Start your morning with a nutrient-packed mocha collagen smoothie. With cold brew ice cubes for your caffeine fix, this smoothie combines healthy fats, natural protein, antioxidants, and the skin-loving benefits of collagen for a wholesome and refreshing start to your day.
- Cold brew ice cubes
- 1½ bananas
- 1 scoop mbg chocolate beauty & gut collagen+
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 dates
- Milk of choice
- Cacao nibs
- Optional: a dash of cinnamon
- Preparation: The day before you want to make your smoothie, pour your choice of cold brew (store-bought or homemade) into an ice tray and let it freeze overnight. For easier blending, place your dates in some room-temperature water, cover, and leave overnight.
- Blending: Add the cold brew ice cubes, bananas, collagen powder, almond butter, coconut oil, and soaked dates (pits removed) into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into a cup.
- Garnish with a sprinkling of cacao nibs. If desired, add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
You can also use the unflavored version of mbg’s beauty & gut collagen+ if chocolate isn’t your preferred flavor.
Why It’s Great:
This smoothie offers more than just great taste. It’s packed with benefits for your skin, thanks to the collagen which promotes skin elasticity and hydration. The almond butter and coconut oil provide healthy fats and protein, while the banana offers fiber and antioxidants. Plus, the cold brew ice cubes give you that caffeine boost to kickstart your day. This smoothie provides about 27 grams of protein if made with dairy milk, but you can up the protein content with your choice of additives.
This two-in-one smoothie recipe is a delicious and efficient way to get your daily collagen and caffeine. Whether or not you’re a smoothie fan, collagen can be easily incorporated into your morning routine through other beverages like matcha lattes or espressos. As always, consult with a health care provider when considering supplements, especially if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on medication.