Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Bowl

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Don’t be scared by the name of this post.

Although there’s actually more vegetables than fruit in this bowl, you’d never know it based on how delicious it is.

This fruit and veggie smoothie bowl has more veggies than fruits and also includes a secret ingredient to help boost protein and promote collagen formation!

Since I know I don’t eat enough greens on a daily basis, I usually try to do it in one fell swoop in my smoothies. I use a ridiculous amount of greens, toss in a zucchini (among other things), and use blueberries as my fruit of choice, which basically leaves the whole thing looking some weird black/brown/swamp color. #photooftheyear

I wanted to make a healthy smoothie bowl to highlight the Collagen Beauty Greens by Vital Proteins, but I knew if I threw a bunch of greens in, I would likely have the same result.

I chose fruits and vegetables that were in the same color family and especially vegetables that had a mild taste since I wanted the fruit to come through: yellow squash, carrots, and mango.

This fruit and veggie smoothie bowl has more veggies than fruits and also includes a secret ingredient to help boost protein and promote collagen formation!

Yes, this smoothie bowl contains an entire squash and several carrots and you would have no idea when eating it. MASTER OF DISGUISE.

This fruit and veggie smoothie bowl has more veggies than fruits and also includes a secret ingredient to help boost protein and promote collagen formation!

I’ve mentioned other products from Vital Proteins that I love in previous posts (here and here), and this one is no different. While the other products I have shared with you have been exclusively collagen, the Beauty Greens is actually a flavored mixture of:

  • marine collagen
  • organic raw greens
  • hyaluronic acid
  • probiotics

This option is also flavored as opposed to the marine and collagen peptides, which are unflavored. It is combined with coconut water and vanilla beans to add a hint of flavor that goes really well with these ingredients. The flavor is pretty mild and I also had this bowl without the Beauty Greens and it was still delicious. 🙂

The collagen was combined with other ingredients in these Beauty Greens to predominantly help improve the quality of your skin — smoothness, tone, moisture, elasticity, etc.

It’s been about three months now that I’ve been consistently using products from Vital Proteins and I really like each and every one that I’ve tried. They’re extremely versatile and a great addition to my daily routine.

NOW MAKE THIS SMOOTHIE BOWL.

This fruit and veggie smoothie bowl has more veggies than fruits and also includes a secret ingredient to help boost protein and promote collagen formation!

Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Bowl

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens
  • couple ice cubes
  • about 1/2 cup water
  1. Cut squash, mango, and carrots into smaller pieces. This is just so that they blend easier.
  2. Add all ingredients to blender in this order: chia seeds and Beauty Greens, fruits/veggies, water, ice.
  3. Blend on high until desired consistency is reached. You can add more water if you’d like a thinner smoothie bowl.
  4. EAT.

* I added the Collagen Beauty Greens (mixed with a bit of water) after making the bowl so that it would photograph well. Normally I would just add it all and chow down. It’s your decision how fancy you’re feeling.

** You can also use another fruit if you’re not a fan of mango. I would try peach, banana, or pineapple if  you’re looking to mix it up.

Questions:

  • What’s your favorite type of smoothie?
  • Have you tried Vital Proteins?
  • How do you eat your veggies?
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22 Comments

    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Oh man that’s some serious veggie power

  1. August 24, 2016 / 5:41 am

    Whatever it says about me 🙂 I like to hide veggies from…MYSELF!!;-)
    This. Is. Awesome.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Hahaha right?? This is the perfect solution!

    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Aw thanks girl! I was surprised really the strongest flavor was the mango 🙂

  2. August 24, 2016 / 7:41 am

    I need to work on my smoothie color palette too. Mine always turn weirdly grey/brown! hahaha they taste good though!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Ha mine too like the one that was on my IG story today

    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Ha mine definitely don’t on a regular basis

    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Yeah and it’s not too strong which is good bc I’m not a huge fan of coconut

  3. August 24, 2016 / 10:54 am

    This sounds delicious! I’ve definitely added sweet potato to smoothies before – super tasty. I like sneaking in zucchini to oatless-oatmeal in the morning or greens in my smoothies. Usually I’ll just eat a big salad for lunch, veggies and dip for snacks, and trying to prepare veg in different ways for dinner!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      I’ve seen adding zucchini to oatmeal but haven’t tried it yet. I need to get on that!

    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      Yeah man you can’t even taste it!

  4. August 24, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    WOW. I would not have imagined this Erin; that was such a wonderful idea to pop the squash and carrots in there. I have carrots and squash, but I don’t have mangos. Maybe I could try peaches?
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    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      I originally wanted to do peaches but I couldn’t find any that were ripe. I’d totally go for it!

    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Haha the swirl part was created on accident when I went to eat it. Then I was like hey I like that!

  5. Deb E
    August 24, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Several steamed carrots went into mine today also. Tons of kale too, since it is not lasting as long as it usually does. I used a whole onion as well! Nothing is off limits and usually consists of veggies that were on sale (meaning I bought too much!) and need to be eaten pronto. Always nutritious though and fills me up.

    • erinsinsidejob
      August 25, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      An onion?! Now that’s bravery!

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