Gorgeous green collagen smoothie

Feed your beauty on the go!

Smoothies make it easy to eat healthily and stay full while on the go!  When you make a smoothie don't overthink it.  Keep a variety of fruits and vegetables on hand and get creative.  

Here are the keys to a great smoothie:

*protein

*fiber

*healthy fat

*greens

 

When choosing your ingredients always look for quality and organic when possible:

Coconut milk is a source of healthy fat.  Look for a brand without gums and fillers are the best.  

Choose organic greens.  Cilantro and parsley are great for the liver and kidneys.  Pro tip: If you buy pre-bagged greens you can pop them in the freezer to stay fresher longer.  When you're ready add them to your liquid base and blend.

Mint soothes digestion.

Lemon is high in vitamin C and will keep your green smoothie from turning brown!

Avocado is a source of healthy fat and is rich in potassium.

Bananas are also rich in potassium.  Pro tip: When bananas start to ripen peel, cut and then freeze them.  You'll always have ripe bananas on hand for your smoothie.

Pineapple contains digestive enzymes.  Pro tip: Keep frozen berries and pineapple on hand and you won't have to worry about always keeping ripe fruit on hand.

Pro tip:  Go heavier on the greens and lighter on the fruit to keep the sugar content in check.

Collagen is a protein missing in our modern diets.  Adding it has known benefits for hair, skin, and joints.

Gorgeous green smoothie:
2 cups of water or coconut milk: https://amzn.to/2SpuLQ7 
2 large handfuls of fresh spinach or your favorite greens
1 handful of cilantro or parsley
fresh mint leaves to taste
1 lemon, skin removed
1/2 avocado
1 banana
3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
2 stick packs of Elaine Wellness collagen
For extra protein, you can add hemp hearts or hemp powder.
This makes two servings.  You can save a portion in the refrigerator and consume the next day or freeze it for later.  We recommend freezing in a glass mason jar that has extra room.
Blend in a Vitamix or Nutribullet and enjoy!  Tag us @elainewellness and we'll reshare.