If you have social media, namely Instagram and Pinterest, you’ve probably seen a post or two (or several) featuring a brightly-colored and delicious-looking collagen drink. Beauty bloggers have championed collagen drinks as a simple way to support younger-looking skin.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a natural, fibrous and structural protein that binds cell tissue together. Much of the body’s connective tissues require collagen to help them maintain their integrity and shape, including the:
- Skin, and
Collagen and Beauty
By our mid-20s, the body’s natural collagen production slows down by 1 to 1.5 percent each year. This is one reason older adults experience more joint pain, wrinkling skin and weaker hair and nails. Many people incorporate collagen supplements to aid their body’s natural collagen production and therefore enhance their beauty from within the body.
What Is a Collagen Drink?
A collagen drink typically consists of fruits and vegetables and a liquid base. A hydrolysed form of collagen or collagen peptides is then mixed in to create a delicious and natural beauty-boosting beverage! Check out this recipe for a beauty-boosting berry turmeric collagen shake!
Beauty Boosting Berry Turmeric Collagen Shake
½ cup frozen raspberries
½ cup frozen blackberries
1 large banana, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. BareOrganics Turmeric Root Powder
2 tbsps. BIOVEA Collagen Powder
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Pinch of salt
- Put all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth, adding a teaspoon or two of filtered water if you find it too thick.
- Serve immediately or watch the color turn from raspberry to turmeric in front of very eyes!
Collagen supplements are available in a variety of forms, not just powders! If you’re interested in incorporating collagen into your beauty routine, click here to see all that BIOVEA has to offer!