We use Dr. Axe's Multi-Collagen Protein and doTERRA's PB Assist Jr. in our smoothies to make sure our bodies stay healthy & well put together.

Completely Change Up Your Morning Smoothie

In our household we’re awake at the first sign of light sneaking through the blinds and the sound of a pidder padder from our toddler’s feet running toward our bedroom door. Time? Early. Sometimes too early!

To really wake us up and get out bodies and minds moving, we like to concoct healthy protein smoothies. All smoothies are a little different based on dietary needs and restrictions, but two ingredients we all have in common: Dr. Axe’s Multi Collagen Protein and doTERRA’s PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder.

Why we love Dr. Axe’s Multi Collagen Protein:

We all feel healthier and stronger than ever before! Collagen is like glue for our bodies, keeping us old folks stuck together. FOR-EV-ER. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my daily yoga poses. Think: strong, balanced, twig.

There are five different collagen types in 1 large bottle and there is absolutely no weird flavor or powdery clumps when added to our smoothies.

Why we love doTERRA’s PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder:

Our digestive tract has about 100 trillion probiotic bacteria! When we think of bacteria, we usually think that they are unhealthy and that we should rid our bodies of all of them. However, our digestive system also contains good bacteria that can play a very important role in our digestive and immune health.*

PB Assist Jr. provides 5 billion live cells of 6 strains of friendly flora selected for both

Our digestive tract has about 100 trillion probiotic bacteria, sometimes referred to as microbiota, microbiome, or microflora. That’s 10 times more than the total number of cells that make up the entire human body! When we think of bacteria, we usually think that they are unhealthy and that we should rid our bodies of all of them. However, our digestive system also contains good or healthy bacteria that can play a very important role in our digestive and immune health.* In our gut, we have “good” bacteria and we have “bad” bacteria and it’s always optimal to make sure that the good outnumber the bad. When we do this, the good bacteria can help lower the number of bad bacteria and provide an environment that is conducive for not only digestive health but immune health as well.* In order to promote microflora balance, many health experts recommend eating fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir but probiotic supplementation can also be very beneficial.*
PB Assist Jr is a powdered probiotic supplement designed for children or adults who have trouble swallowing pills. It includes 5 billion live cells of a unique blend of six different probiotic strains, specifically selected for their benefits among children. These probiotics have been blended into a delicious powder that can be poured directly into the mouth for a fun and tasty way to integrate probiotics into anyone’s daily routine.*

their unique stability at room temperature as well as their remarkable ability to survive the harsh extremes of acidity, alkalinity, and digestive enzymes in the digestive system.

• Includes prebiotic FOS to help sustain a healthy balance of beneficial friendly flora*
• Maintains healthy intestinal microflora balance*
• Supports healthy functioning of the digestive and immune systems*
• Supports the health of the GI tract, particularly the intestines and colon*
• Helps support optimal metabolism and absorption of nutrients*
• Probiotic administration during childhood offers a means of promoting healthy microflora balance and favorably supporting immune and gastrointestinal system function*
• Probiotic consumption during childhood has established health benefits and may support long-term well-being*
• Maintaining a healthy GI tract is also important for healthy brain and nervous system function*
• Promotes healthy lung and respiratory tract function*
• Contributes to an internal balance and support for the health of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract, as well as the female reproductive system*

This powder has an amazing taste! If you’re a grown up who would rather take an encapsulated supplement, doTERRA has a time-released capsule that provides the same benefits as the powder. We prefer the powder form because our toddler loves the tastes straight from the sachet, as do we!

Now I want to share my absolute favorite concoction, as well as my toddler’s high protein, vitamin & mineral smoothie recipe (no PediSure in this household!).

Kim’s Breakfast Smoothie Recipe:
½ organic banana
½ organic cucumber
½ cup organic berries of choice
¼ cup kale
¼ cup pineapple
1 tbsp milled flax seeds (sprouted provides more health benefits)
½ cup canned coconut milk (less ingredients the better!)
¼ cup filtered water
1 scoop Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein
1 sachet doTERRA PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder
drizzle raw local honey

Toddler’s Smoothie Recipe:
½ organic banana
½ organic cucumber
½ cup organic berries of choice
1 tbsp kale
¼ cup pineapple
1 tsp milled flax seed (sprouted provides more health benefits)
½ cup canned coconut milk (less ingredients the better!)
½-1 scoop Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein
½ sachet doTERRA PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder
1 tsp doTERRA IQ Mega Omega 3 supplement
1 tablet doTERRA a2z chewable supplement

In the toddler’s smoothie, there are 2 additional supplements I’d like to touch on because they are SO totally worth mentioning.

Why we love doTERRA’s IQ Mega Omega 3:

First off: NO FISH TASTE OR SMELL! There is a fresh orange flavor of doTERRA Wild Orange CPTG® essential oil. IQ Mega contains the essential nutrients DHA and EPA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function.*

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are nutrients required for many key functions in the human body, including cell growth, brain development, muscle activity, immune function, joint health, and many others.* While some fatty acids can be produced inside the body, essential fatty acids cannot be produced by our bodies; we have to rely on the food we eat to supply us with these important nutrients.Two primary essential fatty acids are omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Modern science suggests that, for optimal health, humans should consume a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of omega-6 fatty acids in vegetable oils and our increasing consumption of fried and fatty foods, the Western diet includes omega-6 fatty acids in a ratio as high as 15 to 1. While our diets must include some omega-6 fatty acids as essential nutrients for life, the disproportionate consumption of omega-6 fatty acids as well as unhealthy hydrogenated or trans fats has been linked to major health problems. Studies also link low intake of omega-3 fatty acids to a higher prevalence of mental health issues. Conversely, there is an enormous body of scientific information supporting the health benefits of increasing the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that increasing omega-3 fatty acid consumption has a positive effect on cardiovascular health and brain function, and helps support a normal immune response.* Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has also been shown to have a positive impact on joint health, mobility, and skin health.* The Omega-3 nutrient DHA is essential to support nerve cell communication throughout the brain, eyes, and nervous system.* As a determinant of brain growth and performance, DHA promotes normal memory, concentration, attention control, alertness, and positive mood.* A constant supply of DHA is also required for the retina and macula to deliver healthy vision.* The many roles of DHA make it one of the brain’s most important molecules. Restoring the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is an important step in keeping your body healthy. This can be done by decreasing your intake of foods high in omega-6 fatty acids and increasing your intake of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish is an excellent source of dietary omega-3 fatty acids, but omega-3s can also be found in canola oil and the oils of some nuts and seeds. Because of growing anxiety over the levels of toxins and heavy metals present in many of the world’s oceans, daily fish consumption as a source of omega-3 fatty acids is not acceptable to some consumers. As a solution, one daily serving of IQ Mega® provides 1,300 mg of pure, micro-filtered marine lipids with 900 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA omega-3 essential fatty acids tested to exceed the requirements for toxins and heavy metals.
doTERRA IQ Mega takes the fishy taste out of fish oil and puts the fresh orange flavor of doTERRA Wild Orange CPTG® essential oil in this great tasting and easy-to-swallow omega-3 supplement providing 1,300 mg of concentrated, omega-3 fatty acids per serving. IQ Mega contains the essential nutrients DHA and EPA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function.* IQ Mega is formulated to be used daily by children and adults with dōTERRA a2z Chewable™ tablets.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are nutrients required for many key functions in the human body, including cell growth, brain development, muscle activity, immune function, joint health, and many others.* While some fatty acids can be produced inside the body, essential fatty acids cannot be produced by our bodies; we have to rely on the food we eat to supply us with these important nutrients.

Two primary essential fatty acids are omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Modern science suggests that, for optimal health, humans should consume a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of omega-6 fatty acids in vegetable oils and our increasing consumption of fried and fatty foods, the Western diet includes omega-6 fatty acids in a ratio as high as 15 to 1. While our diets must include some omega-6 fatty acids as essential nutrients for life, the disproportionate consumption of omega-6 fatty acids as well as unhealthy hydrogenated or trans fats has been linked to major health problems.

Studies also link low intake of omega-3 fatty acids to a higher prevalence of mental health issues.

Conversely, there is an enormous body of scientific information supporting the health benefits of increasing the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that increasing omega-3 fatty acid consumption has a positive effect on cardiovascular health and brain function, and helps support a normal immune response.* Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has also been shown to have a positive impact on joint health, mobility, and skin health.*

The Omega-3 nutrient DHA is essential to support nerve cell communication throughout the brain, eyes, and nervous system.* As a determinant of brain growth and performance, DHA promotes normal memory, concentration, attention control, alertness, and positive mood.* A constant supply of DHA is also required for the retina and macula to deliver healthy vision.* The many roles of DHA make it one of the brain’s most important molecules.

Because of growing anxiety over the levels of toxins and heavy metals present in many of the world’s oceans, daily fish consumption as a source of omega-3 fatty acids is not acceptable to some consumers. As a solution, one daily serving of IQ Mega® provides 1,300 mg of pure, micro-filtered marine lipids with 900 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA omega-3 essential fatty acids tested to exceed the requirements for toxins and heavy metals.

Why we love doTERRA’s a2z chewable tablet:

Again, another supplement that tastes amazing! There is no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. How often do you see this in the supermarket aisles?

Cellular stress is predominately from free-radicals that attach to other healthy molecules and can cause damage. Cells are equipped to defend against free radical damage by employing electron-rich molecules called antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E and others (such as those in the superfood and Alpha CRS®+ blends) to neutralize free-radical molecules.* In addition to providing exogenous antioxidant protection against free-radical damage, the polyphenols in doTERRA a2z Chewable also support endogenous production and recycling of antioxidants made by the body.* doTERRA a2z Chewable also supports healthy cell function by providing antioxidant protection to cellular DNA.*  In addition to antioxidants, doTERRA a2z Chewable includes a cellular energy blend of B vitamins, which are important metabolic factors of cellular energy.* A growing body of evidence shows no matter how much we eat, we are obtaining less of the essential nutrients vital for optimal health than we have in the past. doTERRA a2z Chewable provides a balanced, high-quality supplement formulated to provide the essential micronutrients known to support optimal vitality and wellness that may be insufficient in your or your child’s diet.* doTERRA a2z Chewable is ideal for children as well as adults that prefer chewable tablets. The chewable tastes great and is perfect for those looking to increase their consumption of essential nutrients and antioxidants that support healthy cell development and longevity.*
doTERRA a2z Chewable is a proprietary formula of ingredients developed with children and adults who have difficulty swallowing capsules in mind. Combining a blend of B vitamins with a blend of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as botanical extracts, doTERRA a2z Chewable supports healthy cell development and longevity when taken daily.* doTERRA a2z Chewable is formulated to be used with doTERRA Wild Orange-flavored IQ Mega™ Omega-3 fish oil as a comprehensive dietary supplement that supports healthy immunity and cognitive function as well as antioxidant protection.*

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty details of this supplement.

Cellular stress is predominately from free-radicals that attach to other healthy molecules and can cause damage. Cells are equipped to defend against free radical damage by employing electron-rich molecules called antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E and others (such as those in the superfood and Alpha CRS®+ blends) to neutralize free-radical molecules.* In addition to providing exogenous antioxidant protection against free-radical damage, the polyphenols in doTERRA a2z Chewable also support endogenous production and recycling of antioxidants made by the body.* doTERRA a2z Chewable also supports healthy cell function by providing antioxidant protection to cellular DNA.*

In addition to antioxidants, doTERRA a2z Chewable includes a cellular energy blend of B vitamins, which are important metabolic factors of cellular energy.* A growing body of evidence shows no matter how much we eat, we are obtaining less of the essential nutrients vital for optimal health than we have in the past. doTERRA a2z Chewable provides a balanced, high-quality supplement formulated to provide the essential micronutrients known to support optimal vitality and wellness that may be insufficient in your or your child’s diet.* doTERRA a2z Chewable is ideal for children as well as adults that prefer chewable tablets. The chewable tastes great and is perfect for those looking to increase their consumption of essential nutrients and antioxidants that support healthy cell development and longevity.*

Well there you have it! Our daily smoothies are full of yummy tummy nutrients and we’d love to hear your favorite smoothie recipes below in our comment section!

Many blessings for a Happy Gut Life!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

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