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!
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!
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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 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.
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 or for my banana bread cinnamon rolls!.
- 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.
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.
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 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.
- 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
- Add pumpkin puree, coconut milk, coffee cubes, yogurt, bananas, pumpkin pie spice, collagen supplement, and dates into a blender.
- Puree until smooth, adding almond milk as needed to thin to desired consistency.
- Pour into a glass and add toppings if desired.
Mejool dates are optional for sweetness
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 464Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 9gSugar: 29gProtein: 22g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.