“You are what you eat”
I am always looking for beautiful gut enhancing recipes to incorporate into my lifestyle. This Collagen Beauty Bowl is a perfect example of something that will not only taste divine but is a deliciously healthy recipe to have under your wing.
The relationship between your mind, skin and gut is inextricably linked by what we eat and drink on a daily basis. Incorporating collagen boosting foods (like I have below) is a great way to combat ageing.
Why this Collagen Beauty Bowl is beautiful inside and out:
Why? Magnesium helps to cleanse and detox our bodies and skin (so if you are facing that extra special breakout – opt for foods rich in magnesium!) Increasing your magnesium intake, have more chances in treating allergic reactions or skin conditions such as eczema.
Eat more: Bananas, leafy greens, cacao, avocados, pumpkin seeds.
Why? An increase in prebiotics makes for a happy gut, that help fuel the growth of good gut bacteria.
Eat more: Berries, bananas, seeds, broccoli.
Why? If you and your family aren’t already, get yourself savvy with what probiotics are. Probiotics are an essential element that keeps your gut microbiota in check, alleviating oxidative stress on your body and in turn your skin. When you have a healthy gut environment, your body flourishes, making for that healthy and happy skin to shine.
Eat more: Probiotic supplements (I take a tablet every morning, along with a sprinkle of Natures Way probiotic powder in my shakes), Fermented food like kefir, yoghurt, kombucha, kimchi.
Why? A very important part of slowing down the ageing process, along with helping combat harmful free radicals that cause inflammation and the breakdown of collagen
Eat more: Look for bright colourful vegetables and fruit, green tea, seeds (chia, flaxseeds).
Why? Helps reduce an enzyme made by free radicals that creates a breakdown of collagen.
Eat more: : Blackberries, raspberries, pecans, cranberries, pomegranate, strawberries.
Collagen Beauty Bowl
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen blackberries
½ cup frozen raspberries
12 Frozen coconut water cubes
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
¼ cup filtered water
1 tablespoon Natures Way Beauty Smoothie
1 heaped tablespoon Natures Way Probiotic
1 tablespoon Natures Way Acai powder
Small handful of baby spinach
1 teaspoon chia seeds
This one is so easy, you’ll love it!
- Chuck all ingredients (excluding the toppings) into a blender. I love my Kenwood.
Blitz until your desired consistency!
- Top with your favourite topping ingredients (or use mine as an example!)
Tip: You can pop this collagen beauty bowl in a takeaway drinking jar to have for a quick breakfast.
This recipe will be naturally high in sugar, so this isn’t an everyday recipe, more of a once a week kind of thing!
To get your kids (or your inner child) gleaming when eating, use cookie cutters to make shapes. To make your meal that little bit more special.