Dark Chocolate Collagen Smoothie
Did I have you at dark chocolate? . . . . I am a big dark chocolate lover, so I was really excited to find this collagen peptide powder in this flavor! It is also Paleo and Keto friendly! So some of you may want to know though, what is collagen?
Collagen is a protein in our bodies that is found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It is what helps support our skin strength, elasticity, and also works to replace dead skin cells. As we age out collagen production can slow down. Consuming a collagen supplement or bone broth (which also contains collagen) can help support many areas of the body.
Here are some benefits of including collagen in your diet:
Supports healing of a leaky gut
Improves skin and hair health
Supports bones and joints
Strengthens nails and teeth
Helps your body detox by supporting your liver
So go sip on some bone broth or mix yourself up this dark chocolate collagen smoothie!
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoons chia seeds
3 tablespoons almond butter, unsweetened
1/4 cup raw walnuts
1 cup ice
Blend ingredients together in a blender on high speed until smooth.