Guys, I am so freaking happy to announce that I am working with Raw Beauty Lab, the creators of the UK’s best-selling vegan collagen supplement. Get ready for delicious skin bosting recipes coming your way, (starting with this Green Berry Iced Tea).
Oh, and a sneaky discount code >> ELLEFRIZZELL for 10% off your order.
Before we get into the recipe (which is perfectly refreshing for hot, sticky summer days), you may be thinking “Um…why do I need collagen?” And “Isn’t collagen from animals?”
WHY DO YOU NEED COLLAGEN?
Well my friend, collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, it makes up your connective tissue, ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, and skin.
Collagen is also great for gut health. It can help heal, seal, and strengthen your gut, making it a great supplement for those of us with leaky gut.
Collagen is rich in amino acids, including glutamine which your body naturally utilises to repair your intestinal cells, it also helps soothe inflammation and reduce spasms.
Typically, the best collagen for gut health is animal based but the guys at Raw Beauty Lab have included the prebiotic fibre inulin to support your gut health. Prebiotics help feed good gut bacteria, encouraging them to flourish and fend off unwanted pathogens.
Note: if you have IBS inulin may trigger gas related symptoms as inulin is an oligosaccharide (the O in FODMAP). Read more about IBS and fibre over on Monash.
CAN COLLAGEN BE VEGAN?
Whilst collagen is often found in animal sources like beef, chicken, fish and eggs, there are plant sources like raspberries, strawberries, sunflower seeds, camu camu and baobab (all of which are in Raw Beauty Lab’s vegan collagen powder) that have been scientifically proven to boost and support your collagen production.