This Strawberry Beauty Greens Smoothie with Gelatin Hearts is nourishing and delicious. It’s filled with micronutrients and greens for beautiful skin, plus gelatin hearts to support gut health, too.
Strawberries almost always seem to be in season here in California, but you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe. Try to find pesticide-free or organic versions, though, since berries are often sprayed with chemicals.
Another “in” product I love is the Collagen Beauty Greens from Vital Proteins. that’s made with marine collagen, along with raw organic greens, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics. I wrote about this product back in early 2016, but I’m updating this original post with new photos.
Not familiar with collagen protein? It was new-to-me after I moved away from veganism and more toward a clean eating/ancestral approach (new readers can read about my journey here), but it’s basically an animal-based protein that has been broken down into a powder form. Most collagen products are made from a bovine source, but some come from fish products, too.
Both the Collagen Beauty Greens and the Marine Collagen from Vital Proteins are appropriate for people who eat fish but not products made from cattle. Additionally, the fish used in the Vital Proteins brand comes from fresh wild-caught snapper, Non-GMO Project Verified:
What better way to make a beauty drink than to blend up some gorgeous fresh berries:
Very pretty and tasty too! I’m including the recipe for the gelatin heats I made below the smoothie recipe.
Here’s the printable recipe for this Dairy-Free Strawberry Beauty Greens Smoothie:Print
Strawberry Beauty Greens for healthy skin
- 1 pint fresh organic strawberries (rinsed and hulled)
- 1 frozen ripe banana (peel and chop before freezing)
- 1 cup vanilla-hemp milk (or your favorite dairy-free option)
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens
- 2-4 big handfuls of raw baby spinach
- 4-8 fresh mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon raw honey, if desired for extra sweetness
- Combine strawberries, frozen banana, dairy-free milk, collagen protein, spinach, mint, lemon juice, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and raw honey into the base of a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high for about 20 seconds until creamy and smooth. Serve cold.
- Serving Size: 8 ounces
- Calories: 250
Items recommended in this post (some affiliate links included):
- Silicone heart mold
- Vital Proteins Beauty Greens
- Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
- Blendtec high-speed blender (refurbished now available)!
Strawberry Gelatin Hearts for snacking or smoothie topping
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup grass-fed beef gelatin
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- Combine strawberries, gelatin, and water in a medium saucepan. Turn on the heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
- Use a whisk to ensure that the gelatin gets completely dissolved.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool for a few minutes. Stir in the honey.
- Pour the mixture into a silicone mold (I got this heart one online) or a glass baking dish and place in the fridge or freezer. It will take a few hours for the liquid to set into gummies.
- If you’re using a pan to set the gummies, use a sharp knife to cut them into squares.
- Store the gummies in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 45
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