Updated: Mar 11
Guest post by our friends at Copina Co. Affliliate links included and post has been sponsored.
Daily morning rituals can make a big impact on quality of life. The morning beverage we choose, whether it’s coffee, matcha tea, or lemon water, is not only for kicking off the morning, but can also be a meditative experience and a chance to reset, shaping the tone for the rest of the day. Since the heat is still very alive in most places around the country right now, we wanted to share a chilled and refreshing version of matcha tea that we think you will love! Iced Mango Matcha Vegan Collagen Boost latte is perfect for anytime you need some chill time during the hot summer days. We love our morning (or afternoon) lattes as much as the next person, but love them even more when they are filled with Copina Co. vegan collagen supporters.
Copina Co. Collagen Boost Benefits
Before we get into the making of an Iced Manga Matcha Collagen Latte, we wanted to tell you something cool—you don’t have to turn to animal products to increase your collagen levels. You can support collagen production through herbs and plants, which assist your body in making more of its own collagen. We have an amazing guide on our website, but here is an easy breakdown of how our plant botanical ingredients help your hair, skin, and nails:
Bamboo Leaf Extract: This plant extract is an incredible source of the mineral silica. Silica plays a role in collagen synthesis, helping the body build and absorb collagen. It also supports the skin’s ability to retain water, helping the skin look plump and glowing, and has been found to reduce hair breakage.
Organic Tremella Mushroom Extract: This superfood mushroom (also known by its nickname “the beauty mushroom”) contains amino acids and zinc, both of which are essential for collagen production. It is also packed with carbohydrate chains called polysaccharides, which helps to prevent the breakdown of collagen and reduce hydration loss, which may lead to improved skin elasticity and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles!
Organic Amla Berry: Amla berry is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to support healthy and vibrant skin. It is one of the most potent sources of antioxidant-rich vitamin C, one of the key vitamins needed for collagen production. It is also a great source of copper, an essential mineral that is also key for collagen synthesis.
Gotu Kola: This powerful anti-inflammatory herb has been shown to support collagen production while also protecting existing collagen.
Biotin: This B vitamin plays an important role in the production of keratin (protein found in hair), and helps support healthy and strong hair, skin, and nails.
Hyaluronic Acid: Food-grade hyaluronic acid has been shown to help boost natural collagen production in the body and to help the skin attract and retain moisture, which may help mitigate signs of aging, such as smoothing wrinkles, boosting skin’s elasticity, firmness, and radiance (aka that #CopinaCoGlow!).
In order to create collagen, the body needs the primary constituents that synthesize collagen — amino acids, vitamin C, zinc, and copper. Vegan collagen-supporting supplements contain specific plant-based ingredients rich in these elements so that the body has the building blocks it needs in order to naturally produce its own collagen. Unlike animal-based collagen, these plant-based products get to the root issue behind why your body isn’t producing enough of its own collagen and give it the support it needs to boost its collagen production and prevent collagen breakdown.
Copina Co's Plant-Based Collagen-Supporting Blends help address both collagen degradation and support your body's natural collagen production. They're available in 4 varieties: Matcha and Cacao Calm, which can be used in lattes or smoothies and Vanilla and Original, which make amazing creamers or blends in smoothies.
Iced Mango Matcha Latte
Even though, this soothing yet energizing beverage is perfect for warm summer mornings, we hope that you enjoy this refreshing tropical matcha drink year-round. It includes sweet mango, creamy plant milk, and our Matcha Beauty Plant-Based Collagen Support Latte blend to helps support your body's natural collagen production while giving a sustained energy boost.
1/4 fresh ripened mango (or ½ cup frozen cubed mango)
1/2 cup of your plant milk of choice (of your choice, but we suggest unsweetened)
1/2 cup of hot water
1 scoop of Copina Co's Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Support Latte Blend (or one individual packet)
Mash ¼ of a cup of mango with a fork or place in a blender for 30-60 seconds to purée.
Place the pureed or mashed mango at the bottom of your glass.
Top with a few ice cubes, or crushed ice, then pour the plant based milk over top ½ of a cup of your plant milk of choice.
In a separate glass, mix the hot water with Copina Co. Matcha Collagen Support by stirring with a spoon, combining with a hand frother, or using a blender.
Once blended, pour the mixture over top of the mango and plant milk mixture.
Sip with a straw just as is or stir a little to evenly distribute the mango throughout the plant milk and matcha.
How Often Should You Incorporate Copina Co.?
How you treat your body daily through food, exercise, and sun exposure all play an important role in seeing the benefits of taking a collagen booster. We recommend taking our Beauty Blends 2–3 times a day for one month to see the best results. Even once a day can make a difference! Taking a collagen booster may continue to show increased benefits as you supplement over time.
We recently finished a 2-month long consumer survey where we asked our participants to use our Beauty Blends twice a day, every day. Some of our results include:
100% of respondents noticed increased hydration in 2 months.
100% of respondents noticed a difference in overall skin glow in 2 months.
92.9% of respondents noticed a difference in hair thickness in 2 months.
92.9% of respondents noticed a difference in nail strength in 2 months.
About Copina and its founder, Carolyn Yachanin
I started Copina Co. because I fundamentally believe that the new focus of beauty needs to be on internal health. Years of harsh acne medications like oral antibiotics and 2 rounds of Accutane left my skin dry and depleted and my gut health in shambles. I turned to holistic and herbal medicine out of a search for something better and it changed my life.
I saw the power of plants to heal us from within and we bring the best of plant medicine to all with Copina Co. All our blends were formulated by herbalists, are 100% vegan and help to support your body's natural collagen production, all from plants. Soon, Copina Co. will also be available in Whole Foods and on Amazon.
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