With a little olive oil drizzle, plenty of lemon, strawberries, and a dash of honey, this creamy olive oil lemon strawberry mocktail recipe with collagen is here to give you glowing skin all fall long.
Ever since I saw Jen Jones’ viral tonic come across my feed, I thought: I need to make a mocktail version of that. While her tonic uses organic lemon, extra virgin olive oil, unfiltered honey, and ginger to boost energy and immunity, boost your liver health, aid in digestion, and soothe swollen lymph nodes, this strawberry mocktail recipe is all about the skin health. The benefits of the extra virgin olive oil and lemon will also help with digestion, ridding the body of toxins which can help reduce signs of aging. Then, ginger helps reduce inflammation in the body.
Funnily enough, olive oil is one of my favorite mixology ingredients of all time. It emulsifies with liquid when blended, turning the result into a creamy drink with a ton of body, rich, complex flavor, and LOTS of health benefits for your skin, digestion, and energy levels.
Like I said, the entire focus of this olive oil strawberry mocktail is on skin health. From using the whole lemon (the zest is where a ton of the healthiest compounds actually are, and the white part adds a hint of bitterness), to strawberries that are rich in Vitamin C, to collagen peptides which research shows supports skin, hair, nail, and joint health! On the matter, I asked a famous dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, about collagen on my podcast. I fully expected her to debunk its goodness mostly because it’s such a trendy food, but I was blown away by the science she shared in its favor!
In the episode, Dr. Bowe debunked SO many skincare myths. If you want glowing skin, you should definitely give this episode a listen! We also talk about:
- her expert opinion on skincare trends including: slugging, red light therapy, collagen, face shaving, ice rolling, and more
- the best forms of exfoliation for different skin types and how often you should be doing it
- which skincare steps are optional and which are 100% necessary for everyone
- what skin cycling actually means and the best way to do it for your skin type
- the exact ingredients you should be looking for and avoiding in sunscreens
- why sunless tanner could be causing long term damage to your skin (and how to combat it)
- how much drinking a lot of water really make a difference in skin moisture
- why you should throw away your washcloth
- how to optimize your circadian rhythm for glowing skin
- the number one food you should be prioritizing in your diet for glowy skin
Ingredients in this olive oil strawberry lemon mocktail
One thing to love about this recipe is that there are very few ingredients, and you might already have most of them on hand!
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this delicious healthy mocktail:
- Lemon (it’s important to buy organic and/or wash really well because we’re using the skin)
- Olive oil
- Unfiltered honey
- Collagen peptides
- Fine grain sea salt
- Cold, filtered water
How to make this healthy mocktail recipe
Once you’ve got the ingredients handy, this healthy mocktail is super easy to make! Pro tip: If you’re planning on making these healthy mocktails for a family gathering or party, you can make a couple batches of this recipe ahead of time. This recipe makes four to six mocktails and it’ll keep in the fridge for up to four days!
Mix up this mocktail in 3 easy steps:
- Blend all ingredients until smooth, then strain through a fine mesh strainer.
- Shake it with ice, then pour it into cocktail glasses.
- Garnish with a swirl of olive oil and lemon peel or dried lemon.
More healthy mocktail recipes:
- Spiced Orange Chai Digestive Mocktail
- Cranberry Rosemary Digestive Mocktail
- Relaxing Blackberry Chamomile Mocktail
- Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
- 1 lemon, skin on (so buy organic and/or wash really well!) seeds removed (don’t stress on it, do as much as possible)
- 4 strawberries, stems removed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 scoops @greatlakeswellnesscollagen peptides
- pinch of fine grain sea salt
- 3 cups cold water
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth, then strain through a fine mesh strainer.
- Shake with ice, then pour into cocktail glasses.
- Garnish with a swirl of olive oil and lemon peel or dried lemon, if desired.
This recipe makes 4-6 mocktails, served up. It can be made up to 4 days ahead of time.