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Valeria Dolbel

I'm a nutritional therapist and beauty nutrition practitioner specialising in plant-based nutrition and holistic gut, hormone and skin health. In other words, I help people to transition and maintain a balanced plant-based diet to achieve radiant health!

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Did you know that as we grow older, our body produces 1% less collagen every year after the age of 20? By the time we reach our 80s, we lose about 75% of collagen compared to when we were young! Collagen is a vital protein abundantly found in our bodies, and it is responsible for maintaining the structure of our bones, muscles, and ligaments.

However, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which may lead to skin ageing and wrinkles. Additionally, certain lifestyle factors like smoking or excessive sun exposure can also damage collagen production in our bodies.

You can learn more about collagen here.

Some limited literature indicates that oral supplementation of collagen peptides improves skin hydration and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. However, we know that when humans consume proteins like collagen, they need to be broken down into amino acids to be absorbed, meaning that we can’t know where they will be used in the body.

And since vegan collagen supplements don’t exist, how do we stay “forever young” in an ethical and evidence-based way? We support our own collagen production through diet and lifestyle!

Smoothie is an excellent way to include all the nutrients required for natural collagen synthesis. The formula is simple – your meal should contain the following:

Protein (glycine, proline and lysine)
Vitamin C

This smoothie contains all the essential nutrients required to accelerate natural collagen synthesis and other supporting nutrients

Collagen-Building Protein Smoothie

Try this delicious smoothie to help you holistically stimulate natural collagen production.
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 1
Calories 472 kcal


  • 1 blender


  • 1 cup sweet cherries frozen
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 tbsp cacao
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 30 g brown rice protein
  • 1 cup almond milk


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender starting with frozen fruit. Blend well until smooth. Enjoy immediately.


Calories: 472kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 36gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPotassium: 873mgFiber: 12gVitamin A: 242IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 411mgIron: 8mg


”I feel amazing, I have had so much more energy over the past 3 weeks, my skin and complexion have improved, no more bloating and the best is I have more clarity about my life. I’ve gained so much from doing this and I want to continue these good habits. Thank you Valeria Dolbel for helping me with this upgrade and reset. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

-Michelle R.

“Valeria is very passionate and knowledgeable on following a plant-based diet to improve overall health. "

yes please ⋙

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