5 Perfect Summer Collagen Recipes

July 2nd, 2018

Want to give your 4th of July drinks and treats and extra boost? Look no further than collagen! Collagen is the “glue” that holds your body together and is found in your organs, muscles, skin, hair, nails, teeth, bones, blood vessels, tendons, joints, cartilage and digestive system.

In addition to repairing a leaky gut and supporting healthy hair, skin, and nails, this essential protein helps with muscle formation, controls blood pressure, supports bone growth and repair, improves detoxification and liver function, and is anti-inflammatory to help reduce joint pain and increase mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.

I take a collagen supplement every day in a convenient powder form. Hydrolyzed Collagen, such as that found in The Myers Way® Collagen Protein, is a unique combination of amino acids in concentrated levels that promotes rapid reproduction of blood cells for repairing and rebuilding. The Myers Way® Collagen Protein is made from grass-fed, pasture raised cows, and is non-GMO, gluten-free and kosher.

I enjoy stirring a scoop of collagen into my morning smoothie or a hot cup of tea, however there are so many other fun ways to incorporate collagen into your daily diet, from mocktails to popsicles! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite collagen recipes with a summery twist to get you ready for barbecues and poolside lounging just in time for the 4th of July, while showing your body some much-needed love from head to toe!

1. Tropical Sunset Smoothie


Tropical Sunset Smoothie

Tropical Sunset Smoothie

Servings

1 person

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Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and combine.

2. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca


Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Servings

2 people

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Instructions

  1. Puree melon in blender or food processor. If you want to strain out the pulp, use a fine sieve and strain juice or use as is with the pulp.
  2. In your favorite summer-time pitcher, mix melon puree, sparkling water and lemon.
  3. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves.

3. Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream


Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream

Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream

Servings

2 people

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  1. Blend blueberries, coconut milk, lemon juice, ice cubes, collagen and avocado in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spoon into serving dishes and serve.

4. Ginger-Mint Mocktail


Ginger-Mint Mocktail

Ginger-Mint Mocktail

Servings

2 people

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  1. Divide lime juice and mint leaves evenly between two glasses. Muddle in the bottom of the glass.
  2. In a separate glass, whisk together ginger beer and collagen until completely combined. Alternatively, place ginger beer and collagen in a blender and lightly blend to combine.
  3. Place ice in each glass. Pour ginger beer mixture evenly into each glass. Stir and serve.

5. Cherry Ice Popsicles


Cherry Ice Popsicles

Cherry Ice Popsicles

Servings

4 people

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Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and combine.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer. Freeze for 3 hours or overnight.

 

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