A blender, some greens, a handful of berries, a sprinkle of flax seeds, almond butter, yogurt & coconut water. Is there anything else that your smoothie could be missing?
We know of a secret ingredient that can add more protein to your smoothie, reduce inflammation, make wrinkles disappear and heal your gut- collagen peptides!
Collagen peptides are the most abundant protein in the body and provide many benefits. It makes up the connective tissues in the body, provides structure to the skeletal system and is beneficial to the rebuilding and maintenance joints, muscles, skin, and gut lining. The elasticity of these parts of the body depends on the availability of collagen. When your gut lining loses elasticity it can become permeable and cause leaky gut which can worsen your allergy symptoms. When your skin loses elasticity it causes wrinkles!
Because it’s found within the body, supplemental collagen is easy to digest and absorbed into the tissues within 30 minutes. They are derived from collagen protein and are available in powder form from a wide variety of brands. This stuff is not to be confused with gelatin as collagen peptides are cold water soluble and won’t change the texture of your smoothie!
Pro-tip for smoothie makers: Try to have your smoothie close to room temperature. Cold smoothies slow your digestion down and create additional mucus within the body.
Healthy Skin & Gut Healing Smoothie
1 cup spinach
¼ cup coconut water
½ cup frozen berries
½ cup plain, full fat yogurt
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 tablespoon collagen
Place all ingredients in a blender, pour & enjoy!