Gorgeous Green Collagen Smoothie


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:
*healthy fat
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.  
  • 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.  One 5-ounce bag of greens is good for about 3 smoothies.
  • Fresh mint leaves soothe digestion.
  • Lemon (skin removed) 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.
  • Pre-cooked beets are great for supporting liver health and are easily added to smoothies (they may make your smoothie look brownish-colored when mixed with colorful ingredients)
  • Pro tip: Go heavier on the greens and lighter on the fruit to keep the sugar content in check.
  • Start with a liquid base (water or nut milk of choice) and use 8 ounces per smoothie serving
Gorgeous green smoothie:
2 cups of water or coconut milk
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 scoops of Perfect Supplements 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.

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