Orange Creamsicle Collagen Smoothie (+ cooking video!)


Top of the mornin’ to ya! It is bright and early here in Colorado because I’m about to hop in the shower to get ready for a full day of cooking videos. But before I put real big girl clothes on and get to smiling for 7 hours straight, let’s get to business – Bachelor recap time! Just a heads up, I’m a week behind since I was in Mexico during the first episode. So this recap is from last weeks episode.

So this episode starts off with a group date that really sets the scene with a sign that says GLOB. This date had to do with the show GLOW which is a Netflix show that shares the story of the women of wrestling. Not sure why ABC is promoting a rival television service, but go you, ABC. This group date is awful. Not only are group dates a terrible idea in the real world or just in general, but then these women are forced to act, fake fight, and try to look sexy for one man, all while being coached and made fun of by two women who were part of the GLOW franchise and take this all a bit too serious. One woman makes fun of Bibiana for her name and says her mother didn’t know how to spell. Low blow. Then another woman pulls Tia’s hair. I know these women are suppose to act like they are having fun, but if some rando pulled my hair, I’d cut a b*tch. But that’s just me. The wrestling dates have 4 different fake fights that make the entire world feel uncomfortable. The only person enjoying herself is BeKAH, probably because she’s 22 and was just fighting in bar while in college a month ago. The best part of the entire date was Mikel becoming the lunch lady while all the other girls dressed in sexy decor. I need Mikel to be shown a little more. I dig her.

All the fake fighting ends with Arie fighting Pretty Boy Pitbull from Rachel’s season and Arie takes him down by his balls. Interesting last move, Arie. The date ends with BeKAH speaking to Arie in octave deeper than her normal voice then dry humping the sh*t out of him. I’m gonna give you a real big surprise here – she gets the date rose.

The next date is a one-on-one with Lauren S, who I think is just the cutest little tea cup. She’s just precious. But she says dumb stuff. The date card says, “You had me at merlot” and Lauren S mentions that she thinks it has to do with wine. No way, Lauren S, no way. Well, turns out Lauren S was right! She meets Arie to fly to Napa and it’s pretty easy to see the Arie is immediately over her. You know how you could tell? He’s eating food. In the history of this entire show, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single person eat anything. Unless they had to eat a fire pepper then make out. Pure date perfection. I’ve heard from other contestants on the show that they eat before they film so they are full and don’t eat on camera and screw up the audio. So in reality, they are given cold, old food for props. And Arie was chowing down on that staleness. It seemed to be the only thing that could get him through the date while Lauren S had constant word vomit. Even Lauren says to the camera that she doesn’t know what’s wrong with her and why can’t she shut up. Well, Arie obviously isn’t into a woman who can talk a lot because he finally picks up the date rose, then proceeds to tell her that she’s obviously close to her family and he wouldn’t want to keep her from them. Way to bullsh*t your way through that break up, Arie. You could just say – “Hey, you talk too much and I simply want to eat your face sooooo I just don’t think it’s going to work out.”  See, doesn’t telling the truth feel good?

The next group date is the just as bad as the GLOB date. At first, I saw that it involved dogs and I was immediately excited. But then it included performing in front of children and I was immediately horrified. No thanks. As soon as Annaleise finds out she has to be on a date with dogs, she immediately has another crying meltdown, sharing her fear of dogs from multiple occasions. This comes after her having a breakdown on the last episode about the demolition derby date because she was scared of bumper cars. I get it, Annaleise. We have a lot of fears from growing up. I taught swim lessons to children for 8 years…I should be having a break down every time I come in contact with a small human, but I keep the crying for the privacy of my own home. That girl needs some therapy. And that’s coming from a person who also needs therapy. Maybe we can go together and face our stupid fears as BFFs!

The date is pointless and miserable to watch. These women have to dress up and try to get their dogs to perform some sort of trick. Absolutely no dogs obey. Arie mentions that the dog show is going to be epic…I’m not sure Arie knows what the word epic means. Someone needs to get this man out of his cardigan and out on the town, for gosh sakes.

After the dog show, Chelsea mentions that it was hard to see children and be around them since she’s a mom. Ummmmm didn’t you make the conscious decision to apply for this show and leave your child behind? I don’t really know what else happened other than Jenna wearing black lipstick and me wondering what that clean up was like afterwards. Especially since Arie wears pretty apparent makeup. But good for Jenna for wearing black lipstick. Bold.

The show ends with an incredibly awkward cocktail hour.

  1. Bibiana is trying so hard to get privacy with Arie so she puts together a bed and a telescope in the driveway but Arie and some blonde chick find it first and make out on it instead. Poor Bibiana. It was the start to her end on the show.
  2. BeKAH lets Arie know that she doesn’t need him and that’s why he likes her. Arie’s mind is blown. Which doesn’t make much sense. Arie, she’s 22. Of course she doesn’t need you.
  3. Annaleise takes Arie up 45 flights of stairs to the corner of the rooftop of the mansion to hopefully get a kiss from him. Arie turns her down. She got turned down by the guy who has the nickname pillow lips. Gross. That nickname makes my stomach turn.
  4. But the absolute best part of the episode that was easily missed if you weren’t watching closely was when Jenna started making out with Arie then pulls away and either throws up in her mouth or burps. OR she had a small seizure. It’s very hard to know. But he giggles and doesn’t question it whatsoever and she goes on to try to straddle him in a white maxi dress, which is a bit physically impossible. It was the beeeeeest. I even rewinded it to watch it all play out again.

You can tell that The Bachelor is holding off when it comes to what they show on TV and the amount of drunkness they’ll let us see after the Bachelor in Paradise drama. Such a shame because I think Jenna would be fantastic TV if they just showed her a tad more. Shame.

Ok, I need to go film some new cooking videos. In the meantime, check this new one out above and try this recipe ASAP! It’s so easy and so damn tasty!

PaleOMG Orange Creamsicle Collagen Smoothie (+ cooking video!)


Orange Creamsicle Collagen Smoothie


  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup cold-pressed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plain cashew milk yogurt
  • 1 heaping tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Great Lakes Collagen Peptides


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.



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39 thoughts on “Orange Creamsicle Collagen Smoothie (+ cooking video!)”

  1. I know you are in a different time zone than me (Florida girl here!) so I just have to say that I was sooooo happy to see this post so early this morning! I look forward to your posts every day, thank you for sharing your journey, recipes, and workouts with us!! Hope you have an awesome day and I look forward to seeing the cooking videos you will be creating today!!

  2. I’ve been listening to the blog, following IG, and supplementing with your blog for recipes for years now. But recently I’ve become addicted to reading the blog! Can’t wait for your recap on Crested Butte! I saw you were traveling Hwy50 to Crested Butte….did you by chance drive through little Canon City? About an hour east of Salida??? That’s my little home town and has some awesome stuff to do! Maybe worth a shot for your small Colorado town collection! We have amazing white water rafting through the spectacular Royal Gorge! The highest suspension bridge in the world! Great mountain biking, rock climbing etc and my Boss owns the CrossFit gym. Some pretty delish GF spots as well!
    Just a thought lol!!!! Salida is a pretty cool
    Town too!

    1. no but that’s where my husband got our french bulldog! i’ve never been there myself but i always think about that place since little Jackson came from there!

  3. You are killin’ it with these videos! Just know that your readers appreciate all your extra work. Your blog is seriously so great! I look forward to checking it out daily.

  4. Yum! this looks so good! I think I need to make this for breakfast tomorrow. I am really loving all the cooking videos you have been doing, keep them coming.

  5. Melissa Washington

    I’m loving the video! You must have read my mind with this recipe cause I just ordered some collagen and was trying to figure out what else to use it in other than my coffee. Oh and lied last week when I said I liked Krystal, I’m sorry I just can’t with her anymore, lol.

  6. Reading the Bachelor group date recap brought back memories of Bret Michael’s TV show “Rock of Love”…anyone remember that GEM?!? My ex-husband (note the EX) loved it and thought it was epic.

  7. Been on the fence about trying collagen but I thinj im sold! Do you suggest Collagen Peptides if I go with Vital Proteins?

      1. How often do you mix it into your diet? Just a scoop with your coffee in the mornings or in recipes like this one?
        Can you refresh my memory on its benefits?

  8. Hey Juli! Great work on your videos, I am impressed on how you are always working to grow and learn new ways to improve your business and expand what you are creating. I am curious if you hired someone to do the filming for you? Are you then doing the editing yourself? They are beautifully done, keep up the great work!

  9. Hi Juli! Since i’m a nursing student and get super crunched for time on the regular, do you think it’s possible to try freezing the vanilla, yogurt and honey mixture ahead of time and pop in the blender with the other ingredients? I recently moved to Denver from California for school and have used your blog and posts when I’m looking for a spot to find great food and drinks! BTW you also got me TOTALLY addicted to My Favorite Murder! Have an amazing week, thank you for all you do, and hopefully I’ll run into you someday! SSDGM 🙂

  10. LOVE your blog, your cookbooks and your podcast!! I’m a huge fan!! This question doesn’t really go with this post but non-the-less…what food processor do you use, if you use one? My cheap one bit the dust after making too many date cookies. Thank you in advance! Keep up all the hard work it is greatly appreciated and fully supported!!

  11. I made this recipe this morning and OMG it’s delicious!!!! Tastes like a decadent treat, but I love that it’s also a high protein snack thanks to the collagen. Thank you for sharing this!

  12. Omg yum! I made this today and it’s delicous!! I subbed frozen pineapple for the banana and coconut yogurt for the cashew because that’s what I had. It’s tasty AF, thank you so much! Collagen weirds me out a bit. I know it doesn’t have a flavor but I psych myself out and I swear I can taste a beefy flavor… So I love putting it in stuff like this where I know I won’t taste it.

  13. I’m just now about to start adding collagen to my diet, as per my doctor’s orders. Thank you for this recipe (and all of your other recipes and content – long time reader)!

  14. I am obsessed with this smoothie!! Thank you!!! Also down for a recipie that would add spinach to a smoothie. … I mean not that you need ideas because yours are bangin but a girl can dream!! Thanks for all your amazing recipies and videos!!!

  15. This was delicious but you really don’t need the honey. There’s plenty of sugar in that juice and banana. Are use coconut cream instead of yoga and it was great.

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