Sexy Collagen Berry Smoothie for Skin
Most of us ladies spend too much money and time taking care of our skin. We buy the most expensive creams, lotions and cleansers to ensure our skin keeps on glowing and stays youthful on the outside. However, what we put inside our bodies is just as important to prevent skin aging, in fact it’s probably more important! Here’s a sexy smoothie for your skin that’s loaded in the good stuff to keep you looking youthful and glowing.
Berries are full of the good stuff. Especially when it comes to the skin. They contain high doses of antioxidants including resveratrol, anthocyanins, ellagic acid and even vitamin C. Berries also have a high antioxidant capacity, which means they’re more potent than other plant antioxidants.
Berries can even help reduce skin wrinkling. Ellagic acid protects the skin by blocking the production of enzymes that breakdown collagen as a result of sun-damage. Collagen is the protein that gives our skin it’s structure and keeps it firm. When collagen is damaged, the skin will sag and wrinkles will form.
Why You Need Collagen in Your Life:
Collagen is the primary protein that makes up the structure of our skin; it also helps keep our skin elasticity and hydration. As we age, our body produces less collagen, this results in the breakdown of the skin structure resulting in sagging, wrinkles and dry skin – ugh!
Supplementing with collagen is one way to elevate our body’s own production of collagen. Supplementation can also increase the production of structural proteins elastin and fibrillin – important components of your skin too!
Studies have shown that supplementing with small doses of collagen, even just 5 g/day for as little as 8-weeks resulted in positive skin changes such as improved skin hydration and reduction in wrinkle depth.
A good diet is also essential when it comes to sexy skin! Here’s a few foods, to keep your skin glowing – go here!
What’s in this Sexy Smoothie for Skin:
Sweet and delish, this sexy smoothie will have you feeling good and looking even better. Here’s what you’ll need.
Collagen Protein– there are different types of collagen available including marine and bovine. Choose one that is unflavored. Collagen protein is bitter, compared to your regular protein, but the berry sweetness will smooth that out nicely.
Mixed Berries – choose a blend of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. These berries provide the most antioxidant punch. They also provide fiber and vitamin C. Use frozen, this will help chill the smoothie.
Splash of Almond Milk – this yummy nut milk will add a boost of vitamin E. This vitamin is a naturally occurring component of health skin that helps defend and protect it against aging, and stress from the environment.
Fresh Orange Juice – This citrus fruit, will add another boost of vitamin C, which is critical for collagen production. Be sure to choose fresh, with no added sugars or preservatives.
Avocado – be sure to pick a ripe avocado that will provide a smooth creamy texture. Avocado is full of glutathionine, a strong antioxidant that can help improve the brightness and tone of the skin.
How to Make This Sexy Smoothie for Skin:
You can use a small blender to make this magic happen. Take all ingredients, add lots of ice, place on high for 20 to 30 seconds, depending how icy you like it! Enjoy!
Sexy Collagen Berry Smoothie for Skin
- ½ cup mixed frozen berries
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 scoop collagen protein powder
- squeeze lime
- ⅛ cup water
- Add all ingredients into a blender, blend on high for 30 seconds or until reaches desired consistency.
- If you find this smoothie is not sweet enough for your liking, you can add a natural plant sweetener like stevia, or even a bit of manuka honey which provides some anti-bacterial protection.
- Add some gluten-free oats and have this smoothie as a quick-on-the-go, nutritious breakfast.
Until Next Time,
Be Fierce & Rule the World!