Recipe Alert! Carrot Cake Energy Balls + Bend Beauty Marine Collagen
If you've been in the market to invest in the latest and greatest anti-aging ritualistic aid of ingestible collagen then you've probably done a fair share of research in digging up some of the industry's top shelf brands as such. Benefits of taking collagen on the daily shows recorded improvement for:
- cellular turnover
- collagen production
- antioxidants that protect against free radicals
- repairing wounds
- maintaining healthy skin and nails,
and the list goes on. Since we believe in local brands as well as reaching for the top when it comes to offering the industry's best we've partnered with sustainable Canadian, professional brands like Bend Beauty.
Their renowned Marine Collagen + Co Factors is touted to be the best of the best. Here's a little more Collagen insight below before you dig away at this awesome recipe.
From Bend Beauty:
Research has shown that collagen peptides can stimulate cells to increase collagen production. Topical applications of collagen would appear to be a logical approach, however, the barrier properties of the skin’s outer layer, the epidermis, prevents collagen peptides from reaching the dermal layer, the site of the collagen matrix.
When consumed orally, collagen peptides are absorbed into the bloodstream and reach the dermis where they stimulate the production of collagen as well as hyaluronic acid, another important component of the skin’s collagen matrix.
Vitamin C and the mineral Silicon are essential co-factors in a process called collagen cross-linking. This process improves collagen strength, function, and makes it more resistant to damage. Additionally, Vitamin C is an important skin antioxidant and Silicon maintains the health of skin, hair and nails.
That being said, here's a creative way to incorporate the great taste of collagen ( virtually undetected ) into your daily routine.
Carrot Cake Energy Balls by Tanya @tanyaannhealth
As many of you know, I’ve made a lot of energy balls in my life so far 😅, but I can’t believe I’ve never made carrot cake energy balls! I thought it was about time and you guys know the drill, I ALWAYS add Bend Beauty Marine Collagen + CoFactors to my healthy raw treats for that extra boost of hair, skin, and nails healthy collagen!
All you’ll need for this recipe is the following ingredients and a food processor.
- 1/4 cup Bend Beauty Marine Collagen + CoFactors
- 1 cup of shredded carrot
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Pinch of sea salt
- 12 pitted medjool dates
Add all of the ingredients in the food processor, except for the dates, turn on and then add the dates in one by one while the food processor is on. Roll into 40g balls (about golf size).
Thanks Tanya for this great Carrot Cake Energy Balls + Bend Beauty Marine Collagen + Co Factors Recipe!
Enjoy everyone :)