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5 Easy Superfood Drink Recipes for Healthy and Radiant Skin

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Get glowing skin with these superfood drink recipes we know you’ll love.

When it comes to skincare, we often think about the kinds of products that we apply to our skin. But what we feed our bodies can also make a world of a difference. 

If you’re looking for a natural way to up your skincare game and to help you feel good both inside and out, look no further than these delicious, quick and easy superfood-enriched drink recipes that promote healthy radiant skin and will leave you glowing from within.

Better yet, to get more bang for your buck, T2 is offering a special promotion where if you spend $60 or more you’ll receive a free tea pack and Merriest Infuser. Promotion ends Sunday 22 November 2020. See the T2 website for more information.

Hot and Iced Matcha Latte

A delightfully earthy and subtly sweet pick-me-up, this superfood drink can be enjoyed both hot or cold. 

Matcha is packed with antioxidants and amino acids that are key to giving your skin a naturally radiant glow. Antioxidants fight against free radicals and prevent skin cell damage. In turn, your skin is left looking youthful and radiant.

This superfood has also been proven to be even more caffeinated than coffee, so it’s the perfect substitute for your morning fix minus the jitters and the afternoon crash.


Preparation time: 5 minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 1


Tip: To make an Iced Matcha Latte, follow step 1 below. Then, in a separate bowl, dissolve the honey and vanilla extract in a small amount of hot water. To serve, add your ice, milk and honey mixture to a glass. Slowly pour over the matcha for that aesthetically marbled look – you know what we’re talking about. Mix and enjoy!


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INGREDIENTS:
1 tsp T2 100% Organic Matcha
2 tbsp hot water
1 cup milk of your choice
1-2 tsp honey
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
Ice (for the Iced Matcha Latte)

METHOD:
1. In a bowl add your matcha powder and hot water. Whisk vigorously until well combined and the matcha becomes foamy.
2. Warm your milk over the stove, whisking occasionally so it does not curdle. Add your honey and vanilla extract to dissolve. Simmer until frothy.
3. To serve, pour the milk and matcha into a mug. Stir and enjoy!


Hearty Hot Chocolate 

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This rich and sweet superfood drink feels like a naughty indulgence but it is oh so good for you.

Cacao powder is packed with antioxidants that help protect your skin cells from damage and promote a healthy, radiant glow.

Thankfully, when it comes to cacao powder there are many other benefits associated with this superfood-enriched ingredient. Cacao is known to reduce stress levels and boost your mood, minimise tiredness and fatigue as well as supporting heart and gut health. No wonder we love chocolate so much!


Preparation time: 5 minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 1



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INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp cacao powder
1 cup milk of your choice
1-2 tsp honey or agave syrup
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of salt

METHOD:

1. Add ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally until frothy. Enjoy!


Golden Turmeric Latte

You’ve probably seen this superfood latte on your Instagram feed. But don’t cast it off as just a pretty brunch trend. This comforting latte packs a punch when it comes to health benefits for your skin.

The golden spice contains a powerful compound called curcumin, which is anti-inflammatory and rich with antioxidants. Tumeric’s anti-bacterial properties also make it the perfect natural remedy for preventing breakouts and minimising the appearance of acne scars.

For better absorption of curcumin, top your drink off with a crack of black pepper.   


Preparation time: 5 minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 1


Tip: To replace the turmeric, cinnamon powder and black pepper, opt for 1 ½ tsp of T2’s Little Bag of Gold which is packed with an enriched blend of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, rooibos and black pepper.


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INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
Milk of your choice
Pinch of ground black pepper (optional)

METHOD:

1. Add ingredients into a saucepan. Warm over medium heat and stir occasionally until frothy. Enjoy!


Zesty Orange, Carrot and Ginger Juice

Something refreshing to brighten up your day! This Vitamin C packed superfood drink is full of antioxidants and immune system boosters that will leave your skin glowing from within.

The citrus from the orange and lemon are full of Vitamin C and antioxidants – proving to assist and boost your with immune-system whilst helping with collagen production in your skin, which fights against premature ageing.

As well as that, apart from giving the drink a refreshing kick, ginger is renowned its anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal and soothe irritated skin. Potent with antioxidants, ginger helps to prevent ageing as well as even out our skin tone and improve skin elasticity.


Preparation time: 10 minutes | Difficulty: Medium | Servings: 2 – 3



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INGREDIENTS:
4 oranges
3 carrots
2 green apples
2.5-inch ginger piece, peeled
1/8 cup lemon juice
Ice

METHOD:
1. Roughly chop your ingredients into smaller pieces. Then, one at a time, add ingredients into a juicer or blender.
2. If you are using a juicer, use the machine according to the instructions.
3. If you are using a blender, blend on high until all ingredients are incorporated. Using a fine-mesh sieve, slowly drain the juice into a jug. Enjoy over ice!


Rooibos Tea 

Native to South Africa, rooibos tea is earthy and sweet and is the perfect caffeine-free alternative to traditional black and green teas.

This calming superfood drink is great for your skin because of its high antioxidant content. Enjoy this tea on its own, or with a dash of milk and honey.


Preparation time: 1 minute | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 1



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INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp T2 Red Rooibos Loose-Leaf Tea
Boiling water

METHOD:

1. Boil your water. Add your tea leaves and hot water to a teapot.
2. Steep for at least 5-minutes. Enjoy!


Wanting more recipes to sip your way to good health? Our list of healthy and refreshing drinks is perfect for the warmer months in Australia. Or for something a little bit more indulgent, check out our anti-inflammatory gluten-free Turmeric Latte Slice.

Feature image: Photographed by Anna Pustynnikova. Image via Shutterstock.
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