Pumpkin Spice Latte Collagen Smoothie Recipe

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This pumpkin spice latte collagen smoothie recipe is sponsored by BUBS Naturals. All opinions are my own.

Want a healthy pumpkin spice latte alternative to start your day?  This fall collagen smoothie is the perfect choice!  The dark roast coffee and pumpkin puree in this  smoothie recipe blend beautifully with a collagen supplement.  The resulting pumpkin spice latte is a delicious way to fill your belly and start the day off right!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Recipe

 

What does collagen do in smoothies?

Why should you put collagen in smoothies?  There are actually a ton of health benefits of supplementing with collagen.  Increasing your collagen intake can improve skin hydration, which may reduce the appearance of fine lines and increase skin elasticity.  As a result you may notice an improvement in the overall appearance of your skin.

Collagen supplements also support the healthy growth of both nails and hair.  As we age, hair and nails may have a tendency to become dry and brittle.  If you are peri-menopausal like I am, hair and nail health may be a big concern! 

Collagen Smoothies

In addition to healthy hair, skin, and nails, collagen supplementation also supports good digestion.  Collagen contains amino acids like glutamine and glycine, which are both important in healthy digestion. 

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Why should you put collagen in smoothies?  Not only does it provide a lot of health benefits but it also helps keep you full longer, which may help you shed a few pounds.  See, you can totally indulge in this pumpkin spice latte collagen smoothie recipe without guilt!  I used collagen powder from Bubsnaturals.com for this smoothie recipe if you want to check them out.  This supplement would also be perfect for my pumpkin energy bites

BUBS collagen and MCT oil powder

BUBS collagen powder supplements

Unflavored collagen powder from BUBS Naturals was a delicious addition to my pumpkin spice smoothie. They also offer a MCT oil powder supplement as well.  They are both Paleo and Keto diet approved if you are on either of those diet plans.

BUBS collagen is unflavored, making it convenient to add to any smoothie you want to make.  It is also easily soluble in both hot and cold liquids and bio available.  Bio available means that it is actually utilized by the body, instead of passing through without being at all useful. You can even cook and bake with it! They use only sustainably sourced, grass-fed, pasture-raised peptides from Brazil.

Frozen coffee ice cubes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Ingredients

So, down to my healthy smoothie creation for this morning’s breakfast.  Remember, ingredients matter.  Try to buy organic when possible.  I used a dark roast coffee, frozen into ice cubes for this frozen latte.  If you don’t have coffee ice cubes, use a few ice cubes and a teaspoon or two of instant coffee powder.  

  • Canned pumpkin:  Canned pumpkin is the backbone of this smoothie recipe.  Stock up after Thanksgiving when it goes on clearance!
  • Frozen banana: I always keep these in my freezer.  Peel, slice in half, and store in a plastic container for homemade smoothies.
  • Coffee ice cubes:  We are coffee snobs.  Organic, dark roast coffee only for us.  When you have a little extra in the pot, pour it into ice cube trays, then store in a plastic zip lock bag in the freezer. 
  • Coconut milk:  A great way to make dairy free pumpkin spice lattes is to use coconut milk.  I used the full fat version, however, if you prefer a lower fat version, use that.  Your pumpkin latte smoothie will not be as creamy with low fat coconut milk, however. 
  • Yogurt: Use Greek yogurt if possible.  I chose to use plain yogurt, however, vanilla will also work.
  • Mejool dates: Mejool dates add sweetness to homemade smoothies.  You can use maple syrup instead or leave it out completely if you don’t want it too sweet. 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice:  If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, use a blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice.
  • Toppings of choice: You can skip the toppings or add whatever your heart desires.  I went with whipped cream, ground hemp seeds, pecans and a dash of nutmeg. 

Ingredients in pumpkin spice latte smoothie

How to make collagen smoothies

Making collagen smoothies is just like making any other healthy smoothie recipe.  The powder goes in with the other ingredients and you honestly cannot taste it at all.  When adding your smoothie ingredients to your blender, add the liquids first.  Then, top with solid and frozen ingredients to make blending easier. 

Collagen Smoothie Recipe for fall

For the collagen supplement from BUBS, add 1 to 2 scoops of collagen to your smoothie before blending.  This pumpkin spice latte collagen smoothie recipe is enough to serve two people.  So, you could double that amount of collagen if you are serving two people.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Recipe

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Collagen Smoothie Recipe

This pumpkin spice latte collagen smoothie recipe is a healthy pumpkin spice latte alternative. Bold coffee and pumpkin puree with a collagen supplement. 

Yield: 2 servings

Pumpkin Spice Latte Collagen Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte Collagen Smoothie Recipe

This pumpkin spice latte collagen smoothie recipe is a healthy pumpkin spice latte alternative. Bold coffee and pumpkin puree with a collagen supplement. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (to thin to desired consistency)
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 6 cubes frozen coffee
  • 2 to 3 Mejool dates, if desired for sweetness.
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 scoops BUBS collagen supplement
  • Toppings: whipped cream, ground hemp seeds, pecans, nutmeg if desired

Instructions

  1. Add pumpkin puree, coconut milk, coffee cubes, yogurt, bananas, pumpkin pie spice, collagen supplement, and dates into a blender.
  2. Puree until smooth, adding almond milk as needed to thin to desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a glass and add toppings if desired.

Notes

Mejool dates are optional for sweetness

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 464 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 66mg Carbohydrates: 52g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 29g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 22g
Nutrition information not always accurate

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