Did you know that your skin is usually the first part of your body to show signs of aging?
Incredibly sensitive to free radical damage from factors like pollution, diet, and environmental chemicals, our skin tends to take quite a beating in today's modern world.
We're constantly being bombarded by skin-damaging pollutants, both internal and external, that can leave us with more visible fine lines and wrinkles, under eye circles, hyperpigmentation, breakouts, and dryness.
So what's the ultimate skin-saving tool that can prevent these signs of premature skin aging? Following a healthy lifestyle will surely help keep your complexion looking vibrant and youthful, for starters.
However, there are two things that are absolutely crucial when it comes to protecting your skin from free radical damage: ANTIOXIDANTS and COLLAGEN.
Besides drinking plenty of water and getting adequate sleep, amping up antioxidants and collagen in your diet will keep you looking (and feeling) years younger. Here's why...
The primary function of antioxidants is to prevent oxidative stress and free radical damage in the body. Getting more antioxidants in your diet from natural sources (such as the berries, spinach, almond, and hemp seeds in this recipe) can slow, and even possibly reverse, damage to your skin.
Collagen is your body's primary protein and building block of your skin, tendons, muscles, bones, ligaments, hair, nails, and entire skeleton. It's essentially the "glue" that holds you together.
Made up of essential amino acids, decreasing levels of collagen after age 30 has a dramatic impact on skin aging. Adding more collagen to your diet has been shown to boost skin elasticity, plumpness, and hydration, and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
Add an extra dose of both antioxidants and collagen into your healthy routine to slow your skin's aging process and protect against oxidative damage.
One of the easiest and most convenient ways to incorporate this healthy aging routine into your routine is with a nutrient-packed collagen smoothie each morning, like this recipe below!
Packed with collagen, protein, fiber, and antioxidants, this youth-boosting Primal Collagen Power Smoothie includes Primal Collagen as its key ingredient. Featuring pure hydrolyzed, grass-fed bovine collagen, Primal Collagen may help promote hair growth, boost skin's elasticity, protect healthy joints, and strengthen nails.
Although it's most effective when taken first thing in the morning as part of your healthy morning routine, this collagen smoothie is also a perfect pre-workout energy boost, afternoon pick-me-up, low-calorie snack, or creamy late-night treat.
In only a few minutes, you can easily blend these ingredients together to supercharge your health and provide your body everything it needs to protect against premature skin aging.
Feeling extra motivated? Add a handful of organic spinach or kale to incorporate more alkaline greens, or mix in a spoonful of almond butter for extra protein.
Healthy Aging Collagen Smoothie
- 3/4 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- Handful of hemp seeds
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- 3/4 cup mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
- 1 scoop Primal Collagen
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon almond butter (optional)
- Handful of organic kale or spinach (optional)
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high until completely smooth. Pour into glass and top with additional garnish if desired (seeds, nuts, berries, honey).
Ready to try this smoothie?
Check out the video below to see how one of our Tribe members recreated this collagen-packed healthy aging smoothie at home:
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