Vital Proteins



by grace gavilanes

It’s true what they say – an amazing day starts with an amazing morning routine. Whether that looks like a quick meditation or an at-home workout for you, one thing’s for sure: Fueling up before or after with a filling breakfast is key! Especially when a pre workout smoothie is involved. 

That’s why we turned to queen of all things tasty, Kelsey Preciado (@littlebitsof_realfood on Instagram), to provide Lively with one of her favorite collagen recipes. Not only is this Green Chunky Monkey Smoothie delicious (and really pretty to look at), but it’s also loaded with better-for-you ingredients – a must-have when looking for a way to fuel up before your at-home workout.  

If you’re asking yourself, “what’s a good pre workout shake?” you’ve come to the right place. This banana shake is good as a pre workout because it’s loaded with standout ingredients that help to support your wellness goals. We’re talking Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides – which is odorless, unflavored and easily dissolves in both liquids and foods – spinach, banana, almond butter & more. Just add to your blender and enjoy.

To take her smoothie to the extra level, Preciado topped it off with dairy-free whipped cream "because it just felt right." Our kind of girl!

Take a few minutes out of your busy morning to whip up this pre workout smoothie – or meal prep the ingredients for an afternoon treat that’s as easy as pour, blend & sip!

pre workout smoothie

Green Pre Workout Smoothie 

Yields 1 serving


  • 1 C sliced frozen banana 
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 3 handfuls of spinach 
  • 2 T cacao powder 
  • 2 pitted dates 
  • 2 T almond butter 
  • 1 C non-dairy milk 
  • 1 C ice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Enjoy!

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