Integral Collagen: It's Good for You!
I've been on a quest to trim down from being "fluffy". Replacing bad food choices with good ones has been a long process in my journey.
One bad choice was my love of Non-Dairy Powdered Creamer. I would put 1/2 cup in one cup of coffee! (gasp!!!) That stuff is so bad for you! I think it stems from my childhood of growing up on powdered milk and I developed a taste for it.
It's not a good idea to take out something bad and not replace it...so I've filled that void with real cream from raw milk and collagen powder in my morning coffee. I'm one of those "give me a little coffee with my cream" kinda of people and the collagen is filling as it has 11 grams of protein per scoop (1 1/2 T. = a scoop).
Integral Collagen is completely tasteless (but I make it taste great!) and it easily blends into any liquid (no lumps with simple stirring!). It's also a wonderful source on non-dairy protein. You can find it here at the THM store or on Amazon.
Collagen is important in our skin, hair, and nails! This is me from July 2015 (left) to July 2016 (right). The results to my skin and hair (never dyed - its just what I was given) I attribute to consuming 1 to 2 scoops of Integral Collagen on a very regular basis (at least 5 days out of each week if not daily).
I created my very own Collagen Citrus Frappe ... It is DELISH! (recipe below)
When its chilly and I do morning coffee, I simply stir a scoop of Integral Collagen into my coffee along with some heavy cream!
But it's been a blistering summer here in the South and I want cool and refreshing in the morning not a steamy cup of coffee to start my day!
COLLAGEN CITRUS FRAPPE
Into the carafe of a blender (I use a FUSION xcelerator) add:
1 cup water
6 cubes ice
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate *110 calories*
1 Tablespoon heavy cream *50 calories*
3 drops wild orange pure food grade essential oil (I use doTerra)
1 teaspoon. vanilla extract
2 scoops collagen = 3 Tablespoons *84 calories*
This is refreshing, filling, and boasts 22+grams of protein and under 250 calories.
- Martha Greene