As readers of Sporteluxe, we trust you’re well acquainted with the benefits of collagen. In its simplest terms, collagen is the fibrous protein responsible for fighting off wrinkles and fine lines and keeping your skin looking and feeling firm, supple and plump (ie. what every woman wants forever). As the most abundant protein present in the human body, it’s also found in our hair and nails.
As we age, our body’s ability to produce collagen starts to decrease, and as a result, the skin starts to lose its elasticity, which is where collagen supplements come in handy to help restore these levels. Here, Teresa Cutter (better known as The Healthy Chef) shares with us her favourite anti-ageing breakfast recipes (including all the antioxidants) to ensure you’re getting your glow on from the inside out.
Collagen Matcha Latte
“I’ve swapped my morning coffee for collagen matcha lattes. This is because collagen is my key component for radiant, healthy skin. Research shows the wonderful benefits of collagen supplementation on skin properties, including hydration, elasticity, reduction of wrinkles, and visible signs of ageing. Combining this with matcha provides an extra dose of antioxidants to support healthy, glowing skin.” Serves 1 Ingredients:
1 teaspoon marine collagen 1 teaspoon matcha green tea 125 ml hot water
125 ml hot almond or drinking coconut milk (unsweetened)
few drops of stevia or honey to taste Method:
1. Combine the Healthy chef’s marine collagen with matcha, hot water and coconut milk in a small pot.
2. Heat gently without boiling and mix well until the powders have mixed through the milk.
3. Pour into your favourite cup and sweeten to taste. Enjoy!
“This is my go-to smoothie that takes only 1 minute to make. It’s delicious and rich in protein, healthy fats, antioxidants and restorative minerals to nourish the body. The perfect start to the day.”
Serves 1 Ingredients:
1 cup berries
1 tablespoon protein powder
1 tablespoon organic superfood 1 cup mineral water
handful of ice
1 teaspoon raw honey or stevia to sweeten Method:
Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and enjoy! For more delicious, healthy recipes, head to www.thehealthychef.com!
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