Nutella Collagen Protein Smoothie

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Who hasn’t ever craved digging a spoon into a pot of Nutella? This Nutella Collagen Protein Smoothie will give you the same taste and satisfaction—along with a ton of health benefits. Thanks to roasted hazelnuts and cacao powder, you get the same creamy, mesmerizing taste of Nutella, while providing your body with antioxidants and vitamins. Vitamin E from the hazelnut gives you young, glowing skin, as well as a stronger immune system. And no need to fear any added sugar—the banana, packed with potassium, gives the smoothie a sweet, fresh taste. It also contains a load of tryptophan, combating depression and improving your mood. And we can’t forget the powerful collagen, which not only strengthens joints and ligaments to prevent injuries, but also speeds injury recovery time: Healing muscle and connective tissue injuries requires collagen. Scientists have identified collagen as the key component for regenerating strength and flexibility in torn muscles, joints, and ligaments. You will want this Nutella Collagen Protein Smoothie for breakfast everyday!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Talk about a nutrition powerhouse! A collagen infused smoothie with rich hazelnuts, bitter cacao, sweet dates, and creamy banana, is an excellent choice for a post-workout recovery drink, rich yet healthy dessert, or even as an energizing breakfast shake. This recipe is particularly high in potassium, which is a notable component, since consuming the RDA of potassium can be a difficult task for many people.

By Katie Bishop
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Nutella Collagen Protein Smoothie

  • Prep Time:5 minutes + roasting time
  • Cook Time:n/a
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

½ cup roasted, skinned hazelnuts (see instructions below)
¾ cup coconut water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1 frozen banana, peeled
Pinch sea salt
2 heaping tablespoons (2 scoops) Further Food Collagen
1 handful Ice

Instructions

Roasted Hazelnuts
1. Preferably the night before, roast hazelnuts in a single layer on a baking tray at 180C/350F for about 10 minutes until toasted and aromatic and the skins turn a couple of shades darker.
2. Remove from oven and while the hazelnuts are still warm, rub between a towel or paper towel or your fingers to remove the skins.*
3. Let the hazelnuts cool completely – preferably overnight – or they will not blend as finely as they should.

*Aim to remove at least 70% of the skins (which can be quite bitter). If there are some stubborn ones, you can pop them back in the oven for a few more minutes and try again.

Smoothie
1. Place all ingredients into blender, liquids first.
2. Blend on low speed, then high, until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour into glasses, decorate, and enjoy!

Roasted Hazelnuts 1. Preferably the night before, roast hazelnuts in a single layer on a baking tray at 180C/350F for about 10 minutes until toasted and aromatic and the skins turn a couple of shades darker. 2. Remove from oven and while the hazelnuts are still warm, rub between a towel or paper towel or your fingers to remove the skins.* 3. Let the hazelnuts cool completely – preferably overnight – or they will not blend as finely as they should. *Aim to remove at least 70% of the skins (which can be quite bitter). If there are some stubborn ones, you can pop them back in the oven for a few more minutes and try again. Smoothie 1. Place all ingredients into blender, liquids first. 2. Blend on low speed, then high, until smooth and creamy. 3. Pour into glasses, decorate, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:
Calories: 464; Total Fat: 25g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 96mg; Potassium: 663mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 29g; Protein: 17g

Nutrition Bonus: Vit C: 10%; Vit A: 2%; Calcium: 5%; Iron: 8%

 

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  1. Joyce

    How does this qualify as a sugar free snack when it has a whopping 29g of sugar!! Even it is is natural sugar (dates, bananas), sugar is still sugar!!

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