Icy Almond Shot with Vital Proteins

by - Thursday, May 04, 2017

 I'd basically do anything in the name of good skin, hair and nails. So I was excited to receive Collagen Peptides, Marine Collagen, and Collagen Beauty Greens complimentary of Vital Proteins. As it turns out there are so many more benefits to Vital Proteins products than just luscious hair and skin. There are many beauty benefits that help contribute to your overall health. I'm sure you have tons of questions like why collagen or what does it do or even how to incorporate it to your everyday life, and I hope to answer those questions through this post and a few more posts to come!
First things first: 

Why Collagen? 
"It’s not hard to understand the many benefits of collagen. This type of protein provides the building blocks for your hair, skin, and nails and is therefore a vital part of anyone’s diet. Collagen helps protect your body from harsh temperatures, and other elements like wind or sun that can dry out your skin, leaving it dehydrated and flaky. We all know that no amount of makeup can hide dry skin, which is why it’s important to hydrate with drinkable collagen."

Beauty Benefits
  1. Prevents the signs of aging in the skin – hydrating the skin and increasing moisture levels helps slow the onset of fine lines and wrinkles while keeping your skin "glowy" year-round.
  2. Reverse the signs of aging – beyond just preventing the signs of aging, collagen can actually make the skin appear younger by diminishing the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, and improving firmness and elasticity.
  3. Healthier digestion– Collagen helps to repair the sensitive lining of our stomach, small/large intestines that is caused by spicy or acidic foods. 
  4. Strengthens hair and nails – Collagen protein is the foundation of your hair and nails. Often, this is the first and most noticeable benefit of intaking collagen on a daily basis.

The product I featured in this post is Vital Protein's Collagen Peptides. Collagen Peptides are natural, flavorless and are comprised grass-fed, mature raised bovine collagen peptides. 
But what does it do?  This natural anti-aging protein supports youthful skin, strong bones, reduces joint pain, and provides deeper, more restorative sleep. Unlike gelatin, these peptides are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. So you can put it in your coffee, tea, smoothies, or even sauces or soups! 
Below I have the recipe for a an Icy Almond Shot that I made three times yesterday because it was so yummy! It makes a nice snack or a refreshing dessert. It simple, easy, and fast to make too, which these days, finding the time to cook is basically non-existent. 

Prep: 5 Min
Makes: 4 (2-ounce) servings, or you could devour the whole thing like me


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until the ice is all blended
  2. Pour into cup, and enjoy! Seriously it's that simple. 

*I received Vital Proteins complimentary. My opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by anyone else.


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