Collagen Smoothie Bowls that Won’t Give you a Sugary Hangover!
Smoothie Bowls are traditionally made with a TON of sugary fruit or chocolate, high glycemic granola, calorie dense nuts, topped with honey or agave, and are served in proportions the size of your face!
I calculated an average of a few online recipes and ON AVERAGE, they are 750-850 calories, over 100 carbs, over 50g of sugar, and only 16-20g protein. These bowls are marketed all over the place as a HEALTH FOOD, but they are anything but! Is it any wonder why we have such a hard time maintaining our weight, struggle with sustained focus and energy throughout the day?
See: Collagen increases muscle mass & helps with weight loss
This recipe is an attempt to keep the YUM YUM, without sacrificing the TUM TUM.
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Its low calorie, low sugar, and low carb and has plant-based alternatives so it can fit in a Keto, Paleo, 5&1, Macro Counting, or Whole30 program. It offers a full serving of age-reversing and joint repairing collagen, loads of protein and amino acids to help build up muscle that will burn fat throughout the day!
3-4 1-1.5 cup smoothie bowls
The ingredients below are high in amino acids and protein, low in sugar and carbs, high in micronutrients and minerals, and make a damn delicious smoothie bowl!
- 3 scoops Unflavored Multi Collagen Powder
- 14 raspberries and 5-6 blackberries (frozen)
- 1 scoop Vanilla Whey or Plant based protein powder (I used on packet of Optavia French Vanilla for my smoothie bowl, but use what you’ve got!)
- ½ frozen avocado (night before take a ripe avocado, cut it in half, slice flesh into quarters, scoop out, and freeze.)
- 1-2 Tbsp Hulled Hemp Seeds (adds a lovely texture and bumps up the fiber, protein, antioxidants)
- 2.5 Cups Plain Greek Dairy, Coconut or almond milk yogurt. Amount determined by desired texture (I recommend starting with ¾ cups per serving)
Note: if you love cooking with whey protein powder, check out our in-depth comparison of collagen vs whey.
- 1 Tbsp slivered almond & cacao nibs, coconut flakes to top
- Combine all ingredients in a POWERFUL blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top slivered almonds, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes!
- Calories: 261
- Protein: 31.4g
- Fat: 8.4g
- Carbs: 17g
- Fiber: 4.4g
- Net Carbs: 12.6g
- Sugar: 10g
- If your blender isn’t super powerful, you may need to increase the amount of unsweetened Almond milk until your smoothie is blending and your desired texture is achieved.
- You can also add 1 Tbsp. almond butter or for a lighter option, 2 Tbsp PB2 like I did in my bowl (nutritional facts reflect using PB2). It adds a satisfying layer of peanut buttery flavor.