14
Aug

Vital Proteins Collagen Water

I'm super excited to partner with Vital Proteins to bring you another healthy spin on an old favorite recipe!

 

When I first started hearing about collagen, it was more in the form of bone broth, which I still love and drink frequently. I introduced it as a daily staple to help heal my gut, but had no idea it would also help my bones, skin, hair and nails. I didn't always want to sip on a steamy cup of broth though, or eat a bowl of soup, so I started incorporating collagen powder into my daily diet.

I came to know and trust Vital Proteins over the years, and have loved their grass-fed powdered collagen and gelatin products forever. Their products do the job of providing a boost in collagen production, and they make sure that ingredients are clean and minimal. They use only natural sources of essential proteins, and they source cows from Brazil that are pasture-raised. Quality is important to me for anything, most especially the things that I put into my body.

This year, Vital Proteins released their newest product which happens to be collagen-infused waters! They're available online and even at Costco, and they have quite a few flavors, all of which are fresh and packed with 10g of collagen per serving. Not to mention, they're very lightly sweetened with monk fruit and incorporate other real, fresh fruits. These drinks make getting that extra bit of collagen so convenient. Although I’ll keep mixing my powder into things, I have to admit it’s really nice to just grab a water from the fridge when I'm on the run or taking a long drive!

I thought it would be fun to utilize the collagen waters in a recipe for you to give you a fun way to use them in addition to drinking them, and a refreshing and chilly granita felt perfect. See below for the recipe!

Vital Proteins Collagen Water



AUTHOR:

SERVES: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds strawberries
  • 1 bottle Strawberry Lemon Collagen Water (or plain water)
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar

 

*You can swap blueberries for the strawberries and use the Blueberry Collagen Water if you’d prefer!

Instructions:

  1. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the granita mixture into two shallow and non-reactive (non-metal) baking dishes and cover with plastic wrap. Freezing the granita in two dishes helps the freezing process go quickly. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Small ice crystals will form as the mixture freezes. Using a fork, scrape the ice-y parts into the center.
  4. Return to freezer.
  5. Check the granita every 30 minutes until the mixture has fully frozen. Continue the fork scraping process until you have an icey/slushy like consistency.


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