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Cocoa smoothie bowl with collagen

A delicious smoothie with collagen is a great base for your favourite toppings.

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Just 5 ingredients, a few blender strokes and you can melt away with a cocoa smoothie bowl with a solid dose of collagen. This delicious suggestion from nutritionist Aleksandra Cudna-Bartnicka improves the appearance of skin, hair and nails and supports the musculoskeletal system.

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From this article you will learn:

  • How to make a smoothie bowl with collagen.
  • How to make a smoothie bowl with collagen.
  • Why you should supplement with collagen.
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Cocoa smoothie bowl with collagen

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Recipe for 1 serving

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Ingredients:

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  • frozen banana 120 g (1 piece)
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  • frozen mango 80 g (1 cup)
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  • Natu.Care Collagen Premium 5000 mg, cacao
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  • chia seeds 5 g (1 teaspoon)
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  • Vegetable drink/milk 50 g (⅓ cup)
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*optional: raspberries, dark chocolate to sprinkle

Preparation:

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  • Place all ingredients in the cup of a blender and blend until smooth
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A velvet bowl is a refreshing, light snack or dessert with a solid serving of 5g of fish collagen, healthy omega-3 fats, minerals and easily digestible carbohydrate sources for added energy. It's a great base to which you can add your favourite toppings or whatever you happen to fancy. We recommend filling raspberries and dark chocolate - preferably 70%.

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Macronutrients per 1 serving (without additives): 200 kcal, protein 4 g, fat 3 g, carbohydrates

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Why should you supplement with collagen?

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Nothing will be as effective in improving the appearance of your skin or the health of your joints as a nutritious and complete diet. Beauty and health should be taken care of from the inside out. Around 25 years of age, your body's natural collagen production begins to declineand.

This is why the first crow's feet appear, skin loses firmness and creams don't work as they should. After a few years, your joints may be bothering you and limiting your activities. Start your repair from the inside out - consider collagen supplementation.

Taking 2.5- 5g of fish collagen for 3 months affects the appearance and condition of your hair, skin and nailsand. Collagen is also an ally of the musculoskeletal system - a 5-10g serving supports the health of joints, bones and musclesand.

What does collagen give you?

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Daily supplementation with Natu.Care's fish collagen for three months can bring many benefits. And yet how you can do them in such a tasty way... What can you expect?

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Skin

Hair

Nails

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Motion system

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  • improves elasticity and tone,
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  • increases hydration levels,
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  • reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
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  • can reduce the appearance of imperfections,
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  • reduces the appearance of cellulite,
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  • helps skin healing (e.g. after acne, scars, stretch marks),
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  • gives them a strong structure,
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  • reduces damage to hair follicles,
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  • prevents damage to the hair shaft,
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  • can slow down the greying process,
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  • improves the condition of the scalp by increasing moisture levels,
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  • can prevent hair thinning,
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  • gives elasticity to the plate,
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  • can accelerate growth,
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  • reduces unevenness of the plate,
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  • may increase hardness,
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  • improves the hydration of the skin around the nails,
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  • reduces brittleness,
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  • rebuilds cartilage tissue,
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  • improves joint flexibility and mobility,
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  • supports muscle recovery and endurance,
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  • increases bone density,
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  • can prevent osteoporosis,
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  • can reduce joint pain,
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Nina Wawryszuk specialises in sports supplementation, strength training and psychosomatics. On a daily basis, in addition to writing articles for Natu.Care, as a personal trainer she helps athletes improve their performance through training, diet and supplementation.

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Emilia Moskal specialises in medical and psychological texts, including content for medical entities. She is a fan of simple language and reader-friendly communication. At Natu.Care, she writes educational articles.

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