October 30, 2016


One characteristic of mine that you may or may not know is that I can be very routine. Not when it comes to restaurants, social events, or outings, but when it comes to my daily intake of vitamins and natural supplements, I definitely follow a routine.

My mornings always start with a liquid breakfast, including coffee. Typically I am double fisting with a latte in one hand and a homemade smoothie or juice in the other. Juicing or smoothies are such great ways to get your daily intake of fruits and vegetables and also a way for me to add essential collagen to my diet.

Vital Proteins is my go-to brand for adding collagen to my meals. As I get older, I am all about anti-aging products and supplements that benefit my overall health. I’ve been using the Collagen Beauty Greens and the Marine Collagen for a few months now and love them, but as I finished those powders, I wanted to try something new.

The Collagen Peptides is similar to the other Vital Proteins powders I have used, but does not have that slight “greenie” taste like the Beauty Greens nor the aftertaste of the Marine Collagen. The Collagen Peptides is ideal because it dissolves quickly in both cold and hot liquids which makes it perfect for adding into pretty much anything and everything. To get my double dose of collagen in the morning, I add this to my latte and my juice of choice.

Additionally, Vital Proteins also released these new Collagen Peptide Stick Packs which are amazing to take collagen with you to go! These single packs are the perfect dose of collagen and I add them to water, coffee, or juice when I’m outside of the home. They are small enough to fit into any bag and now I will never forget to get my collagen intake with these sticks!

Collagen is crucial in fighting aging and supporting strong bones, reducing joint pain, growth of nails and hair, and providing youthful skin. What I like best about the Collagen Peptides is that the taste is undetectable unlike some of the other collagen products out there. Below is one of my favorite green juice recipes I make based on Nektar’s Toxin Flush.

• 1 bag of Trader Joe’s Organic Baby Spinach Leaves, or two bunches of organic kale
• 2 organic apples (I prefer green apples or Fuji apples)
• 1 organic lemon
• ½ inch of organic ginger (for more zing or when fighting a cold add a little more ginger)
• 1 handful organic parsley (I personally don’t like the taste of too much parsley)

1. Wash all the above ingredients and shake out excess water
2. Set up your juicer to begin juicing
3. I start with the fruits first as they have the most amount of juice (apples and lemon)
4. Then add the ginger, finish off with the leaves (spinach/ kale, parsley)
5. Once all the juice is made, add 1 scoop of Collagen Peptide and mix well
6. This will make a large juice for one, or two smaller drinks for two

If you’re like me and want to fight aging and keep your body and bones strong, look into some of these amazing collagen products at Vital Proteins and make it a habit to add these essential vitamins to your diet.







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Thank you to Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post and keeping me as youthful and energetic as possible!

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Lady Goldapple October 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

This looks so good and healthy thanks
X Charissa

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

Thank you Charissa, and yes, these collagen products are so amazing for the skin, hair and body overall!

Thomas Falkenstedt October 30, 2016 at 9:11 am

I’m totally with you on this one and need to try the collagen peptides asap as I’m not getting any younger, haha. Also, such beautiful pics sweetie! It’s both a pleasure to read and look at. 🙂

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

Hi Thomas! Fighting aging starts early and collagen is definitely something we need more of as we get older. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Tori October 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

Thank you so much for sharing this my dear!! I definitely need to try this out!!

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 2:06 pm

For sure Tori, it is one of my go-to supplement products!

Gina Diaz October 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

This looks very good and I would love to try it! gorgeous pictures sweetie :))

Xx, GIna

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Thanks Gina! Yes look into all the different Vital Proteins products because they are all really good! But I like these to-go sticks the best for ease.

Ewelina Edberg October 30, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Love it babe

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Thank Ewelina.

Jo October 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Thanks for sharing your smoothie recipe! It’s so true what they say, you are what you eat, and that sounds like the perfect way to stay healthy and youthful!

xo, Jo

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm

I couldn’t agree more Jo. It is important what you put on the inside to reflect what is shown on the outside. Thank you!

Jo October 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

I saw you sharing this on Instagram awhile back and was going to try but never did. I am so convinced after reading this post and will definitely give them a try! Truth is I am not getting any younger so I am also all about anti-aging products. Thank you for sharing the great smoothie recipe as well!


Nina Nguyen October 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm

This looks so good, I want to try it! Thanks for sharing babe!

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm

It really is good for you and can easily be added to anything you or drink.

diana October 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

I never tried collagen, but heard a lot of good things, thanks for sharing! I would def buy it.

dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm

You have to try it Diana! It is so good for us and we need lot of it!

gracie October 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

I love a good routine too !!! I am such a creature of habit with my food & vitamins, but this is one thing I have not incorporated yet. I am going to have to give it a try ! Thanks for the great review !
xx, gracie

Camila October 30, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Thank you for sharing this, I will have to make it one of these days!

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Candace October 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm

What a very refreshing recipe! I need to start back doing liquid breakfasts. They really helped to make a difference in my energy throughout the day!

Miki October 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm

These sound amazing. I actually am considering new collagen products and these sound nice. One of my best household items is our vitamin. Hubs and I used to work out about 6 days a week, 2-3 hrs a day before my shoulder injury, so when we finished long workouts after 9pm, we’d only have smoothies before sleeping. Weekend morning workouts were also at around 9:30am-11:30am or something like that, so we’d have smoothies in the morning too, because how early do you really want to wake up on the weekend before a workout, right?? We’d have smoothies pretty much 5 days a week to make sure we had our protein and essential nutrients before resting, so I love that these sound easy to add to my regime now that I’m finaly just starting to go back to the gym, plus they have such great benefits. Thanks for sharing!


dailykongfidence October 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Hi Miki! Wow, you and your hubbie have really made some great lifestyle choices and workout a lot and care about what you put into your bodies. I would definitely try some of the products out at Vital Proteins. Collagen is very good for joints and bones too so will also benefit not only females but also males. I love that I can add it to anything and get thta extra boost of collagen in my foods.

Sharon Wu October 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Honestly, I’ve never tried collagen peptides but will definitely have to look into it. My boyfriend is a fan of making smoothies at home so will definitely have to let him in on your post here! Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a great weekend! xo, sharon

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:28 am

Hi Sharon! Collagen is SOOO important for us as we age and also for improving our bones, joints, and health overall. And especially if your BF already makes smoothies, it is so easy to just add a scoop of collagen into it!

Sharon Wu October 31, 2016 at 11:40 am

I will have to take it from the pro! You seriously have the best skin and look so young. I swear, you’ll still look 25 at 90 lol! I’ll definitely recommend the collagen for his next smoothie 🙂 Maybe I’ll have him make me one too haha 😉 have a lovely week! xo

Fe Samaia October 30, 2016 at 10:34 pm

I definitely need to try this! I had not heard about at all …I am so glad I read this! Your photos make it look so good lol

Hope you have an awesome week!


dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:29 am

Yay, I am glad that I can introduce you not only to collagen but to this brand, Vital Proteins. It really is an added boost we need as we get a little older and the taste is undetectable!

Catarine October 31, 2016 at 3:12 am

I haven’t ever heard about this before, but i’m so glad i read your post. I don’t know if i’ll be able to find this here in Portugal, but i’ll definitely try.
Your pics make it looks amazing.
Enjoy your week dear.

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:31 am

Hi Catarine! Yes, collagen is very crucial in our daily diet and you can order this off Amazon too. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

Kreshma October 31, 2016 at 6:37 am

Oh wow that’s really nice to hear. I will keep this in mind for sure !!

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:32 am

Definitely keep it in mind Kreshma, collagen is a must as we try to fight aging. =)

Gigi October 31, 2016 at 7:35 am

I’ve never tried adding collagen to my food but it seems like it’s easy enough! Anything to make us stronger and healthier, right?!

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:57 am

Me neither, but as I started adding the powders to my smoothies or juices, I was like, why not add it to my food or baked goods too? Just like I try to add flaxseed to everything possible, now I add collagen whenever possible too!

Lily Rose October 31, 2016 at 8:06 am

I need this! I’ve been taking collagen for some time now, I need to try this brand!


dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:57 am

Yes, so you definitely know the benefits of collagen. It’s nice to have it digested in our foods versus taking vitamins so give Vital Proteins a try!

Atsuna Matsui October 31, 2016 at 9:03 am

Thanks for this share babe! Lately, I’ve been doing more homework on anti-aging skincare products, but I have such sensitive skin that I don’t like over-applying too many products on my face so I’ve been looking for other alternatives such as ingesting collagen on a daily basis through supplements. 🙂 I’ll definitely look into this brand.


dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:59 am

I agree with you Atsuna, with skincare products it is hard to tell how much is really being absorbed into the body, but I know that if I am adding collagen to my foods, I definitely feel like it is being absorbed more than if I apply something to my face. Besides, collagen is also good for bones, joints, hair and nail growth too!

Rachael October 31, 2016 at 9:44 am

We are for sure going to try these recipes. Thanks for sharing!! Xoxo

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:59 am

Hi Rachael! Yes, I love this green juice recipe and it tastes just like Nektar, but it’s organic! =)

Stephanie October 31, 2016 at 10:06 am

I have a terrible vitamin deficiency and my health is all over the place. I should definitely try something like this to help me stay on track! Thanks for sharing – that smoothie sounds delish!

Stephanie //

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 11:02 am

Once you get into a routine of taking vitamins and even making a smoothie every morning or evening, it will become routine. =)

Raysa Garcia October 31, 2016 at 11:43 am

This looks so delicious and super healthy! I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Thanks for sharing beauty!
Xx, Raysa

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Hi Raysa, it really is a great juice recipe and helps to add that glow to your skin. Try adding the collagen too to make it even better!

Lauren October 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Awesome, thanks so much for sharing! I have been really wanting to try adding collagen to my diet with a product similar to this because I know it helps keep skin looking young! I wonder if it is safe for pregnancy though…Well either way definitely something i want to try after I have my babe in December!

Blame it on Barneys

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Ohhh good question regarding pregnancy! I think it is always better to err on the safe side and wait until you have your baby, but it is definitely something that could also help with your recovery as your body fuses back together after delivering.

Maryam October 31, 2016 at 3:45 pm

This review was great! Now I really want to try it out.

xo, Maryam

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Hi Maryam, yes go try it out, you won’t be disappointed and your skin will thank you! =)

Jenn Hanft October 31, 2016 at 6:27 pm

This sounds so amazing!! I need to try some for my skin 🙂 Also, I definitely need to try having a liquid breakfast sometime. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I love smoothies!

XO Jenn

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Honestly, I find that juicing or smoothies are the best way for me to get my daily vitamins and then I don’t have to worry about it so much afterwards. Any after that is like a bonus!

Mel October 31, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Wow, I have been obsessed with skin care lately and I love this post!

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:55 pm

I am always obsessed with skincare and would do anything and try everything to fight aging! =)

caprice bianca October 31, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Thanks for sharing this! I recently stared juicing and I’ve been buying from a juice shop but they can break the bank. I would love to make them myself in the mornings and try the collagen. I have a coffee and a glass of water for breakfast and sometimes juice if I buy it the day before. I’m going to have to make a Trader Joe’s run in the US soon since we don’t have in Toronto. I get all my nuts and dried fruits there! Appreciate the recipes.

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:57 pm

When I started juicing, it was a lot of work, but it definitely adds up if you are buying one everyday. Also, depending on where you get your juices, they may not be organic. This recipe is definitely less sugar than the purchased ones as they use more apples to make the juice sweeter and create more juice.

Michelle Sun October 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm

What a detailed post babe and I love how you added recipes to make your drinks! <3 I've definitely come across this brand before and it's great to hear what you think about it! I always trust my friends and fellow bloggers' opinions when it comes to product reviews 🙂

– Michelle Sun

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:58 pm

I actually have been using Vital Proteins for several months now and I am truly a fan. I would not work with them if I didn’t believe in the products they sell. I have tried and continue to use Vital Proteins products in my daily life and can personally say that I am healthier overall adding these supplements to my food.

Linh Dao October 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Thanks for sharing your routine! I should give this a try! Looks so delicious!


dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm

Yes Linh, give it a try. I think it is never too early to start a healthy routine and fight aging.

lydia webb October 31, 2016 at 10:37 pm

I was just thinking today I needed to add some collagen supplements to my diet! Thanks so much for the recs! If it will keep me looking youthful like you, I am totally on board!!! 🙂

xo, Lydia

dailykongfidence October 31, 2016 at 11:03 pm

You already are youthful and have gorgeous skin Lydia, but adding more collagen in one’s diet never hurt.

Tina October 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm

What a great idea to add this to your morning routine! What a huge energy booster!


dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Getting all the veggies and collagen in the morning makes it easy and you don’t have to worry about it later!

jasna November 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

This sounds so good, I have to try them , I also try to stick to a daily routine but it can be difficult with my lifestyle 😉 xx

dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

I agree, changing up your routine can be hard so I try to prep everything at night so that all I have to do is juice it in the morning.

Aldora November 1, 2016 at 6:39 am

Wow that looks real yummy and healthy too! Thanks for sharing Christine xx

dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Thanks Aldora, it is actually very tasty and good for you!

Siffat Haider November 1, 2016 at 7:25 am

I just turned 25 a couple of months back and am so paranoid about aging lol. I definitely need to try this!

dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Ahhh, you are still so young and youthful! But I agree that you can never start too early on anti-aging products and just taking care of your body.

Mariann Yip November 1, 2016 at 8:19 am

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about collagen protein and definitely want to check this out. Thanks for sharing babes 🙂


dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Mariann, it is a must for us women especially as we try to fight aging. I love this stuff because it goes into your body and is reflecting out. Definitely look into it babe!

Cynthia November 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

Going to have to try this juice recipe girl! Looks so good! 🙂 Great post lady!


dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

It is so easy to make once you get into a routine and adding that extra boost of collagen really helps every day!

Andreea Birsan November 1, 2016 at 11:36 am

This sounds like a great energy booster! Will try it out. Have a lovely week! <3


dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

It really is Andreea! Have a lovely week as well!

Erin November 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm

This sounds great! need to try it out xx, Erin –

dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Thanks Erin. Hope you are having a great week so far!

Tania November 1, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Wow you seem to live such a healthy lifestyle! I haven’t heard of taking collagen as as a supplement before, do you really feel/see a result?

xx freshfizzle

dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm

I try Tania. It’s something that I have to keep as a routine since I do love my sweets and baked goods. I try to workout consistently although it’s been a challenge lately and I also try to eat pretty healthy. I do feel like my skin is clearer and I am not as sore after workouts when taking this collagen. I have been taking these Vital Protein powders for over three months now and I like the way it has changed my skin and overall well being.

Jessi Malay November 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Thanks for sharing this babe!! Collagen is so important especially to start from a young age!! I usually stick to Collagen in my skincare routine, but it’s so interesting to learn new and exciting ways to incorporate it into your body!! <3

XO, Jessi
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dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 9:03 am

Thanks Jessi. I definitely add collagen whenever I can including on my skincare products, but it is nice to know that it is also going into my body and being absorbed with Vital Proteins.

Lauren November 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Do you have a coupon code?

dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 9:05 am

Hi Lauren, thanks for asking. I don’t, but if you shop my links you can get free shipping with Amazon Prime. =)

Cece Lam November 1, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Wow this is some crucial knowledge!! Thank you for sharing w us 🙂 you have flawless skin always!!

dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 9:09 am

It is, isn’t it?! You wouldn’t think of eating collagen but it totally helps to get the glow from the inside out!

samira November 1, 2016 at 11:45 pm

thanks for sharing this! collagen is super important and love learning how you incorporate it in your lifestyle!

xo, samira

dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 9:09 am

Thanks Samira, it really is crucial to us as we start to get older and something our body needs more and more of!

Sarah-Allegra November 2, 2016 at 12:38 am

That sounds so interesting! Thank you so much for sharing your smoothie recipe, Christine!

xx Sarah-Allegra

dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 9:10 am

Your very welcome Sarah-Allegra!

Natalia K November 2, 2016 at 6:21 am

I also have a shake/smoothie for breakfast and in the past have taken collagen I think it’s very important to look after your skin hair and nails especially when you get older and you have inspired me to start taking a collagen supplement again

dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 9:11 am

Good for you Natalia! I think in the long run it will be super beneficial and make you feel better all over.

Darlene November 2, 2016 at 10:41 am

Beautiful photos and would love to try ordering this product!

dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Hi Darlene! Yes they are easy to order and you will definitely enjoy using this powder in your daily routine.

Danielle November 2, 2016 at 10:43 am

I love a good juice drink with fresh fruits and I always try to add something good to boost it through the day. This one looks delicious so I gotta check them out now!

Danielle | <3

dailykongfidence November 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Thanks Danielle! I agree, anytime you can add a little boost, why not? I hope you like it because I truly am a fan!

Nuclear Glitter November 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Wow, I have to try it

dailykongfidence November 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

Thank you, you must look into it! =)

aubrey ballard November 2, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Can’t wait to try these out! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m already starting to show my age, so I’ll do anything I can to improve that!

Aubrey |

dailykongfidence November 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

Hi Aubrey, you are so silly and look amazing, but I also agree that it is never too early to start preventing signs of aging. Definitely look into Vital Protein’s amazing line of collagen boosters and you won’t be disappointed!

Sophie November 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Seems like a nice recipe. Thanks for your informative post. Very helpful.

dailykongfidence November 8, 2016 at 12:47 am

Thanks Sophie, the juice is really good and the added collagen helps a lot!

Warren November 3, 2016 at 11:31 pm

A great recipe and totally agree with the liquid brekkie in the morning I never have the time to do the whole cereal thing. This looks like a good recipe and the pictures are great 🙂

dailykongfidence November 8, 2016 at 12:47 am

Thanks Warren. Liquid breakfasts are easy and can be taken on the go which I like plus the added fruits and veggies.

Deddeh Howard November 5, 2016 at 11:05 am

I agree with you, I’m pretty routine as well when it come to my daily intake of vitamins and natural supplements. You have to, it’s so good for you.

Danielle November 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

Being close to the big 3-0, I definitely need to get on this bandwagon ASAP! Like you, I am a creature of habit; hopefully I can get into the habit of introducing these into my daily routine!! Thanks for sharing love.

xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

Bernice November 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

I’ve been interested in trying a collagen supplement for some time now. Like you said, there are many out there but they have a taste. I’ll definitely consider this brand now!—Jamaican-Rum-Jerk-Diner

Lily November 5, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Oh I’ve heard amazing things about these! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes – definitely coming back to this when I grab some!

Samantha Mariko November 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

thanks for sharing this product! I’m not knowledgeable about supplements, so this was a good article to read:)

Jessie November 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

I need this! Now that is getting cold, my skin has starting to get dry. I need those peptides to boost my collagen levels 🙂


Yuena November 5, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Oh dayam. Will definitely need to follow this after I have the baby!

With Love,

Jordan Chapman November 6, 2016 at 1:20 am

Never tried collagen, but I may want to try it!

sharon November 6, 2016 at 1:57 am

I am definitely also a routine person! Thanks for posting the awesome recipes, sounds like a product I’d love to try 🙂
<3, Sharon

Helen Chik November 6, 2016 at 1:57 am

I use to be so routine oriented but since going full time I’ve been struggling to implement a routine! You always have amazing skin so I’m going to have to try this at some point!!

Helen xx

Marcy November 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

Definitely need to get some vitamin so this product sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing

Daria November 6, 2016 at 9:56 am

It sounds really good!!!!


Mara Calli November 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

I’ve never tried something like this but I’m really tempted to!

Kreshma November 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Thank you so much for this post and I love reading health tips related post !! I will give it a try for sure

Kathryn November 6, 2016 at 7:01 pm

I always have a liquid breakfast too 😉 This sounds like the coolest supplement!! I’ve never heard of adding collagen to drinks before — this seems like such a fun way to improve beauty/health. Thank you for sharing this — I’ll have to check out more of their products!
Xx, Kathryn

emily November 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Oh I have heard about this before, I definitely need to try! I’m not getting any younger! ha
x Emily

Yasmin November 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm

Sometimes a little supplemental help is all you need to boost your health. Love that you can’t taste that it’s there.

xx Yasmin

Adelina November 6, 2016 at 10:32 pm

In love with collagen over here as well babe! And I am about to try these goodies and can’t wait! I love that you add them to almost anything!! So good!! And so good for you! You always glow and look flawless!! Xox, Adelina

Rachel November 7, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Oh these products sound amazing. I need to try.
xoxo, Rachel

francesca November 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm

watt i didn’t even know this existed!!! yes thanks for this info boo
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