Chocolate Almond


Today’s Get up and Glow shake recipe is designed to illuminate your skin from the inside out because of one special ingredient… collagen. 
Collagen is pretty powerful. One scoop each day in your favorite drink improves your skin’s vibrancy and elasticity. It also aids your body inside and out by strengthening your bones, tendons, cartilage, and ligament.
Today’s Get up and Glow is a chocolate delight shake that tastes like an indulgent treat. Have it for breakfast, lunch, snack, or even dessert. The added scoop of the KS Wellness Collagen Beauty Drink supports smooth, supple skin with its combination of collagen, Hyaluronic acid, biotin, MSM, CCoQ10, and Vitamin D3.

With age, your body makes less collagen, and the collagen it does produce is less elastic, which causes your skin to not be as firm as it once was.
Dr. Josh Axe, a clinical nutritionist who has been a guest on my podcast,_ The Art of Living_, a few times, is a fan of collagen’s inside-out benefits. He said…
“Collagen is really critical to our health because* it makes up 30 percent of all of the protein in our bodies.*
By the time you’re in your mid-50s, *your body is producing 50 percent less collagen.” *
Start your morning off with this potent drink for your skin!

1 C unsweetened almond milk
1 serving chocolate protein powder… check out the KS Wellness Protein
1 serving collagen… .check out the KS Wellness Collagen Beauty Drink
1/2 C frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 Tbsp freshly-ground flax seeds

I usually have a collagen shake to kickstart my morning, or for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. My motto is “if it’s break time, it’s shake time!” This Chocolate Almond Collagen Shake can have a lasting impact on your health, slow down the aging process and give you glowing skin!

Oftentimes, the first thing you notice about a person is their face. It’s a barometer of their personality, attitude, and yes…even their youth.

Imagine drawing a line across the widest part of your face…that space in-between your ears, and then connecting the lines in an upside-down triangle where the point is at your chin. Dermatologists call this the “triangle of youth.” At a certain age, the suppleness of your cheeks tend to deflate and sag downward. With age, your body makes less collagen, and the collagen it does produce is less elastic, which causes your skin to not be as firm as it once was. While this is all occurring, your cheekbones shrink, extra skin migrates south to the jaw, and the widest part of your face is now at your jawline..making the triangle of youth flip.

If you want to keep the triangle of youth intact, and skip the botox and expensive wrinkle creams, collagen is your gal, because she helps give your skin body, bounce, and elasticity.

It’s true…research shows that the peptides formed from ingested collagen can improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. In a specific study with middle-aged Korean women, they were able to reduce skin cracking with a daily collagen supplement.