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I call this our “PINK DRINK” because it is the perfect shade of pink. This homemade iced collagen drink has been a favorite of mine for years, but I have never formally shared it with you!
This is a variation from our famous Chemistry Cachet’s Collagen Concoction which readers have really enjoyed for the energy and health benefits.
Our Collagen Concoction is the perfect morning drink, but sometimes you want a tasty afternoon drink with all the same benefits. Not to mention, an iced drink is so refreshing in the summer 🙂
PIN THIS: Chemistry Cachet’s PINK DRINK!!
8 oz hot passion tea (or cranberry tea)
1 scoop (1 tablespoon) collagen powder (this is the only kind I use)
1 teaspoon raw honey
1/2 tsp lemon powder**
1/2 lemon, juiced
8 oz Kombucha or apple cider vinegar drink***
2 cups of ice
While passion tea is still hot, add in collagen powder, honey, lemon powder, and lemon juice. Stir until dissolved.
Cool for a few minutes, then add to large glass with ice. Stir until mixture is cold.
You can add more ice to this.
Top off with a pink or red kombucha (about 8 oz), add more ice if needed. Remember to pour kombucha slowly because it is very fizzy.
**Lemon powder is optional, but I highly recommend trying it. It makes this drink even more energizing 🙂
***Another option besides kombucha is this apple cider vinegar drink (pictured below) which is also found in the same section.
Chemistry Behind This Iced Collagen Drink
Everyone enjoys learning WHY things work, so let’s talk about the chemistry of this iced collagen drink.
You can check out all this amazing benefits for kombucha here, but it is best known for energy. I love enjoying it in the afternoons when I REALLY need a good pick me up.
Another part of kombucha people love is the fizz factor. Instead of a coke, you can have kombucha, but still get the same carbonated effect. Kombucha is full of probiotics too.
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
In our original collagen concoction, which I still enjoy in the mornings before a work out, we use straight apple cider vinegar. It is great for digestion, inflammation, and energy. For an afternoon drink like this, you can add something more tasty like this apple cider drink that you can even drink straight out of the bottle.
Use either kombucha or the ACV drink, both are delicious and good for digestion. I switch it up when I make this drink!
I love using a combination of lemon powder and lemon juice. You can read the benefits of lemon powder plus how to make it in this post.
Lemon juice and lemon powder add the necessary vitamin C for your body to absorb collagen. Plus, both are amazing for energy among another benefits like digestion too. Read about the awesome benefits of lemon here.
One of our most viewed posts on Chemistry Cachet is how collagen works and why you should take it. Many readers never realized that your body needs vitamin C to properly absorb collagen. It makes a difference when you take it as a supplement.
The only brand I buy is this one. It is cheaper, but works better than any I have tried.
Collagen is not only good for skin and hair, but also great for joint health.
Another energy source is raw honey, not to mention good for inflammation.
I use passion tea because it has no caffeine, and it is a pretty pink! You can use any herbal tea that is red for this “pink drink.” It also adds a great flavor to this drink.
Should I use both the collagen concoction drink and this one?
I don’t use both on the same day. If I am working out in the mornings, I like to have my hot collagen concoction (which you can also put on ice). If I don’t have that drink, then I will sometimes make this pink drink to enjoy.
Don’t have both in the same day, you don’t need that much collagen. It would just be a waste.
But you can make this drink without the collagen if you’d just like a refreshing beverage for energy.
What’s better, the kombucha or the ACV drink in the picture?
They both are good. The kombucha will have more probiotic benefits and fizz. The ACV drink is a little sweeter, but also just as good for energy. I like both and switch up which one I use.
Many readers have started using collagen this past year after reading my posts, and I have had some GREAT feedback! I love hearing how much people enjoy our tips.
Do you have a success story? Have you made this drink? Let me know in the comments or tag me on instagram with a picture! @alexis.roch