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Vital Proteins Tropical Mango Banana Smoothie

So awhile back , I went to PaleoFx in Austin, which is a HUGE conference that’s hosted every year that brings in leading nutritionists, authors, and educators to discuss the Paleo movement. Aside from all the awesome information that is shared at the conference, the best part about it is all the awesome vendors that are there!! Free samples galore and a chance to learn about a ton of awesome new products that are out there that I can share with you all!!

I think a lot of my readers might be interested in this one particular product I am about to share with you all. I get asked all the time..

“What kind of protein do you use or recommend?”

I am very particular about the brands of protein I recommend to people because frankly most of the stuff sold in stores is a bunch of garbage and not worth your money. I truly believe you should get most of your protein from whole foods like grass-fed meats and wild caught fish, but of course there are times when protein powders are just more convenient and sometimes necessary for those who train at higher levels and intensity. Another great example to use protein powders would be people who temporarily can’t chew lots of food due to surgery or other reasons. This is a great way to get protein in your diet that’s easy to swallow.

It’s not easy to find good quality proteins that taste good too, but at PaleoFx I stumbled upon this awesome product that does!!  The brand is called Vital Proteins and the specific product that I have tried and use is their Collagen Peptides.

 

They have many other fabulous products, but I have not personally tried them. This one I can say with confidence tastes great and has wonderful health benefits as well.

“Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues.” -Vital Proteins

Also taken from their website are some benefits and highlights of vital proteins collagen peptides:

Collagen Peptides Benefits:

  • Promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails
  • Helps keep bones healthy and strong
  • Supports joint health
  • Contributes to a balanced diet and helps maintain weight
  • Supports healthy inflammation response due to overexercise
  • Natural glycine improves sleep quality.

Collagen Peptides Highlights:

  • Pasture Raised
  • Kosher
  • Naturally Minimally Processed
  • No Additives or Preservatives
  • Cold Water Soluble
  • Great for mixing into a quick drink with juice, milk, or water
  • Easily mixed into foods such as oatmeal, pasta sauce, or smoothies
  • Light molecular weight is highly digestible

Collagen used to be a major part of traditional diets, however as modern processed foods have taken over the standard American diet, it has slowly been pushed off of many peoples plates.

There are natural ways to get collagen into your diet such as homemade bone broths made from the bones of healthy animals, but I have found that most people realistically will not take the time to make this on a regular basis. I have grown to love homemade bone broths, especially in the winter times when it is cold. It is delicious to sip on like a cup of coffee, but in the summer time I prefer to make a cold refreshing smoothie and add vital proteins collagen peptides to it!

Each serving of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides provides 18 grams of protein with all the essential amino acids that are identical to the proteins found in skin, nails, hair, bones, joints, and cartilage making this product great for preventing skin aging, supporting joint and bone health as well as a lean body and athletic performance.

For even more info on this product, go here –> Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides !

You can add Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to any smoothie you like, your coffee in the morning, hot tea and even add it to soups, sauces, and other recipes. My personal favorite way to use it is in a fruit smoothie. The smoothie below has been my go to this summer. Go try it!!

 Tropical Mango Banana Smoothie, with Vital Proteins

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