This is the perfect fresh fruit salad to add to your collagen recipe collection. With strawberry-lemon dressing and fresh mint, this salad sings of summer.
Fruit salad doesn’t have to be boring. With quintessential summer time fruit, this salad will become one of your go-to collagen recipes. Not only does it have delicious produce, but also a strawberry-lemon dressing made with our Beauty Collagen.
Fruits like pineapples, mangoes and peaches are especially fresh and ripe during the summer months and are also more widely available. Their sweetness pairs nicely with more tart fruits, like blueberries and strawberries. Add in fresh mint and a strawberry-lemon dressing made with pineapple juice, lemon juice and Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen, and you have one delightful fruit salad collagen recipe.
Since this salad is made up of mostly fruit, we’ll highlight the benefits of each so you know how much nutrition is packed into this collagen recipe.
Pineapple is full of healthy fiber and micronutrients like vitamin C and potassium. It is actually incredibly high in vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant and maintains the body’s connective tissue. For collagen protein users, this is important to note, as vitamin C synthesizes collagen. Vitamin C is also excellent at supporting a healthy immune system (1).
Mango is the most commonly consumed fruit in the world, and there are many good reasons why. Not does mango have a creamy, sweet taste, it is also a nutritional powerhouse. Like pineapples, mangoes are also a good source for vitamin C, as well as vitamin A, folate and vitamin B6. Mangoes have been shown to have a positive effect on healthy blood sugar and blood glucose levels (2).
Another fruit full of antioxidants is the peach. Consuming peaches on a regular basis contributes to the support of healthy cells in the body (3). Peaches contain fiber, vitamins C and A, potassium, and magnesium.
Beauty Collagen isn’t just great for your outer layer of skin, but for glowing from the inside out. Our formula contains beneficial bovine collagen peptides, as well as hyaluronic acid, probiotics and prebiotics. The Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen makes a great dressing for this collagen fruit salad, as it complements the berries and other fruits in it.
Make this yummy fruit salad an addition to your growing collection of collagen recipes. It’s an easy and delicious way to sneak in extra collagen protein. You’ll get to consume the amazing nutrition packed into the fruit as well as the hydrating and restorative benefits of Beauty Collagen.
- 1 small pineapple, peeled and cored, cut into small cubes
- 1 mango, peeled, cut into small cubes
- 2 peaches, diced
- 1 C blueberries
- 2 C strawberries, cored, thinly sliced
- 1 sprig fresh mint, leaves finely chopped
- ¼ C pineapple juice
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1 T lime juice
- 1 t lemon zest
- 2 scoops Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen
- Place all cut fruit into a large mixing bowl and toss together.
- In a separate bowl, combine ingredients for the dressing until well combined. Pour dressing over fruit and toss until all the fruit is coated.
- Garnish with freshly chopped mint. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
(2) Evans, Shirley F, et al. “Mango Supplementation Improves Blood Glucose in Obese Individuals.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2014, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4155986/.
(3) Vizzotto, M, et al. “Polyphenols of Selected Peach and Plum Genotypes Reduce Cell Viability and Inhibit Proliferation of Breast Cancer Cells While Not Affecting Normal Cells.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 Dec. 2014, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24996346.
Sarah Anderson is a freelance recipe writer, personal chef, and Certified Holistic Health Coach. She focuses primarily on healthy gluten-free and Paleo recipes. You can find her recipes and personal work on Instagram and Facebook @whitestripekitchen.