keep you full, antioxidants to fight free radicals, improve digestive health, and aid in balancing blood sugar.

Coconut Oil: Healthy fat to keep you feeling full longer and support brain function.

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