Celebrate Warmer Weather With This Cool Cashew Butter-Collagen Smoothie
Jamie Schneider is the Beauty & Wellness Editor at mindbodygreen, covering beauty and wellness. She has a B.A. in Organizational Studies and English from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in Coveteur, The Chill Times, and Wyld Skincare.
With warmer weather finally on its way, why not celebrate the occasion with a cool, refreshing smoothie? Trust, this recipe will mentally transport you beachside. As someone who relies on morning smoothies during the warmer months (only an icy, refreshing sip seems right on a sunny day), I love to play around with different concoctions—and I can attest that this recipe tastes nothing short of phenomenal. So, naturally, I just had to share (check it out on TikTok, should you find yourself scrolling).
It's a blend I toss together whenever warmer weather rolls around—and it tastes like a cool, tropical-inspired treat (with a few beauty benefits, too).*
How to make a tropical collagen cashew butter smoothie.
Refreshing and filling, this smoothie will keep you cool and satisfied all morning long. Blenders at the ready...
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter
- 1 scoop mbg beauty & gut collagen+
- 1 cup oat milk (or until it just covers the frozen fruit)
- 3 to 4 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- Handful of coconut flakes
- Combine the mango, spinach, cashew butter, collagen, oat milk, and ice cubes in a blender and whir until smooth. Feel free to add more ice cubes if you enjoy a colder, frothier texture.
- Sprinkle with hemp seeds and coconut flakes.
- Sip and enjoy!
Beauty benefits of this collagen smoothie.
As someone who takes painstaking care of her skin, I know that what I put inside my body matters just as much as the topicals I'm slathering on. So I fill my blender to the brim with healthy, skin-loving ingredients: From the antioxidants and fiber in spinach to the protein in cashew butter to the slew of beauty-centric bioactives in mbg's beauty & gut collagen+.*
See, studies have shown that taking collagen peptides will support skin elasticity and hydration levels, and promote youthful texture1.* And our high-quality formula contains vitamins C and E for enhanced collagen production and antioxidant support, hyaluronic acid for skin hydration, biotin to support strong hair and nails, and curcumin from turmeric extract and sulforaphane from broccoli seed extract to support detoxification and combat oxidative stress.* (Did I mention this powder was chock-full of skin-loving ingredients?)
Smoothies are a tasty and easy way to pack in nutrients. This summer-inspired blend? It features a load of ingredients that fill you up and help you glow.*
Jamie Schneider is the Beauty & Wellness Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.A. in Organizational Studies and English from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in Coveteur, The Chill Times, and Wyld Skincare. In her role at mbg, she reports on everything from the top beauty industry trends, to the gut-skin connection and the microbiome, to the latest expert makeup hacks. She currently lives in New York City.