BY: Lively Staff

August 6, 2018

Gut-Friendly Peach and Rose Mocktail

Sitting by the beach sipping on something sweet is our favorite place to be in the summer. But sometimes life gets in the way and we can’t always get ourselves to a sandy shore. With this Peach and Rose Mocktail, we can alllllllmost hear the waves and feel the sand between our toes! Almost… Either way, it’s a delicious and healthy way to celebrate summer.

Rose Mocktail

Wherever you are this summer, this healthy Peach and Rose Mocktail is one you’ll want to sip on all day long! It’s refreshing, delicious and totally Instagram-worthy. Plus, kombucha and Collagen Peptides make this a gut-healthy treat!

You’ve probably seen kombucha all over your Instagram feed and the grocery store shelves, but for those of you who are unfamiliar, kombucha is a cold fermented tea drink. It’s been one of our favorite gut-friendly snacks for a while now. Kombucha contains tons of healthy bacteria and probiotics to help promote healthy nutrient absorption and regular digestion. By the way, you can check out some of our other favorite foods to keep our gut in check here.

You hear us talk a lot about the beauty benefits of collagen, but did you know that it’s also super beneficial for gut health? The lining of your gut is a connective tissue, and collagen is the most prevalent protein found in that tissue. As we age, our bodies’ natural collagen production begins to decline. Adding Collagen Peptides into your diet is a great way to help support and reinforce that lining! Plus, collagen contains a unique amino acid profile that is particularly beneficial for digestion.

Creating the simple syrup takes just a few steps, and is totally worth the effort. The light rose flavor it adds to this drink just takes it over the top in the yum department. However, if you are short on time (or supplies), you could also omit this step. We love it without the syrup, too!

This Peach and Rose Mocktail is just as pretty as it is delicious. Plus, with the benefits of kombucha and collagen, your gut will be thanking you for this one.

Peach and Rose Mocktail

Ingredients

Rose simple syrup:

1 ½ C filtered water

1 C honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup

1 C food grade dried rose petals/buds

 

Kombucha Mocktail:

1 C kombucha

1 C coconut water

1 white peach, sliced

2 T rose simple syrup

2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Ice

Instructions

For the rose simple syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sweetener to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, add dried roses and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for another five minutes.
  3. Strain the rose buds with a fine mesh strainer, pressing solids to extract as much of the fragrant syrup as possible. Set aside to cool.

 

For the mocktail:

  1. In a tall glass, add coconut water and Collagen Peptides. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Stir in rose simple syrup.
  3. Top with kombucha.
  4. Add peach slices and top with ice. Enjoy!

 

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