The summer heat is upon us, and what better way to cool off but a scoop (or two, or three) of your favorite ice cream! Nowadays, there are so many healthier ice cream options out there that are low in sugar, some even excluding dairy for those who can’t digest it. And now, one of the latest new trends is delicious and great for the aging body — collagen ice cream!
If you’re a fan of the keto diet or follow experts like Dr. Axe, you may have heard some of the hype about collagen ice cream. Nowadays, collagen supplements are appearing everywhere and experts are recommending you add them to everything from your smoothies to your lattes for their age-fighting powers.
Collagen is the building block protein for things like your muscles, skin, ligaments, and bones, and it’s actually the most abundant protein found in the body. Taking collagen orally has. shown to improve skin and hair health, help increase muscle mass, and even boost your heart. Even further, research shows that collagen could help relieve joint pain and prevent age-related bone loss!
And when it comes to your favorite frozen summer treat, you can find a variety of collagen-infused ice cream recipes all over the internet. However, if you’re not so into the idea of making your own, companies like Re:THINK Ice Cream have done the hard work for you.
Re:THINK is a lactose-free ice cream option that’s low in sugar (so it’s keto-friendly!) and fortified with collagen and muscle-building whey protein. This ice cream is so nutritious, it’s a great way to add health-boosting collagen to your daily routine in a sweet and fun way. The best part? Re:THINK has a variety of unique flavors to choose from. My favorites are decadent spins on the classics: Chocolate Majesty (made with Ghirardelli chocolate flakes — yum!) and Vanilla Supreme. Other interesting flavors they carry include Strawberry with Chia Seed, Coffee Hazelnut, Mint with Chocolate Flakes, Cardamom Pistachio, and Coconut Matcha. Check them all out here!
Here’s to a fun summer season — with healthy treats included!