This blue smoothie is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids for the prevention of premature ageing and detoxification of the liver and skin.
It contains flaxseed, an excellent source of fibre to help satiate you, and coconut water, with abundant electrolytes.
The collagen powder can help to slow signs of aging by improving skin elasticity and hydration, improving wrinkles and fine lines, according to a controlled studies. Other studies have shown that consuming collagen regularly can increase bone density in bones weakened with age and can improve joint, back and knee pain.
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body, responsible for forming connective tissue throughout your body, from skin to bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Collagen makes up a whopping 80% of our skin, and one-third of our bones, giving bones their flexibility. Collagen is also the ‘glue’ for our joints and tendons, that keeps us strong and flexible.
Collagen may also be beneficial for soothing inflammation or irritation stemming from an unhealthy gut. your digestive system, repairing damaged cells and the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Helping to treat gastrointestinal symptoms and inflammation, with IBS, acid reflux, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
As we age, our bodies naturally start reducing collagen production, losing collagen each year. This can which results in drier skin, lines, and wrinkles. Sun exposure, smoking and pollution can also accelerate collagen breakdown.
- 1 cup coconut water (no added sugar)
- 1 cup coconut milk (no added sugar)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup mango
- 1 cup of finely chopped spinach (remove any stringy stalks)
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 small avocado
- 1/2 tbsp of collagen powder
- 1 tsp golden flaxseed
Blend all ingredients throughly and serve.