I talk about this ALL the time on snapchat (add me with username alexisroch). So many readers have asked for more details on my little chemist drink.
First of all, back read this post for an awesome, in depth post on collagen benefits.
This drink is the BEST collagen supplement. It allows you to get an amazing boost of collagen with the addition of vitamin C. You must take collagen with vitamin C in order for the body to absorb it efficiently (read here why).
Not only is this the best collagen supplement, but it is also an incredible energy booster and great for digestion.
I have tweaked this many times this past year, and now I have it down to a science. This drink is the ultimate anti-inflammatory drink. I wanted a morning drink that would help my arthritic pain, but also produce some energy and good digestion.
Since taking this drink everyday for the past year I have seen an incredible improvement to my nails, hair, joints, and even my skin!! Remember to give it a few weeks to work so the collagen can start working in your system.
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- 8 oz of boiling water
- 1 green tea bag (More information on tea)
- 1 tbsp of RAW or unpasteurized honey (important read this post)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 scoop of collagen powder
- ½ lemon, squeezed
- Dash of cayenne pepper
Steep the tea bag in boiling water for about 4 minutes. While the water is still hot, add in the scoop of collagen and mix up vigorously until dissolved. Now add the honey, vinegar, squeezed half of lemon, and a dash of cayenne. You can drink this hot WITH A STRAW or you can add ice cubes and drink it cold.
This is the only kind of apple cider vinegar I buy. It is natural, organic, and doesn’t have anything additional added to it!
I drink it cold every morning in the summer, but now that it is cooling off, I have been having it warm. Both are equally delicious!
Don’t forget the straw! The straw is so important! Acidity can harm your teeth, so you should always drink things through a straw to protect your tooth enamel.
Chemist Tips: Why Apple Cider Vinegar?
I could write a really long post on the benefits of ACV, and I plan on doing that soon. In short, ACV is scientifically proven to boost, metabolism and aid in digestion. It has numerous anti-inflammatory properties, so it is great for anyone who suffers from inflammation.
The thing is, it tastes terrible on its own. I started drinking it a while ago and the lemon really masks the taste, plus the lemon provides that necessary vitamin C for the collagen to work well!
Honey is another scientifically proven anti-inflammatory. It has so many important and beneficial enzymes and also makes this drink taste good.
Green tea is yet another energy booster and anti-inflammatory which also helps cut the taste of the vinegar, especially if you don’t like it. Green tea is such a healthy tea full of so many health benefits, so it seemed like the perfect addition for this drink.
The cayenne pepper is also another chemically proven health booster, plus the spicy taste makes this drink really good. You can substitute cinnamon for the spice. When using cayenne, make sure to use a TINY dash. A little goes a LONG way!
Here is the post from instagram a few weeks ago so you can see it on ice 🙂 :
Remember to read this post for an important, in depth post on collagen for your health and why it is the ultimate supplement.
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