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Jul26

Collagen-Boosting Blondie Bar Recipe

Who knew blondie brownies could make the perfect base for some of the highest-antioxidant fruits on the planet?

By adding a twist of Paleovalley Essential C Complex and orange zest, we’ve given these gluten-free and chocolate-y blondies a superfood upgrade. Essential C contains superberries amla, camu-camu, and acerola cherry, which are packed with vitamin C - one of the most potent antioxidants to help fight aging and boost immunity.

Research shows vitamin C helps prevent and repair skin damage down to the DNA level, where it works to scavenge disease-causing free radicals and keep skin supple by boosting collagen synthesis. [*]

Other research also shows vitamin C can help protect our bodies from all kinds of nasties ranging from viruses to environmental pollution. It has the ability to prevent and treat infections by penetrating pathogenic cells and boosting our immune systems, while also strengthening our skin barrier to keep out bugs and prevent skin damage. [*]

We don’t know about you, but for us there’s nothing better than turning a normal indulgence into a remarkable superfood. Pop one of these squares a day to help boost collagen to keep your skin supple, and also cash in on the immune boosting benefits of vitamin C.

Collagen-Boosting Blondie Bars

Prep time: 10
Total time: 30
Serves: 12 blondie squares

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • 8” x 8” baking pan
  • Large and small mixing bowl

Directions:

  1. Grease an 8” by 8” baking pan with coconut oil and preheat your oven to 350ºF. 
  2. In your small bowl, mix together almond flour, baking soda, orange zest, Essential C powder from opened and emptied capsules, and cinnamon.
  3. In your large bowl, whisk egg and coconut sugar.
  4. Add in coconut oil, stir, then add almond butter and vanilla.
  5. Add your wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
  6. Add in chocolate chips and pour into greased pan. Add more chocolate on top if desired.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center comes out clean with a toothpick. Be sure to reduce the baking time if you use a bigger pan, as the brownies will cook through faster.
  8. Let cool completely before cutting. Cut and serve!

Paleovalley’s Essential C Complex contains some of the highest whole food vitamin C sources on the planet. They not only turn recipes like this into superfoods and antioxidant packed goodies, but can also be taken daily as a supplement to keep your immune system boosted. Learn more about Essential C Complex NOW!