Cool of this summer with this quenching, skin nourishing recipe from @ellefrizzell. We love Elle's use of anti-ageing summer fruits and herbs to create a delicious summer drink. Whip up a batch and keep in your fridge for up to a week and enjoy the prettiest way to stay chill in the heat.
Rich in ginger, this delicious tea recipe, helps contains over 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against aging. It also evens skin tone and improves elasticity.
Raspberries also offer incredible anti-ageing benefits and contain ellagic acid which helps to protect collagen and elastin fibres, keeping skin looking young for longer.
Blueberries are packed with age-defying antioxidants which help keep free radicals at bay and also protect against premature ageing. Eating 1 cup (148 grams) of blueberries per day can help improve your body’s ability to send nutrients and oxygen to your skin and other cells, allowing for quicker and more efficient cell turnover, and ultimately, healthier skin.
Last but not least, a healthy serve of Vegan Collagen provides a combination of plant-based superfoods that help to both build collagen as well as helping to protect and preserve collagen and elastin fibres for firmer, more supple skin. Superfruits, high in polyphenols, also help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles by helping to protect skin cells from free radical damage and photoageing.
Green Berry Iced Tea
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 5 hrs
3 ginger tea bags| contains over 40 anti-ageing antioxidants
1 litre boiled water | essential for cell function
1 heaped teaspoon Vegan Collagen | build and protect collagen, anti-ageing antioxidants
Small handful raspberries (fresh or frozen) + a few extra for serving | protect collagen and elastin from being destroyed
Small handful blueberries (fresh or frozen) | helps fight premature ageing
Few sprigs rosemary/mint/basil | anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing
Herb and berry infused ice cubes + extra ice for crushing
1-2 teaspoons of liquid sweetener if desired
1. Make the herb and berry infused ice by placing a raspberry, a couple of blueberries, or a sprig of rosemary / mint / basil into an ice tray. Fill the ice tray with water and freeze for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight.
2. Add the ginger green teabags to a jug and pour in the boiled water. Brew for 15 minutes.
3. Allow the tea to cool before adding vegan collagen powder, berries and herbs. Add sweetener if desired.
4. Give it a little stir before transferring to the fridge and allowing to infuse for at least an hour.
5. To serve crush a few raspberries in a bowl with the back of fork and add to the bottom of the glasses with some crushed ice.
6. Pour the iced tea into the glasses and add the herb and berry infused iced cubes.
7. Garnish with orange peel or an orange / lemon wedge and enjoy.
Nutritional Information per Serve
I’m Elle, a nutritionist, food photographer, soon to be qualified personal trainer, podcaster and blogger. I’m all about holistic health and have a particular interest in skin and gut health due to experiencing cystic acne and leaky gut. I am a huge foodie and if I’m not sweating my face off in the gym, I’ll be in my kitchen testing out new healthy recipes.
I think vegan collagen is great for adding skin and gut nourishing ingredients to smoothie bowls, raw snacks, treats and drinks. I’m a big fan of the vitamin C rich camu camu, which I often use to make immunity shots in the winter.
Health & happiness, Elle x