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This morning collagen drink will boost energy, metabolism and improve skin.

Updated: Oct 2, 2021


We have been talking about collagen on Chemistry Cachet for many years, and one of our favorite ways to take collagen is in this great morning drink!

This drink has all the aspects needed to get the most out of collagen by adding in vitamin C, but is also has ingredients to boost energy, metabolism and even digestion.

Make sure to read our blog post for detailed ingredient options and the science behind each one.


8 oz boiling water

1 green tea bag

1 tbsp of raw or unpasteurized honey

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 scoop of collagen powder

½ lemon, squeezed

Dash cayenne pepper


Steep tea bag in boiling water for about 4 minutes. While the water is still hot, add a scoop of collagen and mix vigorously until dissolved.

Add honey, vinegar, lemon and dash of cayenne.

You can drink this hot WITH A STRAW or you can add ice cubes and drink it cold.

A quick chemistry tip about honey:

We go into the science on each ingredient in the blog post, but I thought I would quickly mention some important information about honey!

Make sure you always use raw honey. Raw honey is unfiltered which means you are getting unrefined, raw honey straight from the honeycomb. It will contain bits of bee pollen, honey comb, beeswax and propolis.

Propolis is a beneficial chemical found in raw honey.

It is an important chemical for fighting inflammation. You can read more in our case study here.

Let us know if you try this drink out!

Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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