Green Smoothie Recipe by Lynn Adada
Licensed Nutritionist and Dietitian, Lynn Adada, has prepared a delicious smoothie for you with a secret ingredient. Any guesses? Here’s a hint: it’s a rejuvenating powder. Alright, we’ll tell you. It’s marine collagen powder! Marine collagen powder offers a long list of benefits that benefit you from your hair to your toes. Let’s find out more about collagen and how to consume it in a healthy smoothie.
What is marine collagen powder?
Collagen is the glue holding your body together. It is the most abundant group of proteins found in connective tissue, such as skin and cartilages. It helps provide structure to your bones, muscles, joints, and everything else.
The body starts to make less collagen as you grow older starting from your mid-20s. Not enough collagen supply leads to wrinkles, joint pains, weak muscles, even gut issues. That’s where supplements come in. You can find collagen supplements in the form of pills, cream, or powder. Health expert, Lynn Adada, uses and advises you to use collagen powder instead of pills. The powder is absorbed into your system much quicker than any other form of supplement since you ingest it with your food or drink.
Marine collagen powder, as the name suggests, is sourced from fish. Usually, collagen powder is sourced from pig and cow skins. Recently, more people have been opting for fish collagen for a few different reasons.
What are the benefits of marine collagen powder?
Here are some benefits of collagen powder:
Collagen rejuvenates the skin.
We have all heard about (or tried) facials that activate the collagen under the skin to rejuvenate the face. Collagen powder does the same thing but from the inside out. It stimulates your body to produce its own collagen while smoothing out your wrinkles and reducing dryness.
Collagen reduces hair loss and strengthens nails.
You’ve always heard that hair and nails were connected, but how? It’s because they are made of the same protein. When you take vitamins to help your hair grow, you are also strengthening your nails. Collagen prevents brittleness in nails while helping both hair and nails grow longer and stronger, especially for women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome).
Collagen relieves joint pain.
People suffering from or prone to arthritis, listen up! This is for you. Collagen maintains the health of your cartilage, the rubber-like tissue covering the joints between bones. By doing so, collagen helps relieve pain in your joints. A daily intake of collagen leads to lower inflammation, better support of your joints, and most importantly, reduced pain.
Collagen is rich in good fat.
Good fat is found in food like nuts and avocados, and bad fat is found in butter. Collagen is rich in good fats that may promote weight loss.
For religious reasons, some people aren’t able to use collagen made from pigs and cows because of their faiths. Moreover, some consider marine collagen a more sustainable alternative. The fishing industry often has a lot of unused raw materials from the fish they catch, including the fish skins where marine collagen comes from. So fish collagen offers a more economic and environmentally friendly option for cosmetic companies.
And now on to the recipe. It is best to drink this smoothie in the morning as a healthy breakfast.
You will need a food processor and your favorite tall glass cup.
You will need:
- ½ banana
- ½ orange
- A handful of frozen spinach
- A pinch of ginger
- A pinch of turmeric
- 1 tbsp of chia & flax seeds mix
- 2 tsp of Pure Marine Collagen Powder
You can purchase your own, pure & unflavored marine collagen powder right here on Mint Basil Market!
- 1 cup of water or any plant-based milk of choice
This is the easiest recipe in the history of the world. Add all the ingredients into the food processor, blend them well together, and tada! All done.
How would you make this simple green smoothie? Tell us your ideas. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.