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Help Your Body Spring Forward with Collagen
Spring signifies a time of sunshine, blossoming flowers, and yes, spring cleaning. And it all begins this Saturday on March 20th.
There are so many reasons to love spring. The sun rising earlier and staying longer, the glorious temperatures, the fresh breeze that brings the sweet aroma of blossoming flowers, and the overall sense of renewal.
There is something magical in the air that just makes people feel better.
We “sprang forward” by an hour on March 14th, and now it’s time to leap into springtime.
Let’s talk about how hydrolyzed collagen can make you feel even more revitalized this spring…
The Low Down on Collagen
As you most likely know, collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It’s responsible for providing support to connective tissues like skin, tendons, bones, and ligaments, and unfortunately, its production begins to slow with age.
So, it’s all the more important to start your collagen regimen sooner rather than later.
Below, we shine light on 5 refreshing ways to sprinkle a little collagen in your spring...
5 Ways to Sprinkle Collagen Into Your Spring
It’s time to ring in spring with some refreshing, collagen-infused beverages. But first, we clean...
1. Spring Clean Your Pantry
First things first—spring cleaning.
Did you know that spring cleaning has its origins in Iran?
Each Persian New Year is met with khaneh tekani meaning “shaking the house.” In simpler terms, it’s a deep cleaning of the home where the entire family is expected to take part.
With that being said, we have our own form of spring cleaning here at NativePath…
Spring cleaning to us means a “shaking of the pantry”—AKA, getting rid of packaged, processed, sugary foods and swapping in fresh, organic fruits and veggies, and grass-fed collagen peptides.
2. Add It to Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
2020 gave us a LOT of lemons, so we may as well make some collagen lemonade out of them!
This version of lemonade will quickly become a family favorite (and a neighborhood favorite if you plan on having a lemonade stand).
With zero sugar, it still packs a sweet punch. And the best part—all you need is four ingredients:
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3 medium lemons)
- 3 cups cold filtered water
- 1 ¾ teaspoons monk fruit
- 2 scoops of Collagen Powder
Combine all 3 ingredients in a pitcher and stir until the collagen has dissolved. Pour over ice and cheers with a friend!
3. Revamp Your Green Smoothie
It’s hard to drink ice-cold smoothies during the winter, and that’s just another reason why we look forward to spring—smoothies are back in full swing.
Try our favorite green machine collagen smoothie—it boasts all of the good greens with all of the good tastes.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 ½ Cup Water
1 Scoop Grass-Fed Collagen
- 1/3 Avocado
- 1 Bunch Spinach
- 1 Peeled Kiwi
- 1 Organic Granny Smith Apple peeled, cored and chopped
- Juice of one Lime
- Optional-2-4 ice cubes
Fun Fact: Avocados, kiwi, and spinach are all in-season during spring!
Blend, pour in your favorite glass, and enjoy!
4. Try Our Refreshing Wild Berry Flavor
This refreshing beverage is easy-peasy.
Fill a drinking glass with 16 ounces of filtered water and add 1 scoop of NativePath Wild Berry Collagen.
Oh, and the peak season for strawberries is April through June, so stock up on your organic strawberries and enjoy with your chilled drink!
5. Rising Temperatures Call for Iced Coffee
These warmer temperatures are practically begging you to trade out your scorching cup of hot coffee for a revitalizing cup of iced collagen coffee.
We’re doing a spin-off of our Cacao Collagen Coffee—but with ice!
Combine the following ingredients in your blender:
- 1 Cup Coffee
- 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp. Almond Milk
- 2 Tbsp. Cacao Powder
- 1 Scoop NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen
Then simply blend until smooth, pour over a cup of ice, and feel energized by the sip.
The Bottom Line
Spring has sprung, and daily collagen use will make it all the more reviving.
Whether you mix it in your lemonade, smoothie, water, or coffee, you’re destined to feel better—inside and out.
You can spring clean your entire kitchen, but NativePath should always be a staple. Head here to stock up on all of your collagen favorites.
This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Chad Walding nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement, or lifestyle program.