Why Collagen? And a berry walnut smoothie

Did you know that collagen is the material that holds our bodies together? It is known that by our mid-twenties, our bodies start losing their natural ability to repair connective tissue, bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, blood cells, skin, tissue, hair and nails. Scientists have discovered that hydrolyzed collagen can provide the missing nutritional links to aid in the body’s ability to repair these critical areas. Hydrolyzed collagen is a unique combination of amino acids that can promote healing and conditioning over other protein, especially for bone and joint health care. Amino acids are collectively beneficial to cell reproduction and the distinctive spectrum of this product can promote the growth of healthy tissue. Amino acids such as alanine, glycine, and proline aren’t found in other protein supplements. At Nourishing Wellness, we sell Great Lakes Collagen and recommend 2 Tablespoons a day. Great Lakes Collagen is a bioactive product contains 92% protein and is easily assimilated by the human body.

You can add collagen into your water, coffee, broth or in a shake. Here’s a delicious shake recipe to mix your collagen into, found in this month’s Paleo Magazine!

Berry Walnut Smoothie Recipe


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 medium-size, ripe avocado, flesh only
  • 1 TBSP whole chia seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, preferable soaked (sold at Nourishing Wellness)
  • 1-2 scoops collagen protein (sold at Nourishing Wellness)
  • 1/2 cup canned, full fate coconut milk (sold at Nourishing Wellness)
  • 1-1/2 cups water


Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend on high until creamy and smooth. Serve and Enjoy!

Great tasting and good for you. Enjoy!

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