There is no dearth of interesting smoothies in the world of health and nutrition now, but one particular kind of smoothie that caught our attention recently was Malaika Arora’s ‘collagen smoothie’.
The 48-year-old actress, model, and TV show presenter is a fitness icon for millions, many also say that she is aging in reverse. Malaika has always been vocal against crash dieting and fad diets in general. She never skips a meal, and also indulges in decadent dishes every once in a while, and that’s okay because she also knows how to strike a balance between her cravings and her dietary demands. A while ago, she posted an image on her Instagram story featuring her ‘collagen smoothie’.
For the uninitiated, collagen is the main structural protein that is found in your skin and other connective tissues. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen. In other words, if you want fab skin, you need this particular protein in top shape.
A collagen smoothie is not just another buzzing, trending food. If made correctly, it may actually help you obtain the skin of your dreams. That said, the smoothie is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle and diet. What you eat will eventually reflect on your skin, so why not blend the best and chug it all at a go? Collagen smoothie is made by mixing a host of fruits, veggies and fruits and some scoops of collagen powder.
You can consult a doctor or a dermatologist to choose the perfect brand. If something does not suit you, if you are feeling any kind of reaction or witness any breakout, ditch immediately. Also, it is very important that you practice moderation. Let the natural elements outweigh the powder. Go big on apples, pumpkins, peanut butter, dark chocolates and berries for a good dose of antioxidants. Here’s a recipe that you may try.
- 2 overripe bananas
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 2 scoops collagen whey
- Half tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup of ice
- In a blender, add the almond milk. And then all the ingredients right from bananas, strawberries, vanilla extract, ice, and collagen whey, in that order.
- Give everything a good mix.
- Enjoy it fresh.
Try this smoothie and let us know how you like it. It is also a good idea to supplement your diet with Vitamin C-rich foods. Fresh, seasonal fruits, leafy greens along with nuts go a long way in keeping your skin taut and radiating.