Charcoal Lemonade

 
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Activated charcoal is the new detox trend because it binds to toxins and chemicals, allows for quicker elimination, and helps to prevent their absorption in your body. Basically, it binds to things that no longer serve you and helps to flush them out so that they aren't reabsorbed into your body. Here's a list of a few of the things that it's good for:

1. Helps prevent hangovers (!!)

2. Alleviates gas and bloating 

3. Traps pesticides, toxins, and other chemicals and flushes them out 

4. Cleanses your digestive tract 

5. Anti-aging

6. Reduces high cholesterol 

IMPORTANT: I don't recommend drinking this every day as activated charcoal tends to be very strong and is binding to more than just the bad stuff. Allow your body to naturally go through its filtration process and add activated charcoal as support when you want a major detox day or before a big night out


MANY juice shops have a form of charcoal lemonade for purchase, but that tends to be the more expensive route. This recipe will cost you a fraction of the price and makes 6 servings.

CHARCOAL LEMONADE RECIPE:

Makes 6 servings, adjust as needed

Ingredients:

5 cups water

1/2 cup organic maple syrup

3/4 cup lemon juice

5 capsules of activated charcoal (They sell activated charcoal at sprouts and whole foods or you can buy some on amazon here)

 

Directions:

1. Squeeze lemons to make 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice

2. In a large pitcher: mix water, maple syrup, and lemon juice

3. Gently squeeze the ends of the activated charcoal capsules and twist to pour the powder into the pitcher (Be careful with this step! Charcoal can stain)

4. Mix well

5. Put the pitcher in the fridge for a couple of hours until cold and serve!

This will last in your fridge for 5-6 days


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Frozen Collagen Coffee

If you’ve been watching my Snapchat stories, you’ve seen my recent obsession with this frozen coffee recipe that I found. And guess what? IT CONTAINS COLLAGEN. (Surprise, Surprise…) It’s the perfect, healthy, way to wake up in the morning with a quick breakfast OR have as a mid-day snack pick-me-up.

 
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Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

¼ cup of iced coffee!! (or cold brew… if you make coffee in your house already, just throw some ice in it to cool it off and use that. I’ve been using Sprouts brand cold brew, but cold brew tends to be SUPER bitter so it depends on what you like!)

3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk (plus more to taste)

1 banana

½ medjool date

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Sprinkle of cinnamon – to taste

1 scoop of Vital Proteins Vanilla and Coconut water Collagen Peptides (if you don’t have this, you can use a scoop of protein powder that you like!)

 

Directions:

1.     Blend it all together!

2.     Taste it and see what it needs. Modify this recipe to fit YOUR taste buds. If you want it to be a little creamier then add more almond milk… If you want it to be a little sweeter, add more vanilla/cinnamon… etc.



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