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Daily Supplements Green Smoothie

This green smoothie is my favorite way to get my daily supplements.
Adding my daily supplements to a green smoothie is a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into one tasty drink.

Do you take daily supplements?

I don’t take many, but there are three that I do try to take every day.

The three supplements I take daily are Vitamin D, Collagen and Omega-3s. The vitamin D I take as a gummie, the other two I add to my daily green smoothie. It’s so easy to get a burst of nutrition in a green smoothie.

In the case of the vitamin D, I started taking vitamin D when my girl’s pediatrician told me since he started taking vitamin D regularly, he never gets sick.

We’ve been taking Rainbow Light Sunny Gummies for probably 3 years now. While I can’t say with 100% certainty that it’s the gummies, my girls have not missed school due to illness in my recent memory. We just don’t get sick.

It took me a while to warm up to the idea of taking collagen. Collagen just seems gross to me. Maybe it does to you too?

However, the health benefits you get from collagen include healthier hair and nails, smoother skin, and better joint and bone health.

What prompted me to take the collagen was I really wanted the joint benefits. As I get older, there are more and more mornings where my joints are sore.

While I don’t have any physical evidence to show you that it is helping my joints, check out my nails!

Adding my daily supplements to a green smoothie is a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into one tasty drink. Adding collagen will help build strong nails and hair.

My nails and hair are growing so fast now that I’m taking the collagen! I can’t believe how strong they are too.

I did a lot of research before landing on this brand of collagen. It dissolves easily and has no taste. It is perfect for adding to your morning green smoothie.

Finally, I add my omega-3s in the form of Cod Liver Oil to my green smoothies too. Yes, the thought of cod liver oil makes me want to throw up a little. But this is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your body!

I’m going to make you a promise. If you add the recommended amount – 1 teaspoonful – to your green smoothie, you won’t even know it is there! Plus, the brand I take has been naturally flavored, and it is actually sweet – not fishy at all!

So here’s how I put this all together:

Adding my daily supplements to a green smoothie is a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into one tasty drink.

I try to pack as much nutrition into my daily smoothie as possible. I don’t always eat a perfect diet. Not even close. So I like to pack in as much healthy goodness in a quick drink as possible.


Serves 2

1 cup milk (any kind)

1 heaping handful of spinach, which is high in Vitamin A and antioxidants

2 peaches, which adds fiber, Vitamin C and natural sweetness (You can use frozen)

1 heaping handful of strawberries with stems (so make sure they are organic!), adds flavor with little added sugar plus a dose of Vitamin C

2 tablespoons collagen

2 teaspoons cod liver oil

Blend all together and serve.

If your peaches aren’t in season, this smoothie won’t be very sweet. Add a touch of honey or maybe a half a banana.

My friend asked me if I taste the spinach in this drink. I can’t decide if I’ve been drinking these so long that I don’t taste it, or if I really don’t taste it. But my answer is no. To me, this smoothie tastes like peaches.

Now, you may be a bit type A like I am. And you may be concerned that by mixing this all together you aren’t getting the full teaspoon of cod liver oil or the full tablespoon of collagen.

If that is you, you can always mix up the smoothie, then add the supplements to each individual smoothie.

In that case, I use the blender to make my smoothie, then I add each supplement to each smoothie and use my aerolatte to blend in the supplements.

Adding my daily supplements to a green smoothie is a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into one tasty drink.

Here’s a quick video to show exactly how we make this in our house:

Easy No-Bake Lemon Truffles Recipe

The BEST lemon truffles recipe in the history of ever. It’s easy, no-bake, and uses only whole food ingredients.

These aren’t exactly truffles in the traditional sense of a truffle.

Nope. What these are, are an amazingly delicious bite-sized treat made from real food ingredients for people who need a sweet treat but don’t want processed sugar and flour.

Make these for those moments when your sweet tooth is kicking in. This is the kind of treat that will satisfy you, but won’t leave you with regrets later.

I’m willing to bet, if you make these lemon truffles, most of them will disappear before you even have a chance to put them in the fridge.

Easy No-Bake Lemon Truffles are loaded with lemony flavor and are sweet with no refined sugar.

Easy No Bake Lemon Truffles Recipe


  • 1 cup chopped, pitted dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. In a food processor, pulse together dates, walnuts, almond flour, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mixture should form a ball.
  2. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll in coconut flakes and refrigerate until serving.

These video instructions show you just how quickly you can make these:

Lemon is my favorite flavor for a dessert, but this recipe could be tweaked to include cranberries or raisins.