This Strawberry Watermelon Collagen Smoothie is an easy and delicious way to get more collagen into your diet.
It's delicious, it's nutritious, and this four-ingredient Strawberry Watermelon Collagen Smoothie is a recipe you'll want to add to your weekly routine!
One day this summer, we had a refreshing Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie at a small marina in the Gulf Islands. We were so glad to discover that the small snack bar offered several healthy choices instead of the usual sodas and potato chips. It was a welcome drink on a hot day!
When we arrived back home, I decided to re-create it. I remembered how much I liked my Orange Collagen Creamsicle Shake, so I added a scoop of collagen to this fruity combination, too.
Do you need collagen in your diet?
That's for you to decide.
Collagen is a protein in our skin, bones, muscles, bones, nails, hair and in all our body's connective tissue. Our bodies produce it naturally, but its production slows in our mid-twenties. We may start to lose the elasticity in our skin (hello wrinkles and cellulite), and our body's ability to repair muscles declines.
Adding collagen to your diet in powdered form can help ease joint pain, improve skin elasticity, strengthen brittle nails. It may even help leaky gut syndrome.
However, there are also natural food sources that may help your body produce collagen, too: Try fish, such as wild salmon, cod and tuna. Or add bone broth, eggs, avocados, leafy greens (like spinach, kale and chard), berries, chia, and pumpkin seeds to your diet.
What does collagen taste like?
Collagen powder is tasteless, so you can add it to your drinks, yogurt, overnight oats, or even muffins. The powdered form is easy to add to a smoothie. It makes this Strawberry Watermelon Collagen Smoothie a little creamy.
This is a quick and easy smoothie to make, especially if you have orange juice in the fridge and fresh or frozen strawberries and watermelon.
I usually have watermelon left over after the grandkids have had their fill and just can't eat anymore. I cube it and store it in the freezer to add to smoothies like this one.
Give it a try! If you like it, let me know in the comments below.
Strawberry Watermelon Collagen Smoothie
- 1 cup pure orange juice, unsweetened
- 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup watermelon cubes frozen
- ¼ cup collagen powder
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Divide equally between 2 glasses and serve.