Strawberry Fig Collagen Smoothie

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You guys! This smoothie is a late summer DREAM COME TRUE! If you are reading this from Houston, Texas you understand how serious the summer heat is and especially towards the end of summer ( does summer really ever end?). Cooling off with an ice cold, creamy smoothie is absolutely necessary and using fresh figs and strawberries is a definite late summer bonus!

I am also majorly excited to share that this smoothie is the first of many more to be created using my new Ninja Blender. I asked some of you all on social media what blender you had since mine had recently broken and many of you mentioned the Ninja! I just got it in the mail and I am clearly already obsessed  and totally inspired! So far it not only works just as well as the top dollar blenders, but comes in a much more attractive price point! It also has the option to blend single serve smoothies and to be completely honest I almost never make smoothies for 2 as I am the only one usually wants a smoothie in my household! In other exciting news, the photos for this recipe are so incredible because the super talented Christa Elyce of Christa Elyce Studios shot and styles these photos for me! Her website is coming soon but you can contact her via instagram here. 

GATHER

4-5 medium figs ( or 2-3 large) , skin peeled and frozen in freezer overnight

1 cup frozen strawberries 

1/4 cup full fat canned coconut milk

2 scoops Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides

1 tbsp cashew butter

1 tsp vanilla extract 

1/2 cup water or other liquid to thin to desired consistency

1/2 cup ice or more as desired

1 tsp maple syrup (optional for additional sweetness) 

MAKE

Blend all ingredients together in blender. Add in more water or ice to achieve desired consistency. Enjoy! 

Lindsay Reno