October 18, 2018

Woman making smoothie with DeepMarine Collagen

You already love DeepMarine collagen for the benefits it brings you - relief from joint pain; and noticeable benefits to your skin hair and nails. You’ll like it even better in these easy smoothie recipes. Combining DeepMarine with fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-rich ingredients is a great way to start your day on an energetic note, or a great afternoon pick-me-up. A smoothie is a delicious and super easy way to get a wide variety of nutrients in at one time.  It’s a great meal on-the-go, and all you need is a blender and the right healthy ingredients.  Ok, I know what you’re thinking…  you don’t always have healthy ingredients.  The great thing about a smoothie is that adding frozen ingredients makes them thick and delicious.  So, when you buy the fresh ingredients, bundle the various items up – seeds and all- and freeze them in packets.  Super convenient, and you can mix up a tasty and nutritious concoction any time.

Heart Healthy

Rich with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and nutrients that support heart health. And banana makes it creamy, adds potassium and brings a nice natural sweetness.

1-2 scoops of DeepMarine collagen

1 Tbsp ground flax seed

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp almond butter

1 ½ cups of your favorite milk - skim, soy and almond are good sources of vitamins and protein.

Ripe banana

Handful of blueberries (freeze them first for an icy kick)

Anti-Inflammatory Boost

Tropical flavors with an unexpected boost from our anti-inflammatory superheroes - ginger and turmeric. For an icy treat, use frozen pineapple and mango. But don’t skip the black pepper or coconut oil — both make it easier for your body to use the turmeric.

1-2 scoops DeepMarine collagen

1/2 cup pineapple

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1/2 cup of your favorite milk or vanilla yogurt

2 inches ginger, peeled and minced

2 Tbsp chia seeds

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp crushed black pepper

1 Tbsp coconut oil

For Energy

It’s not easy being green. But it can be delicious. Leafy greens pack a serious energy punch. For an extra zip, add minced ginger or ¼ of a Thai chili pepper (remove the seeds if you don’t want it so spicy).

1-2 scoops DeepMarine collagen

2 cups loosely packed spinach leaves

1 cup coconut water or your milk of choice

2 tsp chia seeds

½ cup frozen pineapple, banana, or strawberries

1 tsp coconut oil

juice of ½ fresh lime

For Fall (and nutrition)

Everything’s turning up pumpkin spice this fall. Why not your daily smoothie? Pumpkin is a fantastic source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  It’s also low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and sodium. And darn good with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice! Way healthier than that extra-large pumpkin spice latte you were eyeing.

1-2 scoops DeepMarine collagen

1/3 cup pumpkin puree

1 medium banana (freeze first if you prefer colder smoothies)

1 cup of your favorite milk or vanilla yogurt

1 Tbsp honey

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Have Fun, Experiment!

Once you get the hang of it, it’s fun to experiment with ingredients and flavors. Any fruit and many vegetables combine surprisingly well.  Try different seeds, oils, herbs and spices to add both flavoring and nutrition. Put 1/2 of an avocado in instead of yoghurt if you prefer not to use dairy; the avo makes it nice and creamy.  Whatever you create though, you can’t go wrong starting with DeepMarine's Canadian collagen.

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