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15th Dec 2023

Low-GI Cranberry Collagen Smoothie with Seasonal Fruits

Posted by Melanie Winter


1. ANCs Marine Collagen Ultra Cranberry Flavour- 1 serve (1 sachet)

2. Low-GI Seasonal Fruits:

- Berries: Handful of fresh strawberries, raspberries, and/or blueberries

- Watermelon: 1 cup diced watermelon*

- Cherries: 1/2 cup pitted cherries

- Kiwi: 1-2 ripe kiwifruits, peeled and chopped

3. Liquid Base:

- Coconut water: 1/2 cup (provides a tropical flavour)

- Plain water or almond milk: 1/2 - 1 cup, adjust for desired consistency

4. Optional Enhancements:

- Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt: 1/4 cup for creaminess

- Chia seeds or flaxseeds: 1 tablespoon for added fibre and omega-3s


1. Prepare the Fruits: Wash and chop the low-GI fruits as needed.

2. Blend: In a blender, combine the cranberry flavoured collagen, low-GI seasonal fruits, and the liquid base (coconut water, water, or almond milk).

3. Optional Additions: If using yoghurt, seeds, or sweeteners, add them to the blender as well.

4. Blend Until Smooth: Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency. Adjust the liquid if needed.

5. Taste and Adjust: Taste the smoothie and add more fruits if needed for desired flavour.

6. Serve: Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy!

This recipe focuses on low-GI fruits like berries, watermelon, cherries, and kiwi to maintain a lower glycaemic index (GI). Foods with low GI release glucose slowly, providing sustained energy, better blood sugar control, increased fullness, and improved overall health. Feel free to adjust suit your taste preferences and dietary requirements.

*(Watermelon despite having a moderate to high glycaemic index (GI) value, typically around 72, its glycaemic load (GL) is relatively low per serving due to its high water content and fibre, which may moderate its impact on blood sugar compared to some other high-GI foods.)

Marine collagen is a type of collagen sourced from fish and other marine animals. It contains primarily type I collagen, which is the most abundant collagen type in the human body and plays a vital role in maintaining skin integrity and supporting connective tissues.

By providing essential amino acids and promoting collagen synthesis, marine collagen supports the integrity, elasticity, and hydration of the skin while aiding in the formation and maintenance of connective tissues throughout the body. These factors collectively contribute to healthier, more youthful-looking skin and improved joint health.

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