Collagen is the main component of connective tissues in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons and is the most abundant protein in the human body. As we age the production of collagen declines, thus collagen supplements have been gaining much popularity in recent years. Probably the most popular collagen supplement is the one in powdered form. It is usually made from bones or skin of cows, or scales of fish. It is tasteless and water soluble so it can be added to any hot or cold liquid – like soups, coffee, tea, smoothies or juices. Taking collagen supplements, it is said, helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails, boosts joint health and even treats osteoarthritis and improves digestion.
This soy banana collagen recipe uses marine collagen powder. This smoothie will not only give you the benefits of collagen but also the benefits of banana. This can be your daily beauty-energy smoothie.
• 1 tbsp water-soluble collagen powder
• 4 oz flavored yogurt of your choice
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup of unsweetened soy milk
This recipe takes about 5 minutes to make. Serves 2.
Put all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into serving glasses.
Ideas And Tips:
• You may also use nut milk or other plant-based milk.
• Berries are also great additions for collagen smoothies.
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