Activated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen: A Yummy, Beauty-ful Recipe

Hey, lovelies! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!

I just quickly wanted to share with you a yummy, beauty-ful recipe I know you foodies and Beauty-lovers will both love! Read on for the recipe:


The Activated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen Recipe:

*This article was originally published on Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen + FREE Dark Chocolate Almond Bars

Our take on the activated charcoal lemonade craze looks much cooler than the sludge-colored detox drinks everyone seems to be sipping lately. We froze our activated charcoal into ice cubes, creating a stark contrast when served in bright lemonade. When the ice starts to melt, it creates a cool-looking swirling effect as the charcoal mixes with the drink. To give it an extra boost, we mixed in Great Lakes Gelatin’s Collagen Hydrolysate Powder.

Collagen helps keep joints flexible and skin supple but because it decreases with age, it’s important to replenish with collagen-rich foods or supplements. This powder from Great Lakes has been hydrolyzed so it won’t congeal and features a unique combination of amino acids that may be beneficial for bone and joint health.



Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours (freezing time included)


For the activated charcoal ice cubes
4 tablespoons activated charcoal powder
2 cups water

For the collagen lemonade
5 tablespoons Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate
¾ cup honey
1 cup hot water
6 cups cold water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
2 to 3 lemons, sliced


Make the activated charcoal ice cubes

Break charcoal capsules by cutting with scissors to add the charcoal powder to a large container. Add the water. Stir until blended. Pour the liquid into ice cube molds. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

Make the collagen lemonade

In a large pitcher, add honey, collagen powder, and hot water; stir until honey dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water; stir until well mixed. Fill a glass with activated charcoal ice cubes and pour lemonade over the ice. Garnish with lemon slice.

Recipe credit: Angela Gaines
Photo credit: Paul Delmont

You can also watch the helpful youtube video on how to make the recipe below:

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8 thoughts on “Activated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen: A Yummy, Beauty-ful Recipe”

  1. Hmmm……I’m not sure about this. The activated charcoal ice cubes sound a little strange to me. But hey, I’ll try (almost anything once!) LOL!

  2. gloria patterson

    I have been seeing stuff here and there regarding charcoal BUT this is a first Charcoal Lemonade. I would almost hate to invest in this stuff and it taste bad. I think I would like a sample first 🙂

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