Earlier this week, I shared my Vanilla Coconut Latte Smoothie recipe for Intermittent Fasting. Today, I'm sharing my Chocolate Collagen Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe that you can break your Intermittent Fast with!
In my last blog post, we discussed the key components needed in a smoothie when breaking your fast ~ protein, fat and fiber.
Today, we're adding in an additional smoothie ingredient ~ collagen.
Collagen is not a complete protein source, however it does have some pretty amazing health benefits that can boost the quality of your break-fast smoothie. Other than helping to form new connective tissues in your body (such as your skin, bones and nails), collagen has also been found to significantly boost the satiety of your meal and help prevent snacking later in the day.(1)
This perk makes collagen a great addition to your smoothie if you find that you get hungry with Intermittent Fasting or you often crave sugar.
This is also why a few smoothie recipes in the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle will use collagen as an added ingredient, especially if weight loss is your goal. You can even add collagen to any of the smoothies within the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle for an added boost of satiety. Learn more about the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle with 8 weeks of meal planning and over 100 recipes HERE.
On top of ALL that nutrition awesome-ness, this smoothie also tastes AMAZING.
Scroll down and test out the Chocolate Collagen Peanut Butter Smoothie!
Chocolate Collagen Peanut Butter Smoothie
10 oz. unsweetened coconut milk or nut milk
1 serving chocolate collagen powder (Checkout my favorite collagen powder HERE.)
1 cup unsweetened full-fat greek yogurt OR 1 serving Autumn's Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 frozen banana OR 1/4-1/2 cup frozen coconut (if carb sensitive)
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Optional to top with 1-2 Tbsp. cacao nibs or 2-3 Tbsp. toasted coconut flakes (unsweetened).