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    3 Collagen Tea Recipes


    Winter means TEA, & in my case TONS OF TEA.

    Matcha is a major obsession of mine. I used to be really big on coffee, but I swapped out 2 coffees for 2 matchas every day & I’m very into it. 

    Collagen Peptides & Gangster Chic Brand Inulin are my favorite things to add to drinks, especially teas, so I wanted to give you guys 3 tea recipes where you can easily add a scoop of collagen to each one.

    Where Does Collagen Come From?

    Only animal flesh containing connective tissue, such as meat and fish, has collagen naturally. However, a range of foods, both animal and plant-based, contain components for our systems to make collagen.

    3 Collagen Tea Recipes

    First, let’s recap the benefits of collagen. For the record, I like Vital Proteins.

    The Benefits of Collagen:

    ♡ can improve skin health.

    ♡ known to support connective tissues like ligaments & muscles.

    ♡ increases metabolism and muscle mass.

    ♡ can relieve joint pain.

    ♡ detoxify your liver

    ♡ it has anti inflammatory properties beneficial for joints

    ♡ may prevent bone loss.

    ♡ promotes heart and cardiovascular health.

    ♡ can decrease bone loss.

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    The Skinny Confidential’s Favorite Collagen Tea Recipes:


    + Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha ( use code SKINNY for 5% off )

    + coconut milk ( Native Forest is my & Kristin Cavallari’s favorite )

    + cinnamon stick

    + 1 scoop of collagen protein ( again, I like Vital Proteins )

    DIRECTIONS: take this whole situation ( except the cinnamon stick- save that to pop in your mug for a finishing touch ) & froth it up in your frother.  If you don’t have a frother, you gotta get yourself one. You can’t go wrong with either of these ones. 

    ♡ sportea

    + steeped SPORTea

    + bit of unsweetened almond milk

    + 1 scoop of collagen powder

    DIRECTIONS: froth the almond milk and add collagen together BEFORE you pour it into a glass of ice with SPORTea. For extra sweetness add honey & lemon.

    HOT TIP:

    To froth milk for cold drinks, just hold down the main button of your frother. Some frothers have a button for hot & a button for cold, but if they don’t, try holding down the button until the blue light flashes. If your frother doesn’t do this or you can’t be bothered, I got you. Just grab yourself this little one.

    ♡ Kourtney Kardashian’s apple tea

    + 1 quart of water

    + 1 red apple ( sliced into quarters )

    + 2 cinnamon sticks

    + 8 whole cloves

    + 1/4 tsp of turmeric

    + 1 inch cube of ginger (sliced )

    + 1 bunch of mint

    + 1 lemon

    + 1/4 tsp ground cardomom

    + 1 scoop of collagen

    + organic manuka honey

    DIRECTIONS: add water, apple, cinnamon sticks, cloves, turmeric, ginger, mint & cardamom to a large pot. Squeeze in half a lemon, then thinly slice the other half. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce to simmer for 10 mins while covered. Add honey to the bottom of your mug then strain tea while you pour it in. ( This makes 2 big mugs ).

    While we’re here, you should know about the bougiest, chicest mugs in the whole world. They’re the Bodum double-walled clear glass mugs. So elegant, so French, SO NECESSARY when enjoying your favorite collagen concoction. Like, I don’t even want to have a tea if it isn’t in this. BUT we’re all busy and on the go, always. For that I love a Stanley or these glass and bamboo tumblers.

    Best Way To Take Collagen

    It is usually advised to take collagen in the morning on an empty stomach for a more effective absorption. However, you can take your collagen infused tea at whatever time of day suits you.

    Anyway. There you go! 3 winter wonderland tea recipes that have all the benefits of collagen. I would love to know all your favorite tea recipes this season? Cheers.

    x, lauryn

    + silicone straws to take all your drinks up a notch.

    ++ how to make healthy, fiber-filled coffee with my friend Ingrid. 


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