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3 Powerhouse Smoothies For Busy School Mornings

Quick recipes for super smoothies that pack in fruit, vegetables, healthy fats AND collagen.

Just as we’re all finally getting into the swing of chilled out, schedule-free summer mornings, back-to-school hits us all over again! Those of us at LonoLife with young families are psyching ourselves up for the crazy, can’t-waste-a-minute morning drill that’s about to re-enter our lives. What with packing lunches, checking backpacks, and making breakfast for a tribe of hungry school children, it’s easy to forget your own nutritional needs amongst it all. 


But fear not, because we’ve put together a list of three of our favorite powerhouse smoothies for those busy mornings. These don’t just taste great -- they also pack in collagen and other great ingredients that will keep you going long after you’ve dropped the kids off at school. And if you’ve got smoothie-loving kids in your house, by all means -- get them on the smoothie train too!*



CHOCOLATE COLLAGEN MINT CHIP SMOOTHIE



Fool your taste buds with this decadent chocolate mint smoothie which combines high protein collagen, creamy avocado, and vitamin-rich spinach into one powerful smoothie. If your kids fall in love with this one, you can move right past breakfast, because they’ll have everything they need right in their smoothie cup.


INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 serving LonoLife Unflavored Collagen Peptides
    • 1/2 avocado
    • 1 banana (or steamed & frozen zucchini for lower sugar option)
    • a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil/extract
    • 1 serving protein powder of choice
    • 1 handful spinach
    • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
    • water or milk of choice to blend

DIRECTIONS:

1) Blend all of the ingredients except cacao nibs until incorporated.

2) Pulse the nibs through at the end to add texture. Enjoy!

 

CHOCOLATE MOCHA COLLAGEN ZUCCHINI MILKSHAKE

This creamy, chocolatey, and zucchini’y smoothie packs in a surprising 10 grams of protein thanks to the collagen boost. It’s also great post-workout, if you’re lucky enough to squeeze one in this back-to-school season!

INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 serving LonoLife Mocha Collagen Peptides
    • 1 teaspoon ghee or butter
    • 1 steamed and frozen zucchini
    • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
    • handful of ice
    • water or milk of choice to blend
    • pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger & sea salt to taste
    • add 1 teaspoon of spirulina for added greens (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1) Blend together and top with blueberries & cinnamon. Enjoy!

 

RED VELVET CAKE SMOOTHIE

If we didn’t get you already with the name, then let’s talk about the secret ingredients in this one...Beets, cauliflower, and collagen. That’s right -- this is a superfood super smoothie, but it also tastes great. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 serving LonoLife Mocha Collagen Peptides
  • 1 steamed beet or 1 tablespoon beet powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen (cooked) cauliflower or 1 frozen banana
  • water or milk of choice to blend

DIRECTIONS:

1)  Blend all ingredients except cacao nibs until incorporated.

2)  Pour and enjoy!

 

*Collagen is great for kids and adults alike, as long as they don’t have a beef allergy. In fact, it’s said to help build healthy teeth and bones. As always, we recommend checking in with your pediatrician before adding any supplements to your childrens’ diets.