This Blueberry Lemon Collagen Smoothie is the ultimate superfood beauty smoothie. Made with fruits naturally rich in vitamin C, this combination of Further Food collagen peptides and blueberry kefir may help reduce gut inflammation and support healthy skin.
Lemon juice is a natural antiseptic that can help keep your skin clear when applied topically. (Mix with some plain kefir for a simple cleansing mask.) Even more, the vitamin C found in lemon juice supports in the formation of collagen, the protein that makes up the tissues of your body, including your skin. While lemon juice might not be the key to curing cancer, some studies show that citrus limonoids may inhibit the development of certain tumors. Vitamin C might also help fight the formation of free radicals, which are known to cause cancer.
Not surprisingly, blueberries get their name from their deeply pigmented blue color- an indication that they’re full of antioxidants, specifically anthocyanins. Antioxidants fight carcinogenic free radicals, which can cause cell degeneration, DNA damage, and cancer. If those aren’t strong enough reasons for you to increase your blueberry intake, the bite-sized beauties are also low in calories, fat-free, and delicious- especially when paired with kefir!
- Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.