Recipe: Collagen Beauty Bites
This is an easy and delicious treat to make on a Sunday evening and pop in your lunch bag for a mid-morning treat at the office. It makes around 10 chocolates. Enjoy!
1 cup grated cacao butter
1 scoop collagen powder( I love Vital Proteins Collagen Powder)
1 tbsp pure maple syrup or other preferred sweetener
2 tbsp cacao powder
½ tsp Super Feast beauty blend or The Beauty Chef Glow powder (optional)
Small patty wrappers or silicone tray
Melted the cacao butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of water. Once the butter has melted completely, take off heat and stir through cacao powder, maple, collagen and beauty powder until well combined. Pour into patty wrappers or silicone tray and freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Just some of the health benefits…
Cacao butter – natural saturated fat essential for skin and hair, hormones, reproductive health. Rich in vitamin E, omega 6 & 9 fatty acids
Cacao powder – rich in polyphenols, potent antioxidant, lowers stress and anxiety and enhances positive mood, protects cells from premature ageing
Collagen – increases skin hydration, improves strength, elasticity and integrity of skin, helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, integral for gut healing, essential for tissues, joints and ligaments.
Super Feast beauty blend–
Longan – potent antioxidant high in vitamin C, memory enhancing, increases levels of GABA – lowering anxiety, improving focus and reducing PMS symptoms
Goji Berry – improves blood glucose levels, immune boosting, powerful antioxidant, anti-cancer properties
Pearl powder – works to prevent production of melanin thus reducing pigmentation, supports mood – relieving anxiety, nervousness, tension, rich in amino acids and minerals such as calcium, zinc and silica
Schizandra berry – improves adaptation to stress, supports nervous system, enhances brain function, stimulates production of lymphocytes thus boosting immune system