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Collagen Peptides: Everything You Need to Know

Collagen is known to have benefits for the skin, hair and nails, and it’s also been linked with a host of other health and wellbeing benefits, including helping you to get a good night’s sleep.

 

Did you know that collagen is actually the most prevalent protein in our bodies? It accounts for approximately 30% of the body’s total protein content, and it plays a crucial role in keeping our skin elastic, firm and hydrated.

 

Our collagen supply naturally begins to decline as we get older, but you can increase the amount in your body with Garden of Life’s collagen peptides powder, which can easily be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

What are collagen peptides?

 

Collagen peptides are the vessels that deliver the benefits associated with collagen to your body.

 

Collagen itself is formed of a chain of amino acids or proteins, which form strong fibres to support essential structures within the body. Peptides are strings of different amino acids and are therefore able to deliver multiple health benefits.

 

Collagen peptides are the key ingredient in our Garden of Life Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides Powder, and there are also 12g of collagen peptides in every serving of our Collagen Beauty Powder, which is available in Cranberry Pomegranate and Strawberry Lemonade flavours.

 

 

 

Garden of Life Collagen Beauty Powder also contains vitamin C, which is known for its ability to help skin look brighter, providing further support to your skin. Biotin is another key ingredient and can contribute to maintaining normal skin and hair.

Garden of Life’s grass-fed collagen

 

At Garden of Life, we go to extraordinary lengths to make sure that the collagen in our products is grass-fed, from the cleanest possible sources. The cattle that our collagen is sourced from are able to roam free in grassland and are treated in line with the highest ethical standards.

 

We’re proud to say that all of our collagen peptide-based products are also gluten-free, and suitable for anyone following a paleo or keto diet.

 

Our collagen products also contain different strains of live bacteria.

Collagen recipes

 

Our collagen peptides powder can be mixed into hot or cold drinks, including smoothies, and can also be used in baking recipes without affecting their texture. We recommend that one serving of our collagen powders is a single 20g scoop.

 

Here are three great recipes for cooking with collagen to give your skin, hair and nails a boost in a fun, tasty way:

Roasted beet hummus with collagen

 

 

 

 

Ingredients: 

 

  • 400g roasted beets
  • 100g chickpeas
  • 65g tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¼ tbsp pepper
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Collagen Peptides

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • First, cut your beets into cubes, then sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast for 30 minutes
  • Place everything in a food processor, blend until smooth, and top with pine nuts, hemp seeds and chives

Matcha green tea collagen latte

 

matcha latte made with collagen peptides powder

 

Ingredients: 

 

  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 scoop of Garden of Life Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides Powder
  • 1 scoop of Garden of Life Keto Organic MCT Powder
  • 1.5 tsp matcha green tea powder
  •  1tbsp maple syrup or other natural sweetener

 

Method:

 

  • Heat the coconut milk in a pan until steaming
  • Remove the pan from the heat and place in a blender with the remaining ingredients
  • Blend until smooth or whisk everything together until combined

Lemon and blueberry collagen loaf

 

 

 

 

Ingredients: 

 

  • 190g gluten-free baking flour
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g of organic cane sugar
  • 53g of coconut oil melted
  • 3 Tablespoons vegan butter melted
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt
  • 100g frozen blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl, folding in the blueberries and lemon zest
  • Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes
  • Then, reduce the heat to 175°C and bake for another 30 minutes
  • To make the glaze, whisk together 1.5 cups of sifted organic powdered sugar, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1.5 tablespoons of almond milk
  • Pour the glaze over the cooled loaf, then top with the additional lemon zest

 

Get ideas for cooking with Garden of Life’s vegan protein powder here:

 

5 Delicious Ways to Cook with Protein Powder

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2020-06-22 17:36:32By Garden of Life



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