Tropical Blackberry Glow Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
  • 1 scoop collagen powder
  • 1/2 banana for creaminess
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (optional, for added protein and creaminess)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional, for anti-inflammatory benefits)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. 1. Add the pineapple chunks, blackberries, chopped carrot, and banana to your blender.
  2. 2. Pour in the orange juice and add the scoop of collagen powder.
  3. 3. If using, add the Greek yogurt for extra creaminess and protein.
  4. 4. Sprinkle in the chia seeds and turmeric.
  5. 5. Add the ice cubes to the blender.
  6. 6. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  7. 7. Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding a bit of honey or more fruit if needed.
  8. 8. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately for the best texture and flavor.

Health Benefits:

This Tropical Blackberry Glow Smoothie is packed with nutrients that promote overall health. Pineapple and orange juice provide a boost of vitamin C, essential for immune function and skin health. Blackberries are rich in antioxidants, which help fight inflammation and protect against cellular damage. Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which supports eye health and glowing skin. Collagen powder aids in maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails, and joints. The addition of chia seeds offers omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein, while Greek yogurt (if included) adds extra protein and probiotics for gut health. Turmeric adds anti-inflammatory properties, making this smoothie not just delicious but also a powerhouse of health benefits.