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So many of you gave me such great feedback about my Collagen 101 blog post that I wanted to share one of my favorite collagen recipes–my Collagen Peach Matcha Green Smoothie! If you love matcha and you’re typically short on time for breakfast (I even love this at lunch too!) then you will love this recipe. Matcha is also a natural source of caffeine–it’s a nice pick-me-up with no jitters!
First, if you didn’t read this post, you are probably wondering why everyone and their mom started drinking collagen peptides overnight and what the real benefits are. No worries, I’ve got you covered there–hit the breaks and pop over there to learn about the benefits of collagen. (Then come back here and learn how to make this Matcha smoothie!)
To sum it up: taking a regular collagen supplement helps with hair, skin, nails, joints, aids in digestion, and more!
Another huge reason I love these supplements: they’re a great source of protein. The supplements I take are Vital Proteins–(one of my brand partners, total disclaimer–but they didn’t ask me to write a whole post dedicated to their Matcha ? This is all me! You know I’m ruthless about the partnerships I take on!) I started using their products earlier this summer–you can read more about the results I’ve noticed in my Everything you need to know about Collagen supplements post!
Anyway–today it would be fun to mix things up a bit and share one of my favorite healthy smoothies using their Matcha Powder, which is great to make hot matcha lattes with–just mix with hot milk of your choice! (Hint: dump the powder and milk all in the milk frother for a super smooth result!) but it’s also great in a smoothie, too! This recipe has a healthy dose of green veggies, protein, healthy fat from the Coconut milk, and of course–all those collagen benefits too!
Peach Collagen Matcha Green Smoothie:
1 Scoop Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen Peptides (you can also get a big value tub at Costco!)
1 Cup Coconut Milk (or your milk of choice!)
Handful frozen spinach
1/2 frozen banana
A couple ice cubes
Optional: You can also add a handful of frozen peaches to make it more peachy, a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder for more protein, chia seeds or flax seed for added health benefits! I make this dozens of ways–feel free to make it your own! If you already have Matcha on hand, you can also make this with regular Matcha powder and just add two scoops of Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen Peptides!
How to make it:
This is fairly straightforward ? Um, put all the ingredients in a blender and blend together! That’s it! Enjoy any time of the day for a refreshing pick-me-up! Huzzah!
Happy sipping! Do you have any favorite Matcha recipes? Or while we’re on the topic–collagen recipes!?
Thanks to Vital Proteins, one of my personal favorite brands (and loved by tons of other GG readers!) for being an amazing supporter of this blog! For my (and several readers!) full review of their products, head over to this post!