3
Jul

Strawberry Collagen Lemonade Margarita (with kid-friendly mocktail option!)

I'm super excited to partner with Vital Proteins to bring you another healthy spin on an old favorite recipe!

 

I've been sipping on the Vital Proteins Strawberry Lemon beauty collagen during the day a lot lately. It's so refreshing and light, and I love knowing I'm getting the gut-healing benefits of the collagen and probiotics, and also the skin and hair health that comes with collagen. But I knew that it had so much more potential than just being mixed into plain old water, so I started testing out cocktail (and kid-friendly mocktail!) recipes with it.

If you know me, you know I love a good margarita. I knew that the strawberry lemon flavor of the beauty collagen would lend so nicely to my beloved marg, and it already has a slight natural sweetness, so it wouldn't need much (if any) additional sweetener. We've been loving this new cocktail, and I especially love that it puts a new, healthier spin on an old favorite.

The best part is that my boys downed their drinks (pre-tequila of course), so I know that it passes the kid test. Easton asked for seconds, and thirds. It's also really fun to have them help muddle (crush) the strawberries.

I hope you all love them!

See the other recipes I've been using VP collagen and gelatin in here!

 

Strawberry Collagen Lemonade Margarita (with kid-friendly mocktail option!)



AUTHOR:

SERVES: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 strawberries, hulled
  • 3 ounces cold water
  • 1 ounce honey syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes, plus more for serving
  • 2 ounces 100% agave tequila,¬†blanco

     

Instructions:

  1. Add the strawberries, cold water, honey syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to crush the strawberries.
  2. Add the beauty collagen, then secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
  3. Add the ice, and tequila if desired, and shake again for 5 to 10 seconds until chilled.
  4. Pour the cocktail through a strainer into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon slices.

Honey Syrup

I substitute honey syrup for simple syrup (white sugar and water) in cocktails. Take 1 part honey and dissolve it in 1 part hot, but not boiling, water. Use a light-colored honey, such as raw clover honey, so the flavor of the honey does not overpower the drink. Make 2 cups (16 ounces) at a time (using 1 cup honey and 1 cup hot water) and store in a sealed bottle or container in the fridge for up to a month.


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