Must Try: This RD's Watermelon-Berry Collagen Margarita Recipe
Bright and acidic, this frozen watermelon-berry margarita practically screams summer. Watermelon is such a refreshing treat, and the frozen berries add a nice flavor, texture, and gorgeous color (plus more antioxidants and fiber—who doesn't want that?). But what really makes this summer marg sing is mindbodygreen's beauty & gut collagen+. A few scoops of the skin-supporting supplement can enhance your long-weekend glow.*
Keeping your collagen levels up to par is crucial for firm, taut skin.* And clinical studies have shown that collagen supplements are able to promote collagen and elastin production1, as well as maintain healthy moisture levels and elasticity and manage roughness2.*
Additionally, mbg's formula is packed with antioxidants. If you really want to protect skin from oxidative damage and free radicals as you lounge over the long weekend, you must provide your skin cells with antioxidants internally.* Good news is, beauty and gut collagen+ contains all the key players: vitamin C, vitamin E, turmeric, and SGS.* Finally, the powder contains hyaluronic acid to enhance your skin's natural hydration levels so you and your skin can feel refreshed as you sip.*
The result? A frothy, subtly sweet cocktail that's bound to become a fan favorite. (Here's a hack: Remove the alcohol, and you've got yourself an equally yummy summer-inspired smoothie.)
Cording's Frozen Watermelon-Berry Collagen Margarita
Makes 4 servings
- ½ cup tequila
- ¼ cup triple sec or Cointreau
- 4 cups watermelon cubes
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 2 to 4 tablespoons lime juice
- 4 scoops mbg's beauty & gut collagen+
- 2 cups ice
- 4 slices lime wedges, for garnish
- Layer ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Divide among 4 glasses, and garnish each with a lime wedge. Serve immediately.
Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC is a registered dietitian, health coach, and author with a passion for helping people simplify their wellness routine and build sustainable healthy habits. She is the author of The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety and The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition and Better Sleep. She also runs the Drama-Free Healthy Living podcast. A big believer in the mental and physical benefits of exercise, she is also a certified Pilates instructor.