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Most mornings we’d prefer scrambled eggs and sautéed veggies, but that’s not always possible! Smoothies have been our saving grace on mornings when time to get out the door is short. I love this chocolate raspberry smoothie because it contains protein, healthy fats and veggies!
This smoothie is low in sugar, subtly sweet and gets its has a silky smooth texture from avocado. It is also banana-free and naturally sweetened with raspberry and coconut. It gets an added veggie boost from frozen cauliflower rice. Frozen cauliflower rice might seem like a weird addition to a smoothie, but it creates such an awesome texture without impacting the flavor!
Costco frozen produce makes smoothie operations quick and simple. I keep bags of cauliflower rice, avocado, baby greens and a variety of berries in the freezer to quickly pop into the blender with some coconut milk and collagen peptides. Because everything is frozen, there is no need for ice! If you’re working with fresh produce, you may want to add a small handful of ice to your blender.
I like to use Perfect Supplements Collagen Peptides to add protein to this breakfast treat. I started using Perfect Supplements a few months ago and I absolutely love this collagen brand. It blends easily into coffee and smoothies. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body! It’s important to eat collagen rich foods like bone broth or slow cooked meats to get important amino acids like glycine into the diet, which is vital for pregnancy. Supplementing with a high-quality collagen peptide is another great way option. I like Perfect Supplements because they are committed to transparency and creating the highest quality products.
I recommend blending in collagen peptides at the very end. Blending collagen too long changes the protein structure, and while it isn’t unhealthy, it isn’t ideal for absorption.
One and done
Typically, we make batches of 4-6 smoothies to keep in the freezer, but sometimes you need something in the moment! This recipe serves one hungry adult or enough to feed two hungry kiddos. Edith and I will often share this smoothie on mornings when time is short (which feels like more often than not!). We blend it all up in the single serve cup on our Ninja Blender, so it’s super easy to clean up!