KETO & PALEO FRIENDLY, GLUTEN-FREE & LOW CARB SMOOTHIE MADE WITH COLLAGEN PEPTIDES
This recipe ticks every box when it comes to a nutritious and delicious Keto friendly smoothie: Low Carb, packed with protein and high in healthy fats! It also tastes as good as it is for you. Say hello to your new favourite smoothie recipe!
HOW MANY SUGARS ARE IN THE AVERAGE SHOP BOUGHT SMOOTHIE?
Believe it or not, the average bottled smoothie in the UK contains anywhere between 18-28g sugar per 250ml serving. What's more, many contain artificial sweeteners as well as sugar!
Sugar and sweeteners are bad news - so making your own smoothie from scratch is just about the only way to avoid or minimise both whilst benefiting from the healthful nutrients in smoothies.
Learn more about the perils of sugar and sweeteners in our articles:
WHAT ARE CHIA SEEDS AND WHERE CAN I FIND THEM?
Chia seeds are the edible seeds of a plant belonging to the mint family. They're super small and neutral in flavour, but pack a lot of nutrients into a very small package. They're high in fibre, protein and healthy fats, as well as having a beneficial Omega-3 : Omega-6 ratio.
Chia seeds are often added to meals and smoothies for an extra nutrient boost and can also be used to make healthy puddings thanks to their unusual texture. You can find chia seeds in most bigger supermarkets these days or grab some online from a whole foods retailer.
WHY SHOULD I ADD COLLAGEN PEPTIDES TO MY SMOOTHIE?
Hunter & Gather Bovine Collagen Peptides is a pure protein powder derived from pasture-raised EU cattle. It's a potent source of premium protein and is unflavoured and unsweetened, so can be added to tea coffee, shakes, water or any liquids.
We add collagen peptides to this recipe as a really easy way to increase the essential amino acid content, such as Lysine. Collagen Peptides dissolve easily into any liquids, so blend really well into this smoothie. Collagen is a great addition to any drink to support hair, skin, nails, joints, bone and gut health!
You can learn more about Collagen in our articles:
Keto Avocado and Blueberry Smoothie
Keto, Paleo, Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free
WHAT YOU NEED (INGREDIENTS):
- 200g fresh blueberries
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 20g Hunter & Gather Bovine Collagen Peptides
- 300ml unsweetened almond milk
- Handful of ice
WHAT YOU DO (METHOD):
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth - scraping down the sides to ensure all ingredients are combined
- Serve in a tall glass with a metal or reusable straw
- Optional garnish: top with a couple of blueberries and a sprig of fresh mint, enjoy!