Activated Charcoal Lemonade With Collagen
Our take on the activated charcoal lemonade craze looks much cooler than the sludge-colored detox drinks everyone seems to be sipping lately.
We froze our activated charcoal into ice cubes, creating a stark contrast when served in bright lemonade. When the ice starts to melt, it creates a cool-looking swirling effect as the charcoal mixes with the drink. To give it an extra boost, we mixed in Great Lakes Gelatin’s Collagen Hydrolysate powder.
What’s So Cool About Collagen?
Collagen helps keep joints flexible and skin supple but because it decreases with age, it’s important to replenish with collagen-rich foods or supplements. This powder from Great Lakes has been hydrolyzed so it won’t congeal and features a unique combination of amino acids that may be beneficial for bone and joint health.
Refreshing Activated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen Recipe
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours (freezing time included)
For the activated charcoal ice cubes
- 4 tablespoons activated charcoal powder
- 2 cups filtered water
For the collagen lemonade
- 5 Tlbs. Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate
- ¾ C Raw Honey
- 1 C. hot, filtered water
- 6 C. cold water
- 2 C. fresh, organic lemon juice
- 2 to 3 organic lemons, sliced
Make the activated charcoal ice cubes
- Break charcoal capsules by cutting with scissors to add the charcoal powder to a large container. You can also just scoop the amount of charcoal powder you need.
- Add the water.
- Stir until blended.
- Pour the liquid into ice cube molds.
- Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
Make the collagen lemonade
- In a large pitcher, add honey, collagen powder, and hot water.
- Stir until honey dissolves.
- Add lemon juice and cold water.
- Stir until well mixed.
- Fill a glass with activated charcoal ice cubes and pour lemonade over the ice.
- Garnish with lemon slice.
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A How-To Video to Make Your Own Activated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen
When You’re Ready for an Unusual, Refreshing Drink
During those warm summer months, lemonade is a great choice because it’s jam-packed with vitamin C and is a great cleanser for your liver. Adding collagen and activated charcoal to the mix 10X’s this drink so it will supercharge your body. Give it a try for your next summertime gathering. All your guests will ooh and ahh.
*This article was originally published on Thrivemarket.com/blog *It has been slightly adapted by Feasting On Joy
Recipe credit: Angela Gaines
Photo credit: Paul Delmont