This Strawberry Collagen Smoothie with Chia Seeds is perfect for a delicious healthy breakfast or a refreshing snack. It is packed with strawberry flavor and has a superfood chia boost!
For more high protein smoothies, check out our collection of protein fruit smoothies and shakes. The watermelon green smoothie is another delicious collagen based smoothie, and the strawberry chocolate protein shake has a touch of sugar free chocolate and tastes like chocolate covered strawberries in a glass!
Collagen is a structural protein that contributes to the health and elasticity of your skin (source: NIH). Collagen peptides, available in powder form, are easily digestible and a convenient way to incorporate this vital protein into your diet.
I use these marine collagen peptides, and I love them! The collagen powder is totally tasteless and dissolves easily in liquid. (Collagen is great in coffee, too! See my recipe for protein coffee with collagen).
These tiny seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, providing fiber, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids. When added to the smoothie, chia seeds contribute to a rich texture and add a boost of nutrients.
Staying hydrated is essential, and water is the base for our smoothie. It helps blend the ingredients smoothly while keeping you refreshed.
- Add Ingredients to the blender. Place frozen strawberries in the blender cup, and follow with water, collagen peptides, chia seeds, your chosen sweetener.
- Blend for 30-60 seconds or until smooth.
- Pour and enjoy! Pour your strawberry collagen smoothie into a glass and savor the cold refreshing flavor packed with nutrients.
Collagen peptides: well, this wouldn't be a collagen smoothie without the collagen powder, so there really is't a sub for that. While I opt for marine collagen peptides, bovine collagen protein will work just the same.
Strawberries: Other berries or cherries would be great in this easy smoothie recipe.
Chocolate Collagen Smoothie: Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder for a rich, chocolatey twist.
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie: Swap half the strawberries for fresh or frozen watermelon for a burst of summer flavor.
Green Collagen Smoothie: Add a handful of leafy greens or a scoop of green powder for an extra nutrient boost.
This strawberry collagen smoothie is best enjoyed immediately, but can be stored up to 24 hours in an airtight container in the fridge. I love these insulated tumblers for storing smoothies in the refrigerator or taking them on the go.
Yes, feel free to use almond milk, full-fat coconut milk, Fairlife milk, or the milk of your choice based on dietary preferences.
Collagen is a key component of connective tissue, supporting joint health and potentially reducing joint pain (source: NIH).
Yes, the mild taste and easily digestible ingredients make it suitable for sensitive stomachs.
Not on its own, but chia seeds contain tryptophan, the amino acid missing from collagen to make a complete protein. So the combo of collagen and chia seeds works well here.
Yes, this delicious breakfast smoothie can be stored up to 24 hours in an airtight container in the fridge. I love these insulated tumblers for storing smoothies in the refrigerator or taking them on the go.
Vitamin C in strawberries supports collagen production, promoting skin elasticity (source: Cleveland Clinic article on collagen).
Skipping the chia seeds can reduce calories here, as well as choosing a calorie-free sweetener.
Kickstart your day with this Strawberry Collagen Smoothie, a delicious and nutritious way to support your skin's elasticity and get a protein boost. Whether you're looking for an easy breakfast option or a cold refreshing treat on a hot summer day, this recipe is a perfect choice. Experiment with variations, stay hydrated, and enjoy the benefits of collagen in a convenient and delicious smoothie.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries 150g
- ½ cup water 120g
- 2 tablespoons collagen peptides 13g
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds 11g
- 1 tablespoon sweetener
- Place frozen strawberries in the blender cup, and follow with water, collagen peptides, chia seeds, your chosen sweetener.
- Blend for 30-60 seconds or until smooth. And enjoy!