“Rise & Shine!” –the phrase that can make me so happy knowing its the start of a brand new day, but also a reminder that its way too a.m. for me right now. In order for me to start my day productively, I started making a morning smoothie packed with lots of healthy goodness.
The ingredients I used to make this smoothie were based off of what I needed the most boost in. My main reason for starting a morning smoothie was to find a yummier way to intake more biotin & collagen rather than swallowing 4 huge pills a day. I have definitely noticed a difference in my reduced fatigue & softer complexion.
Below is a little background info of Biotin, Collagen, & Amino Acids
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our lives & is basically the “glue” that helps hold our bodies together. It gives our skin strength & elasticity. I started using the brand Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens to get my daily dose. A few of the many benefits of collagen are such:
- Improves health of skin & hair
- Boosts Metabolism
- Reduces Cellulite
- Helps Repair Joints
Biotin is also known as vitamin H and can be found in most foods we eat like eggs, cauliflower, & avocado. It also reaps many benefits when ingested rather than through the use of face creams that have biotin in it.
- Helps promote a healthy cardiovascular system
- Strengthen of hair, skin, & nails
- Boosts Metabolism
Amino Acids are the essential building blocks of our body. They are needed in order to maintain protein regulation or else we would lose muscle and our joints would be harder to repair.
- Great fat burner
- Reduced Fatigue
- Improved Endurance
- Improved Muscle Growth
Now, you may be wondering how it is possible to make all of that taste good. It’s simple. The added tasty ingredients usually consist of fruits, nut butters, and yogurt to create a good consistency and eliminate the powdery green taste.
Below is a list of the ingredients I use for my 5 minute Collagen Smoothie:
- Vital Proteins Beauty Greens (1 scoop)
- Amino Acids (2 pills opened)
- Trader Joes Biotin (2 pills opened)
- Reduced Fat Peanut Butter (1 tablespoon for taste)
- Half a Banana
- Mixed Frozen Berries (1 cup)
- Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt (1 cup)
Drink up & Enjoy!