Collagen supplements and powders have been the rage lately and especially within the last year from putting it in your water to your coffee and much more. Collagen is a major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles (1)
It is an abundant protein in your body that plays an important role in your health and aiding in bringing vitality back into your skin. As we age our collagen production reduces but there are foods we eat that help increase production like bone broth, chicken, egg whites, fish/shellfish, citrus fruits & increase Vitamin C (2). Also eating more of a balanced Whole Foods Diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help reduce premature aging but eating too many sugars, refined carbohydrates, and processed foods can accelerate aging. (3 4)
For today’s #WellnessWednesday I have added a quick smoothie recipe that you can throw in your collagen powder or even your protein powder that has collagen included. This recipe is also great without anything but fruit and your milk of choice.
Prep time-5 minutes
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Banana (frozen)
- 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1/3 oz Collagen Powder
- 1 tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Leftovers-Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one day or freeze into popsicles to enjoy later.
More Flavor-Add honey or maple syrup to taste. Garnish with more shredded coconut.
Make it Vegan-Omit the collagen powder.
More Veggies-Add spinach, kale, frozen cauliflower or zucchini.
No Collagen-Use protein powder instead.
|Calories 279||Fat 6g||Saturated 3g||Polyunsat 1g||Monosat 2g|
|Carbs 50g||Fiber 9g||Sugar 25g||Protein 12g||Cholesterol 0|
|Sodium 187mg||Potas 789mg||Calc 498mg||Vit C 101mg||Iron 3mg|
What are your favorite way to boost your collagen? Have a certain brand you prefer or a certain protein powder that has collagen in the ingredients you would like to share in the comments?
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