Who doesn’t love Christmas? Give your December mornings a Christmas-y boost with this creamy and tasty, frozen hot chocolate protein smoothie with collagen. Bonus! The collagen has gut-healing and immune-boosting superpowers, along with ingredients that will add strength and glow to your hair and nails this Christmas season.  
 
Christmas in a cup……don’t skip the whip! 
 

Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup almond milk or your preferred alternative milk  
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of your choice 
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint essential oil  
  • 1 scoop AnnieMak Clean Multi Collagens 
  • ½ to 1 cup ice  
  • Optional: chocolate chips – we prefer Lily’s sugar-free milk chocolate chips baking chips  
     


Directions 

  1. Add all ingredients together in a blender  
  1. Blend  
  1. Add a healthy, homemade whipped cream, peppermint candy canes, marshmallows or any of your favorite hot chocolate toppings on top if you are feeling adventurous  
     

Enjoy! 
 
XOXO 
Annie 
 

If you love collagen and enjoyed this chocolate smoothie treat, here’s another collagen recipe you can try: Collagen-Rich Matcha Latte  

Highlights  

Check out the ingredient benefits for your skin!  

  • Almond Milk – keeps your skin supple, well-hydrated, and soft. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins E, C and B6, calcium, zinc and magnesium, that nourish your skin. Using almond milk is very effective in keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated. 
  • Protein Powder – a clean protein powder can boost your natural collagen and elastin production through amino acids, aiding in more plump and youthful skin. Protein supports cell binding in the skin, which aids in firming your skin and producing a more youthful, natural glow.  
  • Peppermint Essential Oil – helps to reduce stress, relax tension in the body, and relieve sore muscles. It can also aid in reducing symptoms of nausea and improve digestion and an upset stomach. Bonus, peppermint essential oil, supports reduced inflammation, redness and irritation in the skin, and can promote increased blood circulation in the scalp for improved hair growth.  
  • Chocolate – rich in flavonoids, chocolate can boost collagen production, prevent skin damage, and promote cell health. Chocolate is high in zinc which helps prevent acne. The fatty acids in chocolate nourish our skin, while anti-inflammatory properties soothe skin irritation.  
  • AnnieMak Clean Skincare’s Clean Multi Collagen – collagen is a protein and the literal “glue” that holds your body together. Research shows supplementing with collagen can help smooth wrinkles, keep skin taut and plump, strengthen nails, and promote full, healthy hair growth. We include 5 collagen types from 4 ultra-clean sources plus the essential collagen “building blocks” your body needs to give you that coveted skin glow!