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Collagen Kabocha Pear Soup
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This soup gets a boost in protein from our new grass fed Collagen Peptides and features a blend of coconut milk, kabocha squash, asian pear, and cucumber. Like other collagen soups, this recipe creates a soup rich in flavor that helps to support joint and gut health. 

In addition, the sweetness from the Japanese kabocha squash tastes like candy and is packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients like Omega 3’s and beta-carotene. This soup gets a kick from spices like cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and cloves which makes up the flavors of pumpkin pie. 

Garnish with mint leaves, dried cranberries, and almond slivers for the perfect collagen kabocha pear soup.

Collagen Kabocha Pear Soup

Collagen Kabocha Pear Soup

Start to Finish: 30-60 minutes

  • 2 cups steamed kabocha squash
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cucumber (diced)
  • 1-2 scoops Collagen Peptides
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 Asian pear (sauteed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Steam 2 cups kabocha squash (30 minutes). Set aside.
  2. Start out by adding chopped Asian pear with 1 clove of garlic to a pot with added coconut oil and cook until soft on medium heat. 
  3. Place steamed kabocha squash to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. In a high speed blender, add in all the ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth. If too thick, add more water as needed to desired liking.
  5. Transfer to a pot to cook on a low simmer for a hot soup or consume as is for a cold soup. 
  6. Garnish with mint leaves, dried cranberries, and almond slivers if you prefer. Enjoy!

Servings: 2-4


Collagen Peptides
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Protein is a “buzzword” that is often emphasized when it comes to feeling satiety on a diet. Especially the keto diet which is now a hot trend among health advocates. A keto diet focuses on higher amounts of protein and fats with considerably less carbs. That said protein is very important for optimal health. There is a protein source that can help keep you looking young, and that is collagen.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body. It makes up an impressive 80 percent of your skin which means it improves skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles, and boosts skin hydration. It also helps give you healthy, strong hair and strengthens your bones. Collagen is also rich in three amino acids that are deficient in today’s standard diets. The amino acids are glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. There is so many benefits to consuming collagen that it’s no wonder it has become such a popular protein source.

Collagen’s Role in Anti-Aging

As we age, our collagen production tends to naturally decline. This means we start to show wrinkles and fine lines. After the age of 25 collagen breaks down at a faster rate than what we can make. To keep collagen production up,  it would be wise to add more collagen into your diet either by supplementation or regularly consuming foods like bone broth or organ meats. For many people simply adding a scoop of collagen protein into your coffee, smoothie, or water can help you receive many benefits from this wonderful protein.

When it comes to improving skin elasticity, collagen is something you want to be consuming to help combat the effects of aging.

Collagen for Stronger Joints

Keeping our joints healthy is important for our overall quality of life. Collagen helps to strengthen your joints and can even significantly reduce joint pain. The reason for this is simple. Collagen acts as a cushion to your joints to prevent friction between the connecting bones. Since you start to break down collagen at a faster rate when you age it makes sense to increase your consumption of collagen to help keep your joints healthy.

For those living an active lifestyle, collagen is a great protein source that can be consumed before or after a workout for recovery. The amino acid glycine found in collagen may help with adding lean muscle mass.

If you are looking for a quick and convenient source of collagen to supplement your diet, then you should definitely check out our BochaBars. These delicious, keto-friendly protein bars contain grass fed collagen peptides and other real food ingredients designed to fit into your lifestyle needs.

Collagen is Good for Keto

The idea behind the keto diet is to be very low carb with a high amount of fat. The amount of protein you need to consume on keto is not so straightforward. The general rule of thumb for sedentary adults is to consume at least 0.8 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass. If you are more active, an athlete, or looking to build more muscle then you may want to consume 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass.

Of course, collagen is good for keto. In fact, it is highly recommended to make sure you are consuming enough collagen rich foods like bone broth, leafy greens, citrus fruits (Vitamin C plays a major role in collagen synthesis), and grass fed meats. Protein is a very important macronutrient and should not be overlooked. Collagen is a great protein source that helps to complement the keto diet leading to better skin health, strengthening your joints and bones, muscle growth, and much more.

Where Can You Buy Collagen?

Collagen is pretty popular and widely available online, in health food stores, and supplement shops.

To make it easy for you we decided to offer a hydrolyzed grass fed collagen peptides supplement that is unflavored and has a pleasant smooth taste. You can easily mix 1-2 scoops into water, coffee, and smoothies. Enjoy with our BochaSweet sugar replacement for the most delicious recipes ever!

 

Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie
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At times, you might be craving a delicious, ice cold smoothie on a hot summer day. This is why we decided to combine a couple of our favorite products together to bring you a Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie.

Bocha-Beets contains some awesome nitric oxide boosting properties and a synergistic blend of amino acids to help take your workouts to the next level. Plus, the added collagen is great for keeping your joints strong and healthy. Other nutritious ingredients added into this smoothie include strawberries, almond butter, cacao, and MCT’s from coconut. This smoothie is a perfect way to switch up your pre-workout nutrition.

Best of all – it’s also keto-friendly and tastes great! Of course, we can’t forget about BochaSweet sugar replacement to help us take our smoothie game to the next level.

Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie

Prep time: 5 mins
Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup almond yogurt
  • Handful of strawberries
  • 2 scoops Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 heaping scoop Bocha-Beets
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 scoop MCT powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Handful of leafy greens or sprouts
  • 3 teaspoons BochaSweet
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • Optional: shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water or ice as needed (depending on desired consistency).
  2. Drizzle almond butter on top of the smoothie. Sprinkle some shredded coconut and extra strawberries.
  3. Enjoy as a nutritious pre-workout meal 45 minutes to an hour before a workout. Be ready to get PUMPED!

Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie

 

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