Brownie Batter Sweet Potato Collagen Shake
Well good maunin’ to ya, laddy! Please say that with a Irish accent because that’s how I’m saying it out loud right now. Probably because I’m hallucinating. Because I’m working out at 6:30 IN THE MORNING today. I can make sh*t happen by 8am, but 6:30 is really pushing it. And I’m a morning person. I get naturally around 5:45 or earlier every day and I’m ready to punch the day in the face. But getting my heart rate to maximum capacity before the sun has fully risen, well, that’s some bullsh*t. BUT if you’ve ever worked out after a spray tan, you know you look like a scene out of the movie Carrie. And I’d prefer my spray tan to look like a scene out of The Jersey Shore. Ya feel me? Man, I miss that show.
I decided it was time to get a spray tan and fake my vitamin D glow since I’m heading up to Aspen for the weekend for the Food & Wine Classic! I’m not fully sure of all the things that will be going on while at this event, but I know there is a lot of food involved and let’s be real, I’ve been prepping for whole life for it. There are cooking demos, celebrity chefs, wine, cocktails, and well, Aspen! I tend to NEVER go to the mountains in the winter because it’s cold AF and expensive AF. And I don’t want to pay to be on a mountain while cold and miserable then sit in traffic for hours until I end up peeing on the side of a highway. But that’s just me. So when the summer rolls around, I venture back into our beautiful mountains and enjoy the scenery.
What’s so funny looking back to when I was a kid and a teenager – I thought I was a total weirdo for being obsessed with food. And I was actually told that I was weird by my friends and family because I always talked about food. So for the longest time, I had a really unhealthy relationship with food because I thought I wasn’t normal for loving it so much. Fast forward 15+ years and now I’m surrounded daily by people who are just as obsessed as I am. And now I’m actually going to an event with people who are probably even more obsessed than I am. That’s rad AF.
So even though young kids don’t read this blog because I’m entering the more wrinkled years of my 30’s soon, here’s a little reminder to any of you people out there – let your weirdness shine because there are lots of other weirdos out there just like you. And well, your weirdness could become your job and then you’ll be the happiest weirdo around.
I’m not sure how this post turned into a motivational speech. I guess I’m just really feeling this Wednesday since I got my endorphins going so early!
Brownie Batter Sweet Potato Collagen Shake
- Yield: 1 1x
- 1/2 cup diced sweet potatoes, peeled, boiled until fork tender then frozen
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 medjool date
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon black cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Boil peeled and diced sweet potatoes until fork tender, drain then freeze.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined and smooth.
- You did it!
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9 thoughts on “Brownie Batter Sweet Potato Collagen Shake”
yes, because your 30s are just wrinkled to hell 😉
this looks amazing… is it intended as a meal replacement? I know collagen has at least a little bit of protein, but probably not a meal’s worth… would you add some protein powder to make it as such?
not in my 30s yet and the wrinkles have already started to come in, mostly because of the cystic acne i had and the scars that it has left behind. it’s all about maintenance and prevention! and i don’t see shakes as a meal replacement personally
Whoa, I have never heard of black cocoa powder before. This shake sounds amazing!!! Have a great weekend in Aspen, Juli!!!
i hadn’t either until a blogger didn’t a guest post for chocolate muffins and hers were almost black. so tasty!
Oh my god oh my god oh my god. I have never commented on any of your recipes before but Holy crap – this shake / smoothie deal is AMAZING. Someone posted it on IG and I thought hey I gotta try that. How did you create something so CREAMY AND THICK AND AMAZING?!! Ok I’ll stop now. Thanks for the recipe and now I’m going to try your other shakes! 🙂
yayyyyy!! glad you liked it so much!
This looks amazing! I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing!
Great recipe! I’ve been eyeing this up since you posted this recipe but never had sweet potatoes ready to go. I love that it’s sweetened using only truly whole foods! Props girly!
I just stumbled into your world and THANK GOD! This week I made your Almond Chocolate Cookies and they were gone before I could blink an eye (Thumbs up from my family). I made them again and now I’m going to share them with friends. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes : ))