We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only does what you have for breakfast either make and break your energy levels for the day, but your breakfast of choice has the potential to maximise your nutritional intake from right off the bat. Talk about starting your day right!
One of the complaints we’re seeing across the internet recently is that of the (seemingly) incessantly long skin care routines that people just can’t be bothered to do every single day. We feel you.
Sometimes, it can get to be a lot. Cleanse, moisturise, tone, facial oil, SPF, collagen… the list goes on. So why not get your collagen from your breakfast, instead, and tick one more off the list?
Common questions around collagen
If you’re wondering: “can I take collagen in the morning?” or “can I take collagen on an empty stomach?”, the answer to both of these, is yes. In fact, it’s actually a better idea to take collagen on an empty stomach, so if anything, including The Glow Booster in your breakfast of choice is a pretty clever way to do so.
So now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s take a look at how we can implement collagen and The Glow Booster, our collagen-boosting skincare supplementation, into your delicious breakfast routine.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a combination of nineteen essential amino acids that is found in human, animal and plant connective tissue. 30% of the protein in the human body is collagen based, and it’s hugely important in promoting healthy skin, hair, nails and bones, amongst other things – hence its popularity as a skincare supplement.
What are the benefits of collagen supplementations?
Taking collagen supplementations like The Glow Booster and implementing collagen rich foods into your diet is a popular way to increase your health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways, and not just physically.
Some of our favourite collagen benefits include:
- Bone health promotion
- Improved skin health
- Evens skin tone
- Promotes better sleep
- Restores hormone health to normal levels
- Helps build and maintain strong muscles
- Increases bone health
What foods are high in collagen?
If you want to implement collagen into your diet through the foods you eat, the good news is that there are a huge range of foods to choose from.
From meat products to plant-based and a host of delicious (yet more unusual) options and ingredients to choose from, you’d be surprised just how many examples of collagen rich foods there are that you’re probably already integrating into your snacks and meals already.
Some of our favourite collagen rich foods include:
- Leafy greens
- Egg whites
- White Tea
- Cashew nuts
And many, many more!
Our favourite collagen-rich breakfast recipes
When it comes to collagen breakfast ideas, we’ve got you covered. What with the huge range of collagen rich foods to choose from (whilst some are on the more unusual side), its pretty easy to create some simple and delicious breakfast recipes.
Collagen breakfast smoothie
For this collagen-rich breakfast smoothie, you will need:
- 10g of The Glow Booster
- 200l Fruit Juice, Milk or Water
- 1 Banana
- 1tsp Honey
- 1tsp Porridge Oats
- 80g of Your Fruit Of Choice
Just pop all of the above ingredients into a blender, and hit go!
The best part about a breakfast smoothie is that you can make these your own. Prefer milk to natural yoghurt? Go ahead. Want to keep things vegan? Choose your favourite milk alternative or even use water… either works. Don’t like apples but absolutely love bananas?
You know what to do.
Remember to alter your quantities depending on your serving size, don’t forget to customise to suit your tastes, and pour your masterpiece into your Innermost shaker bottle so that you can enjoy on the move, or wherever you are.
Collagen rich egg white omelette
Egg white omelettes are one of the best options to go for if you’re looking for a no fat and protein-packed breakfast option. Whilst we don’t recommend you add The Glow Booster to an omelette (stick to liquids for the best results), egg whites themselves, and a number of tasty toppings are rich in collagen.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Four Egg Whites
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Cherry Tomatoes
To create the fluffiest egg white omelette you’ve ever tasted, crack and pour four egg whites into a bowl and beat well. Once complete, season the egg whites with the salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
Chop your spinach and tomatoes (both of white are collagen rich foods, too), and set to one side. Pour your egg white mixture into a medium heat frying pan that has been prepped with olive oil, and then sprinkle your chopped vegetables on top.
Allow the edges of the omelette to set and lift from the edges to allow the egg whites to cook evenly. Once you’re happy with the cook and consistency of the omelette, fold in half and transfer to your plate. Voila!
Collagen rich citrus fruit salad
Citrus fruits are a great example of a collagen-rich food, and of course, fruits for breakfast are a great way to kick off the day with one (or two) of your five a day. No rhyme intended. Sorry.
Tasty examples of citrus fruits include:
- Blood Oranges
Prep and chop your preference of citrus fruits and pair with granola, low fat natural yoghurt or even other fruits such as melon, grapes and more to create a collagen-rich and energy-fuelled breakfast.
Collagen rich acai bowl
Who doesn’t love an acai bowl, anyway? Using the recipe above for our delicious collagen-rich breakfast smoothie (that features The Glow Booster, of course), combine your collagen smoothie mix with your own twist on the popular Australian-inspired bowl.
Add granola, low fat natural yoghurt, berries, bananas… you name it, the choice is yours! Delicious, healthy, collagen-rich and 100% Instagram worthy. What more could you want out of a breakfast?