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Activated Charcoal Lemonade Recipe With Collagen

Be Cool With A Tasty And Detoxifying Charcoal Lemonade

Activated charcoal is used in green juices and lemonades to boost energy and brighten the skin. Using charcoal is a powerful detoxification process it helps the body to get rid of unwanted substances. Collagen is a protein and  is important for building bones, muscles, skin and … Eating high-quality protein helps to build collagen, but sugar and refined carbs reduce it. Here is a Cooling  Activated Charcoal Lemonade Recipe with Collagen to enjoy on hot summer days provided by Thrive Market.

Activated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen Recipe

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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. 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.





Yield: 10 to 12 servingsActivated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen Recipe

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 12 hours (freezing time included)



For the activated charcoal ice cubes 

4 tablespoons activated charcoal powderActivated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen Recipe

2 cups water

For the collagen lemonade

5 tablespoons Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate 

¾ cup honey  

6 cups cold waterActivated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen Recipe

2 cups fresh lemon juice

2 to 3 lemons, sliced






Make the activated charcoal ice cubes

Break charcoal capsules by cutting with scissors to add the charcoal powder to a large container. 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.

Recipe credit: Angela Gaines 

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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