If you’ve seen your friends and favourite 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!
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.
Can I Add Collagen to My Smoothie?
Of course! As collagen peptides are 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 beautiful hair, skin and nails.
What Does Collagen Do to 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 and nails. 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 and our skin supple.
However, after about age 25, our bodies’ natural production of collagen starts to decline.
As modern food processing has largely removed collagen from our diets, we believe adding collagen back into our diets can help us retain collagen benefits, such as:
- Glowing skin
- Youthful appearance
- Bone health*
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!
Can You Drink Collagen Every Day?
Make collagen part of your routine and enjoy all of its great benefits! To use it 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:
Vital Proteins Original Collagen Peptides is a fantastic choice for smoothies. Our Original Collagen Peptides is completely unflavoured, odourless and easily dissolves in both hot and cold liquids.
Made from 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.