I know I’m not alone when I say that there isn’t much I wouldn’t do for my health. I’ve had tubes fed down my throat, seen pretty much every specialist out there, x-rays, scans…..you name it I’ve done it! Lucky me in my early 30’s I’m also scheduled to have a colonoscopy (that’s where they put a camera up your bum). Just trying my best to up my game for the next time I play ‘Never Have I Ever’.
I’ve also test driven pretty much EVERY supplement available on the market. Drinking DIRT first thing in the morning, I’ve taken pancreas and adrenal in capsule form (freeze-dried of course) hoping to boost my sad working organs. Tinctures, rubs, scrubs, and every odd flavour of tea I could get my hands on, FYI Marshmallow tea… does not taste like s’mores in a cup. So, when my sister asked me what I thought about having her placenta put into capsules post birth, it didn’t faze me in the least, clearly.
So, like a good sister I went and did a little research and funnily enough the exact same topic seemed to also be a hot ticket item on pretty much every gossip show on television. Why?! Well guess who else was getting ready to lock and load their placenta?!? None other than Kim Kardashian herself. Pretty sure when that girl takes a poop it makes headlines.
At the end of the day my sister opted out because it was proving to be more work than it was worth, but that night right before we said our goodbyes over our daily Facetime ritual – she looked me dead in the eye and said “But if you want it, you’re more than welcome to it?!”
Not sure if I was touched or grossed out, but then my sister quickly reminded me of this little fun fact… “HEY!!! If you can take the adrenal or pancreas from pigs and cows then you can take my placenta”
Touché, you know you have a good sister when…
I’ve decided to add another delicious supplement to the mix, COLLAGEN!!!! Because why not, I’m already taking the organs so it only seemed natural to add some connective tissue into the mix.
But for all you skeptics out there I promise you this; it will not alter the taste of your morning smoothie, instead you’ll end up with luscious looking locks, skin as smooth as a babies bum, and nails as tough as, well nails. PLUS it’s amaze balls for leaky gut, digestive issues, and a great source of clean protein.
Vital Protein I feel like that hair club for men guy, only i’m not the president of the company, but I am a client.
1/2 cup yoso unsweet coconut yogurt
1/2 cup cold water
1 tbsp vital protein collagen peptides
3/4 cups of frozen blueberries
1 tbsp chia seeds (I sprinkled a bit more on top to make it pretty)
1-2 tbsp coconut flakes
Mix your chia seeds into your yogurt and allow them to do there thing while you get the rest of your smoothie organized.
Next into your blender: the frozen blueberries, collagen, water, 1 pitted date, then your yogurt chia seed mix. Blend that up for about 2-3 minutes then into your bowl it goes. Top that with some coconut, another little sprinkle of chia seeds and some more blueberries if you want to be fancy like me.
Because there is no better way to start the day then with a connective tissue smoothie.