Move over, unicorn hot chocolate — there’s a new drink in town, and it will make your inner goth squeal. Activated charcoal lattes are the next big thing, and they are stunning. The magic ingredient to pulling off the black hue — activated charcoal — can have major benefits in your beauty routine, but it’s also super detoxing if you consume it. And not only can it cleanse your digestive system, but it’s also great for bloating and increasing energy. It’s important to note that you must take the recommended dosage… you don’t want to go overboard with this stuff. But when done right — like in this latte — it is amazing for your health. Read on and drink up!
The first time I consumed activated charcoal was at a Pressed Juicery as a lemonade. I was skeptical of trying it because the drink was pitch black. They offered me a sample and I seriously could not believe it tasted just like lemonade. Once I learned about the benefits of charcoal, I believe it can be apart of a healthy diet. Just like charcoal can be great for detoxing your skin, it can have the same benefits to your digestive system! How cool is that??
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon food-grade activated charcoal
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- In small pot on medium heat, add all ingredients.
- Whisk vigorously until milk begins to froth.
- Add to mug and enjoy warm.
- Optional: Mix all ingredients and pour in a glass over ice!
I used this activated charcoal. You can also use it as a natural teeth whitener. Winning!!
Interested in trying a charcoal latte? Let me know in the comments below! You can find this recipe along with some of my other creations at Brit + Co!