I like to send my kids off with a healthy breakfast and one of them is French Toast….with my secret ingredients.
One of my secret ingredients is Hydrolyzed Collagen.
- Supports skin, hair and nail growth
- Good for joints and can help joint recovery
- Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track
- Source of protein (though not a spectacular one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.
- All of the amino acids collectively are beneficial to cell reproduction
And for the Mama’s and Papa’s out there:
- Great source of dietary collagen (side note: collagen is too large to be absorbed by the skin, so those skin creams are pretty useless… get it internally and use coconut oil for lotion!)
- Can help tighten loose skin
- Rumored to help with cellulite
- Found to generate cell growth much quicker because the natural ability to produce supporting amounts of connective tissue diminishes after the age of 25.
- Hydrolyzed Collagen is beneficial in replacing the synovial fluids between the joints and secondly, to repair and build cartilage weakened by overuse through impact and stress. Our bodies are made up of 30% collagen of which 70% of these proteins are connective tissue made of collagen.
4 farm fresh eggs
¼ cup homemade almond milk
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp grass fed collagen
1 tbsp rice bran
½ organic pear
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp MCT oil
1 tsp ground flax seeds
4-6 slices of egg bread, white or whatever your kids will eat
Vitamin D drops
Local maple syrup
Except for the bread, throw everything in your blender or vitamix and blend for about 1 minute.
Pour into dish and soak your bread with the mixture.
Heat a frying pan with 1-2 tsp coconut oil and cook bread for about 2-4 minutes on each side.
I usually will sprinkle a few drops of Vitamin D on the French Toast for an extra boost.
Serve with fruit salad, bacon or whatever you would like! ENJOY
I also add 1 tbsp of collagen hydrolysate to my water, or smoothies. And when I’m making the kids egg mcmuffins, I sprinkle some on top of the egg. “If a person eats a large serving of meat, it’s probably helpful to have 5 or 10 grams of gelatin at approximately the same time, so that the amino acids enter the blood stream in balance.” Ray Peat, PhD.
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Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. You can get your PDF copy here
Of course you can also visit your local health food or bulk store and buy your organic ingredients there. Or if you are sitting at home and want to get started, check out Upayanaturals – Canada’s Largest Raw Food Store with high quality products!
Other yummy breakfasts to try: Yogurt Parfaits, Oatmeal to Go or to Stay, Chocolate Decadence Shake