Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Smoothie Recipe + Collagen Benefits

Smoothies for breakfast are my jam right now.  My smoothies give me energy {thanks, cacao!} and help me start off the day feeling great!

Here's what I'm using in my morning smoothies right now:

1 banana
2-3 large frozen strawberries
1 cup of coconut milk
2.5 tbsp. cacao
1/2 scoop whey protein powder
1 scoop unflavored collagen


Collagen is a newer ingredient in my morning smoothie. It doesn't add any flavor but, it does have it's benefits! Benefits like:

  • Glowing skin** 
  • A more youthful appearance** 
  • Joint health** 
  • Tendon & bone strength** 
  • Healthy cartilage** 
  • Increased athletic performance** 
  • Improved digestion** 
  • Gut health** 
  • Deeper sleep**

I have just started using collagen in my smoothies this week and I look forward to sharing if I notice a difference after I've been using it for a while. Lord knows I need better joint health & couldn't we all benefit from a more youthful appearance?

Yesterday morning 'round here was a mix of rain and sun. During the rainy portions of the morning, we stayed inside and did a couple fun activities. One activity in particular I wanted to share with you because it is so simple! All you need is a set of alphabet blocks. 


I wrote out the alphabet on a piece of leftover cardboard and Piper started matching up the alphabet like it was her job. I was so proud!

When the sun would come out, we would go outside. Then, it started raining again just in time for us to come in for lunch. I made Piper a plate of some fresh vegetables with black beans and made myself a leafy green salad {in effort to make up for my weekend over-indulgences}.


Monday was a success on the healthy-living front! I actually went more than half of the day eating raw fruits and vegetables. My body felt so good because of it.

My husband and I have been toying around with the idea of consuming less meat in our diet. I love meat, and I don't think I'll ever give it up completely but, I can't deny how good my body feels whenever I'm eating raw vegetables for the majority of my daily meals.

Readers, any of you meat-free for most or all of your meals?

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