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Everything You Need To Make The Perfect Collagen Smoothie

by sarah schuh - March 19, 2021

If you've seen your friends and favorite health gurus loading up on smoothies in the name of good nutrition, you're not alone. Smoothies are often a beneficial option because they can be made with fresh fruits and vegetables, giving you a convenient, tasty way to up your intake of real food and fresh produce. Plus, you can add collagen for an extra boost to your wellness routine!

That said, if you want to know how to make a delicious collagen smoothie, you've come to the right place. Below, we'll answer "Can I add collagen to my smoothie?", "What does collagen do in my smoothies?", "How much collagen should I put in my smoothie?", as well as a few delicious recipes to get you started. Keep scrolling to get your sip on.

Can I add collagen to my smoothie? 

Of course! Since collagen is easily digested and soluble in hot or cold liquids, it makes for a delicious candidate to put in smoothies. Plus, adding a scoop of collagen gives you the boost you need to support healthy hair, skin, nails and joints.** (More on that below.)

Take your day from bland to blend with our NEW Collagen Smoothie Mixes! Just scoop, mix or blend with water & enjoy. Now available on vitalproteins.com.

What does collagen do in my smoothies? 

Let's talk about the benefits of collagen! Collagen is a naturally occurring protein created by the body that is found in the connective tissues, including hair, skin, nails, joints and tendons.** In the words of our new Chief Creative Officer, Jennifer Aniston: "Collagen is the glue that holds everything together."

While we’re young, our bodies are efficient at producing collagen that keeps our bones strong, our skin supple, and our ligaments and tendons in prime condition.** However, after about age 25, our body’s natural production of collagen starts to decline. Since modern food processing has largely removed collagen from our diets, we believe adding collagen back into our diets can help support the connective tissues as we age. Doing this can help retain collagen benefits, such as:

  • Glowing skin**
  • Youthful appearance**
  • Joint health**
  • Bone strength**
  • Improved recovery**

How much collagen should I put in my smoothie? 

When it comes to how much collagen to add in your smoothie, 1-2 scoops or 10-20g of collagen, is all you need! That being said, we recognize everyone's lifestyle and wellness goals are different, which is why we created our first-of-its-kind Collagen Calculator™. Personalized information like sex, age and weight can give you a custom quote tailored to your collagen routine. Give it a try and see for yourself!

Vital note: This Collagen Calculator™ is meant for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice or act as a substitute for seeking such advice from a qualified health professional. It's been designed around our products, and can't make any assumptions, or recommendations, about other companies’ products. 

Can you drink collagen every day?

Make collagen part of your routine and enjoy all of its great benefits! To sip it on the day-to-day, add 1-2 scoops or 10-20g of collagen to different foods (like desserts or dressings) or beverages, like smoothies, of course!

In terms of the types of collagen to try, below are a few of our most-loved collagen offerings:

Collagen Peptides: Vital Proteins® Original Collagen Peptides is a fantastic choice for smoothies. Our Originally Collagen Peptides is completely unflavored, odorless and easily dissolves in both cold and hold liquids. Made from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide, it’s truly one of the most versatile forms of collagen out there and won't impact the taste of your smoothie in the slightest.

Marine Collagen: Much like Original Collagen Peptides, our Marine Collagen is unflavored, odorless and easily dissolves in both cold and hot liquids. The only difference is that Marine Collagen is made from wild-caught white fish, making it a convenient option for pescatarians.

Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen®: This beauty-loving collagen supplement is ideal for anyone hoping to add a refreshing flavor to their smoothie. It contains bovine collagen as well as hyaluronic acid and probiotics! Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen® is available in four delicious flavors: Strawberry Lemon, Lavender Lemon, Tropical Hibiscus and Watermelon Mint.

Matcha Collagen: Our Matcha Collagen is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit when it comes to your smoothie. If you want a natural energy boost** and love the taste of green tea, this one’s for you.

What are the best collagen smoothie recipes? 

While we offer a variety of smoothie options over on Lively blog, here are a few fan-favorites recipes to get you started:

collagen smoothie

COCOA BERRY SMOOTHIE

Yields 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 C almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 C frozen blueberries
  • 1 C frozen cherries
  • 3 T raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 T honey
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • Cacao nibs, extra cherry or blueberry pieces (optional garnish)

Directions:

  1. Blend ingredients and enjoy!
collagen smoothie

IMMUNE-BOOSTING** SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Yields 1 Serving

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Blend ingredients and enjoy!
collagen smoothie

AVOCADO MINT SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Yields 1 Serving

Ingredients: 

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • ½ frozen avocado
  • ½ C frozen spinach
  • 2 T hemp seeds, plus extra for topping
  • ½ - 1 C coconut or almond milk
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen
  • 3-4 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1-2 T cacao nibs (for topping)

Directions:

  1. Blend ingredients and enjoy!

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