BY: Lively Staff

July 25, 2018

Collagen Mermaid Water

There’s nothing like a cold, refreshing drink in the hot summer months. But when when it’s delicious, good for you AND is so pretty it looks like you spent hours making it, that’s even better. Our Collagen Mermaid Water checks all of those boxes for us! Whether you’re laying in the sun with a good book or mixing up some mocktails for a girls’ night in, it’s always the right time to treat yourself to a fancy-looking drink. This Collagen Mermaid Water isn’t loaded with sugar or weird ingredients you can’t pronounce, so it’s a treat you don’t have to feel bad about!

Mermaid Water

The key ingredient for this recipe (other than collagen, of course) is Butterfly Pea Flower Tea. This natural and nutritious tea is made from dried butterfly tea flowers, and it turns liquids into a gorgeous cobalt-blue. It doesn’t have a ton of distinct flavor on its own, making it a really adaptable ingredient for all types of recipes. A lot of people even use this tea as natural food dye.

Even cooler? This tea changes colors when an acid is added to it. SERIOUSLY. We used lemon to cause the color change in this recipe, but you could use pretty much anything that will change the pH of the liquid (like apple cider vinegar). This is way cooler than any science experiment we did in middle school. Just saying.

Other than the magical reaction, our favorite part of this Mermaid Water is its serious health benefits. Made with our Lavender Lemon Beauty Collagen, this drink gives you 12 grams of our grass-fed, pasture-raised Collagen Peptides for hair, skin, nail, bone and joint benefits. If you’re new to collagen and want to study up, you can read more about the benefits of collagen here.

In addition to collagen, our Beauty Collagens also contain 120 mg of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has been shown to promote skin moisture and hydration in the form of skin smoothness, tone and texture. With the hot temperatures during the summer months, hydration (both inside and out) is more important than ever. Hyaluronic acid is also known to help promote healthy joints. Hyaluronic acid can also found between our joints, so increasing the amount of it we get in our diet can help to promote healthy joint mobility.

The Beauty Collagens also contain probiotics, which help to balance the ecosystem of our gut. When our gut is healthy, our immune system performs as it should, we’re able to maintain a more optimal weight and our digestion is better supported.

The Lavender Lemon Beauty Collagen works perfectly in this Mermaid Water recipe, but we also love to add it to desserts, baked goods, tea, smoothies, yogurt and more!

Give yourself a boost of collagen and hydration this summer with this gorgeous drink.

Mermaid Water

Collagen Mermaid Water Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Magical Mermaid Tea Ice Cubes

2 tea bags of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

3 C boiling water

Lavender Lemon Lemonade

2 C filtered water

1/2 C fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 t honey (optional)

1-2 scoops Vital Proteins Lavender Lemon Beauty Collagen

Crushed ice

Lemon slices

Directions:

  1. Steep the Butterfly Pea Flower Tea for five minutes, until the water is a deep blue color.
  2. Pour tea in ice cube trays and freeze until completely frozen (we recommend freezing overnight).
  3. Once frozen, crush ice using a blender making sure not to crush ice completely.
  4. For the lemonade, add water, lemon juice, honey and Lavender Lemon Beauty collagen to a pitcher and stir until completely mixed.
  5. Fill a tall glass 1/3 full with regular crushed ice, then top with crushed Butterfly Pea Flower Tea crushed ice.
  6. Pour 1/4 cup Lavender Lemon Lemonade then top with more Butterfly Pea Flower Tea crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy!

We love this recipe so much because we want a good Instagram-worthy drink in the summer, but we don’t want to spend forever in the kitchen making it. Besides, with all the sugar and other nasty ingredients that are usually in those Insta-pretty drinks — no thanks. With the benefits of our Beauty Collagens, this is a drink we can feel good about. We plan on impressing our guests all summer long with this Collagen Mermaid Water. We wouldn’t blame you if you do, too!

 

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