Creative Ways to Enjoy Collagen

July 18, 2019

What provides structural benefits and can be enjoyed in a smoothie?

You guessed it, collagen! 

 

Collagen is an important component of cartilage and is one of the body's most abundant proteins! It is important for our joints, skin, hair, nails... and it may even provide support for the cell to cell junctions in our gut! 

 

This all sounds great, but how can we enjoy it on a day to day basis? Gratefully, Nature's Sunshine offers a pure source of collagen peptides that can creatively be enjoyed in the following foods: soup, hot beverages, smoothies, chia pudding and even hummus! 

Here is a link to my online store to learn more about collagen and even try some for yourself! 

Happy cooking! 

 

 

Collagen & Superfood Smoothie

 

8 oz water

½ to 1 cup ice 

½ to 1 packet Solstic Immune

1 Tablespoon Thai Go

1 Tablespoon Ionic Minerals

1 scoop Love and Peas Sugar Free protein powder

1 scoop NSP Collagen powder 

 

Simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend well. Enjoy! 

(You could also use this as a base and add avocado, frozen greens, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Collagen Chia Cup {Carrot Cake}

(pictured above)

 

2 Tablespoons chia seeds 

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 scoop Love and Peas Sugar Free protein powder

½ to 1 scoop NSP Collagen powder

Liquid stevia, to taste

1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk 

1 carrot, shredded (½ cup)

chopped walnuts on top, if desired

 

In a glass jar or container, mix all the dry ingredients together with a fork, then add in the stevia, milk and carrots. Stir well and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight. Top with the walnuts if desired. Enjoy as a snack or quick breakfast! 

 

 

Collagen Chia Cup {Cacao}

 

1 Tablespoon chia seeds 

1 Tablespoon cacao powder

½ scoop Love and Peas Sugar Free protein powder

½ to 1 scoop NSP Collagen powder

½ to 1 Tablespoon Liquid Chlorophyll ES

Liquid stevia, to taste

¼ cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk 

Coconut flakes or chopped walnuts on top, if desired

 

In a glass jar or container, mix all the dry ingredients together with a fork, then add in the stevia, chlorophyll and milk. Stir well and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight. Top with the coconut or walnuts if desired. Enjoy as a snack or quick breakfast! 

 

 

Dessert Hummus with Collagen 

 

1 can garbanzo beans

¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

2 Tablespoons almond butter

¼ teaspoon almond extract

¼ teaspoon stevia

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 Tablespoons cacao powder (or you can try carob powder)   

1 scoop NSP Collagen powder

 

Simply place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy. 

Enjoy with carrot sticks, jicama, or almond flour crackers! 

 

 

 

 

 

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