*This article was originally published on Thrivemarket.com/blog
If you’re a fan of the unicorn food craze—and who doesn’t get even a little excited by pretty hues, glitter, and sprinkles? We’ve got a healthy take on a beautifully blended drink that’s perfect for summer. Our recipe uses sweet strawberries to create a natural pink color, and almond milk and coconut yogurt provide added nutrients. Our secret ingredient is vanilla- and coconut-flavored Collagen Fuel, a protein powder that, in addition to providing some tropical flavor, may help support healthy joints, tendons, and muscles. Drink up!
Yield: 2 servings
Total Time: 22 minutes
For the strawberry sauce
- 1 pound strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced in half
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon honey
For the frappe
- 2 scoops Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel, Vanilla Coconut
- 1 cup vanilla coconut yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup ice
- 6 drops natural blue food coloring (optional)
Make the strawberry sauce
Add strawberries, water, and honey to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, or until strawberries break down and liquid has thickened a bit. When cool, blend until smooth.
Make the frappe
In a blender, add Collagen Fuel, yogurt, almond milk, and bananas. Blend until smooth. Add blue food coloring (if using) and ice, then blend just until combined and ice is still slushy. In a tall glass, smear 2 tablespoons of strawberry sauce around the inside of the glass in a circular motion. Gently fill the glass with the yogurt mixture. Drink immediately.
Recipe credit: Angela Gaines
Photo credit: Paul Delmont