Can Smoothies be prepped a day in advance? You betcha! These 3 Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs are made using a variety of fruit, greens, collagen protein, and other nutrient-rich ingredients. Just fill your container, label, then freeze. When you’re ready for one of these Protein Rich Smoothies; Detox smoothie, Energize smoothie, or Beautify smoothie, simply blend, pour back in the cup and go!.
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Hey friends. So this is it. I finally have my final gut health recipe to share. Got a little distracted there for a moment with kitchen creations (ahem… these patties), but we are back and finishing with these collagen protein smoothie packs.
I’m not gonna lie, meal prepping is still hard for me, but sometimes it’s just knowing where you need to put the most effort. For us, I would say breakfast is definitely one I need to meal prep. Otherwise, I might just forget it. I know, shame on me. But if you’re like me, usually I’m not as hungry in the morning, so drinking a smoothie, grabbing a breakfast cookie, or having a latte with coconut milk and collagen protein added helps. At least until we get to snack time.
So here’s the deal with these three collagen protein smoothie packs. They each have their own unique nutrient focus with the addition of protein (obviously). You have detox smoothies, beautify smoothies, and energize (energizing) smoothies. I thought they were pretty clever, don’t you think? And I’m sure you’re wondering what nutrients help detoxify, beautify, and energize these collagen protein smoothie packs. Am I right?
That’s where my inner nerd part gets excited. I know. I’m lame. But hey, it helps us all stay in the know with our health! So let’s just chat about them for a minute, OK?
Collagen protein smoothie packs (pack) Detox.
In this smoothie pack set up, you will find frozen coconut milk (that’s what those little white cubes are), then we have blueberries, Chia seed, spinach, grapefruit, and vanilla coconut water with Vital Protein collagen protein. These ingredients together help detoxify the body supporting the liver.
- Leafy greens (like spinach or kale) are rich with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help nourish the liver.
- Berries and grapefruit (high-antioxidant fruits) provide and balance electrolyte minerals (like magnesium) needed by the liver.
- Collagen vanilla coconut water (Vital Proteins) with 20g of collagen protein per serving, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics. Probiotics are KEY to supporting that liver function and digestion.
- The Chia Seeds and Coconut milk provide healthy fats and omega 3s!
- The Pineapple helps us break down fats and protein with the enzyme Bromelien.
So you see, we’re not really juicing are detoxing per se. We’re detoxifying by supporting our digestion and immune system. Does that make sense?
Next up, the ENERGIZE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE PACK.
Energize. This is one of my favorites because it’s suitable for anybody. Meaning, it can be customized more for Kids, athletes, and everyone in between. Even Keto folk! Keto swaps mentioned below.
It’s made up of frozen unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with almond milk. Frozen peanut butter or almond butter. Collagen peptides, banana, and gluten-free oats with flaxseed. This is one macro balanced smoothie pack. It’s rich in antioxidants, fiber potassium, omegas, B vitamins, and healthy fats. You can also go the keto route and substitute the oats and banana for avocado or macadamia nuts, chopped.
But I have a warning for you. When you blowing this up, it taste like at Wendy’s Frosty. I’m so serious. So I guess that’s a good thing and a bad thing because you could definitely drink your weight in the smoothie.
The last of the collagen protein smoothie packs is what I call beautified.
Beautify protein smoothie packs include avocado, raspberry, coconut milk frozen into cubes, a touch of honey, and lavender collagen protein with natural elixirs. This combo of nutrients work together to help enhance hair, skin and nails while promoting overall health and vitality.
Those healthy fats and vitamins nurture and hydrate the skin. I’m just going to call this my anti-aging smoothie. So if I drink this in the morning and wine at night, I’ll stay 35 forever. Right? LOL.
Alright, let’s get these smoothie meal prep recipes ready. Shall we?
Have you tried making your own smoothie packs before? What your combo of choice?
Looking for more ways to use collagen? Check out my 5 ways to use Collagen Video! More than just smoothies, I promise.