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Collagen-Boosting Cocktails – Part 2

Bone broth is having a moment and for good reason. This wonder liquid known for its nutritional superpowers is low in calories (about 70 per cup), high in protein (upwards of 16 grams per cup), and low in carbs (less than one gram). It’s also the best whole food source of collagen — the most abundant protein in the body that is also responsible for maintaining our skin’s structure.

In short – bone broth does a body good. But if the thought of sipping soup during the summer isn’t for you, bone broth is a versatile addition to a myriad of recipes — including cocktails!

Read on to learn how to sneak some beauty-boosting collagen into your poolside drinks this summer with recipes from celebrity nutrition expert and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci.

SUMMER COOLER

Makes two 10-ounce servings

 Ingredients

  •     1 cup homemade or store bought chicken bone broth 
  •     ½ cup pineapple chunks
  •     ½ English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
  •     2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus lemon slices for garnish
  •     4 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  •     2 ounces potato vodka
  •     Ice cubes

 Directions

Combine all ingredients except vodka and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Fill two tall glasses with ice, add 1 ounce potato vodka to each glass, add mixture from blender, and stir. Garnish with lemon and mint.

bone broth

Find more delicious recipes in Green Living’s Savor section. Stay tuned in September for more great recipes. We feature two recipes in our print magazine every month!

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