When most of us hear collagen, we think of our skin and for good reason. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our bodies and can be found in our skin! Collagen is what gives our skin it’s youthful appearance and elastic nature by replacing dead skin cells. Most people think supplements and powders are the only sources you can get collagen boosting nutrients from. Truth is, you can get it from food too. And is actually recommended.
1. Sautéed Red & Green Bell Pepper
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The red and green bell pepper is filled with vitamin C which is crucial for boosting the collagen in the skin. Get as much vitamin C as you can in your diet.
2. Kiwi Sorbet
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3. Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita
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Spicy margaritas get a fruity upgrade with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and lime juice. Soak tequila and jalapeño slices for 20 to 30 minutes to spice things up, then add agave or simple syrup and garnish with more grapefruit and jalapeño slices.
4. Sauteed Broccoli & Kale with Toasted Garlic Butter
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5. Strawberry Crumb Bars
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Strawberry oatmeal bars are a healthier fruit dessert, made with fresh strawberries, whole grain butter crumb topping, and a lightly sweetened vanilla glaze. This healthier oatmeal bars recipe is a favorite because these delicious treats are easy to make
6. Carrots & Oranges Juice
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If you love fresh orange juice, you will love this. The flavor of the orange is so strong that it overrides some of the carrots so what you end up tasting is orange juice with a small touch of the natural carrot flavor.
7. Chunky Tomato-Red Pepper Soup
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Another red food that’s good for the skin is the tomato. It’s filled with lycopene which is an antioxidant that protects the skin from the environment.
8. Sparkling Watermelon Cucumber Coolers
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I make my watermelon juice by placing watermelon chunks in the blender, blending until smooth, and then pouring through a mesh strainer. It is the perfect way to use up leftover watermelon you just aren’t going to get to or if you get a watermelon a little past it’s prime.
9. Baked Sweet Potato Chips
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Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A which is good for encouraging the body to increase collagen production.
10. Cantaloupe Bowl Recipe with Cottage Cheese
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Cantaloupe flesh is chock-full of beta-carotene, which can help promote clear skin. When it comes to taste, we’re loving how the savory flavors of cottage cheese complement the sweet flavor notes of the melon. Don’t be surprised if this healthy, gluten-free snack recipe almost tastes like dessert!
11. Mango Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
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This recipe was amazing! I was craving some sort of mango chicken and found this, great option to incorporate in your diet!
12. Almond Apricot Bars
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These bars require no baking and are great for breakfast but also great to add to a lunch and as an afternoon or after school snack! Let me know if you give this recipe a try!