Berries and greens protein-packed smoothie

I love starting my day with smoothies! This quick and easy smoothie is delicious. It’s full of protein and antioxidants to get your day off to a clean and energetic start. The combination of protein, greens, berries and healthy fats from nuts will fill you up. Skip the pricey protein powders and go for the real deal with this shake.

Such a great combination of healthy ingredients!

Such a great combination of healthy ingredients!

Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate is wonderful for healthy bones, skin, nails and hair. It’s packed with protein, and has no flavor. The green can is the one to use for this recipe because it dissolves without thickening. With 11 grams of protein in 2 rounded tablespoons, you’ll have plenty to start the day. Use another tablespoon if you’d like to up the protein count.

Using frozen berries and bananas makes the smoothie a bit thicker. I like to cut  peeled bananas in chunks and toss them in the freezer when we have too many to eat. Frozen bananas add a nice, creamy texture.

Berries and greens protein-packed smoothie


  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 6-8 walnuts (almonds or pecans are fine, too)
  • 1 handful baby kale or spinach, washed
  • 3-4 inch piece of raw zucchini
  • 2 rounded tbsp. Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate, green can
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, to taste
  • 4 ice cubes


  1. Pour milk into the blender. Add in all other ingredients.
  2. Blend using Smoothie setting until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into your favorite big glass, top with extra berries and enjoy!
  4. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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