Imagine my excitement when I received the new Collagen Veggie Blend in the mail. I had seen the buzz and excitement leading up to its release, and finally, I had my own to experiment with!
You should know by now I’m not big on smoothies, but I am all for sneaking in extra nutrients whenever possible. So the first thing I did was mix a serving in with a glass of lemon water. Annnd I drank it. The Mister said I was hardcore. But he also said to save him some. Methinks he’ll be using it to boost his veggie and protein intake.
Next on my agenda was to attempt a nutrient-dense yogurt…
If you’ve not heard about this incredible Collagen Veggie Blend, it was created by Sarah Ballantyne (aka The Paleo Mom) and Vital Proteins. It’s #totesAIP. It’s loaded with goodies. A quick run down of the details and nutrients packed in:
- 11 USDA organic whole vegetables and fruits provides a healthy dose of nutrients and anti-oxidants
- 20 g of collagen per serving supports overall health & wellness
- 300% daily value of Vitamin C helps promote a healthy immune system
- 6 g of dietary fiber promotes overall gut health
- No added sugars
- AIP Approved
- Whole30 Approved
- Paleo friendly
- Dairy free, soy free & gluten free
Veggies in a Yogurt?
You betcha. When you’re upping your nutrient game, why not? With the addition of fresh berries on top (and maybe a drizzle of honey if you prefer), you don’t taste any veggies. This green yogurt got enthusiastic thumbs up from The Mister and both kids.
- In a saucepan, heat coconut milk to 115° F. Remove from heat.
- Remove one cup of heated coconut cream. Slowly sprinkle the gelatin in while mixing with a fork.
- Return to the saucepan and mix the gelatin mixture back in to the heated coconut milk.
- Allow to cool to 110° F.
- Sprinkle in the yogurt starter and the Vital Proteins Veggie Blend. Using an immersion blender, blend to combine.
- Pour into yogurt maker jars, set the jars in your yogurt maker, and culture overnight (6 to 8 hours).
- In the morning, cover the individual jars or pour all jars into larger mason jar. Give the jar(s) a good shake. Refrigerate at least 12 hours. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
- Serve with fresh berries and an optional drizzle of honey.