“Love yourself enough to lead a healthy lifestyle.”
Summer may be a distant memory at this point, but my love for cool and refreshing smoothie bowls hasn’t faded whatsoever. You would think that with the cold I would be craving more comfort food, like oatmeal and pancakes. But as I type this I’m looking at the mass of snow moving sideways outside my window and there’s nothing that I want more than a big, bight smoothie bowl.
I’ve tried most flavours of the Vital Proteins collagen peptides, but it took me a while to try the Mixed Berry flavour. The truth is that I love vanilla and chocolate, and I’m set in my ways (what can I say, it’s part of my charm).
Now I know what you’re thinking, this isn’t vegan. And you’re absolutely right. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is probably the one non-vegan thing I consume on a regular basis, but I have good reasons. Just hear me out:
- The ingredients are simple and pure. One of the most important reasons why I decided to go vegan was for health reasons. I’m super picky about the ingredients in my food and always check labels to know what I’m putting into my body. Only the best ingredients go into VP.
- Each serving gives you 20 g of collagen, 120 mg of hyaluronic acid and 2B CFU probiotics, meaning it helps promote healthy skin, nails and hair, supports gut health and improves overall health and wellness.
- Beside that, it’s also amazing to keep bones healthy and strong, reduces joint pain and helps to prevent joint degeneration, and helps to improve seep quality.
- Oh and one serving also adds 20 g of protein, ideal after a good workout.
Bottom line, consuming collagen helps to support the production of collagen by providing your body with the amino acids needed to produce it. Eat more, produce more!
Now onto the good stuff, the recipe! I’ve been obsessed with this pitaya smoothie bowl. I mean, look at this colour! I might live my life in black and white but I’m still a sucker for pink. It’s been my go-to post-workout smoothie these days.
Dragon Fruit Berry Smoothie Bowl
1 Dragon Fruit smoothie pack
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Mixed Berry
Fresh berries, granola, hemp seeds or whatever you love as toppings
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend away. Top with whatever you heart desires!