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Hopefully by now we are all aware of the importance of both protein and collagen in our life. While I have a protein smoothie 3-4 times per week, I also like to make drinks that contain collagen peptides. Collagen peptides have several health benefits, such as boosting the metabolism, helping to increase muscle mass, improving the health of your skin, hair and teeth, reducing joint paint and degradation, supporting the fascial system, and aiding in liver health.
My favorite source of ready-to-drink (or eat) collagen peptides is the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides powder. While you can stir the flavorless powder into anything, I find that I’m kind of particular about what I enjoy it in. I’ve found that I really enjoy a small amount stirred into greek yogurt, or blended into agua fresca. The recipe below is one I’ve been making non-stop this summer. It’s really refreshing on a hot day and is the perfect (healthy) drink for me to sip beside the pool. This recipe has the healthy benefits of water, the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, the strawberries, the fresh lemon/lime juice and also the fresh local honey. Honey created by local bees contains the pollens that are likely in your air, which can help you with even the most subtle of summertime allergies as well as just helping prevent allergy symptoms throughout the season. Cheers! P.S. You can take $10 your order of Vital Proteins when you click here.
10 oz cold water
5 ice cubes
5 whole strawberries
Juice from 1/2 lime or lemon (whatever you have, either is delicious in this recipe!)
1 tbsp local organic honey
1-2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (unflavored) or Vital Proteins Lavender-Lemon Beauty Boost for an extra hit of flavor
Combine in your Nutribullet or blender, blend vigorously, then sip and enjoy!
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[…] I take a collagen supplement. Proper hydration isn’t possible without this funny, saran-wrap like material found throughout our body called fascia. It surrounds every ligament, muscle, and cell, and the fascial system helps move water throughout our body to all the systems that need it. It also plays a vital role in helping our brain communicate with the rest of our body. The more hydrated this tissue is, the more efficiently and effectively our brain can communicate, clear cellular waste, and disperse water. Fascial tissue is made up almost entirely of a protein called collagen (the most prevalent protein in the human body!) and we start to produce less collagen after the age of 25. Taking a collagen supplement can help replenish your supply so that your fascial tissue stays supple and it also has the added benefit of helping your skin, hair, lashes, and nails look their absolute best! I take Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and love them as a quick morning shot or in agua fresca. […]
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