A delightfully light and fruity summer smoothie. The addition of marine collagen powder is optional in this beauty, but research suggests that adding collagen supplements or powders into your daily diet may enhance skin health by way of promoting collagen production. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein, made up of amino acids, or peptides. It literally glues our bones, cartilage, skin, and blood vessels together and makes up about 75% of the dry weight of your skin. When it comes to skin health, collagen provides the volume that keeps skin looking plump and healthy, and helps to keep aging lines at bay. Including collagen supplements or powders into your diet may help to increase the levels of collagen in the body, promoting healthier and smoother skin. Whether you add collagen or not, either way, the antioxidants from the raspberries and peaches will help to fight those nasty free radicals that we know contribute to poor skin health!
1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 fresh peach, chopped
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup vanilla coconut yogurt
- 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of marine collagen powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (optional, if additional sweetness is desired)
Blend all ingredients together in a high-powered blender, and enjoy!
Nutrition Bite: Collagen powders can easily be purchased in health food stores, chemists and even supermarkets. Supplementational collagen powders are usually derived from either animal source (bovine) or marine sourced. They can be simply mixed into water, or blended into a smoothie as either source has a very mild taste.