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Three Collagen-Boosting CBD Drink Recipes for Healthy Skin

with Maria Calabrese & Dr. Joan Irvine

On this episode of know n' go - Three Collagen-Boosting CBD Smoothies for Healthy Skin, Maria is joined by our favorite Dr. Joan Irvine, author of “Hot Sex for Seniors,” and reknowned cannabis educator, discussing  how to BEE your BEE-autiful self at any age! How to look and feel great, creating hair, skin and nail beauty from within!  How? With delicious recipes for collagen-boosting CBD smoothies, powered by Holistik Beauty Stiks.

How to use a bong for the perfect session

The Case for Collage for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Our skin is 80% collagen. Together with elastin, it’s what makes our skin snap back when it stretches.  Collagen plays a big part in maintaining healthy hair and nails, too.  Plus, the glycine in collagen helps you sleep deeper so you wake up looking and feeling refreshed. We all want to find ways to boost make our skin healthy and glowing.  Ensuring our skin has all the collagen it needs to keep you looking your best is the first line of defense against aging.  

How To Boost the Collagen in Our Skin

Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we age, our collagen product slows down.  Suzan Obagi, assistant professor in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center, explains that as we age, collagen production declines by 1% every year after the age of 20 years.  One way we can boost collagen in our bodies is to eat foods high in collagen, such as fish, egg whites, berries, or red and yellow vegetables.  We can also supplement with high quality collagen powder.

The Case for CBD for Healthy, Glowing Skin

There has been so much buzz about CBD and reports on how it has been found to reduce signs of skin aging. How do you make sense of all the buzz about CBD and skin care?  We do it by reading studies and trying products.  We found one study that shows potential how CBD might support healthy skin.  The study noted one possible way CBD can support healthy skin is by acting as an antioxidant.  An imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in our body causing what is called oxidative stress.  This is important because studies show oxidative stress speeds up the aging of our skin and even depletes collagen.

One of the best ways to battle oxidative stress is with antioxidants.  One study established that CBD demonstrates potent antioxidant properties. This is important because oxidative stress speeds up the aging of our skin and even depletes collagen.  You can also eat things like dark chocolate, berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and dark greens like spinach and kale to boost your antioxidant intake.

How to use a bong for the perfect session

Collagen-Boosting CBD Drink Recipes for Morning, Afternoon and Evening

  • Morning Beauty Smoothie
  • Afternoon Recharge Coffee
  • Hydrating Evening Mocktail

Dr. Joan's Morning Beauty Smoothie Recipe

This recipe is really great.  It limits carbs, gluten, nut and milk exposure for those who may have sensitivities.  It's packed with super foods and antioxidants.

Collagen-Boosting Ingredients

1 cup spinach or kale

½ cup strawberries

½ cup blueberries

½ whole lemon

1 cup coconut milk

1 inch fresh ginger root

1 tablespoon flaxseeds

1 serving protein powder – plant based 


In a blender, mix the ingredients (adjusting as needed to taste) and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.  Pour in a glass and enjoy!

Afternoon Recharge with Collagen-Infused Iced Coffee

Revitalize your day with a CBD + collagen-infused Iced coffee recipe - If  that afternoon slump finds you dragging, make an iced coffee infused with CBD and collagen via the HOLISTIK beauty STIK to get a recharge!  It's refreshing, revitalizing, and the perfect treat to excel you through the rest of your afternoon!

Collagen-Boosting Ingredients

6 ounces brewed coffee (French press brew preferred)

2 ounces milk (oat milk preferred)

1 whole cinnamon stick

1 Holistik Beauty Stik 

1 cup of ice


  1. Take coffee grounds of your choice and put them into a French Press
  2. Pour hot water over your coffee grounds in the French press, stir and allow to steep for 3 minutes. Press grounds.
  3. Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature (faster to take the leftovers from your morning cup)
  4. Pour oat milk into milk froather aerating it to the perfect consistency
  5. Pour room temperature coffee over ice
  6. Add the frothed milk to top (enjoy the beautiful combination)
  7. Peel the label and pour your HOLISTIK beauty STIK into the coffee
  8. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Nutrition Info

Calories 30, Fat 1 grams, Saturated Fat 0 grams, Trans Fat 0 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Sodium 40 milligrams, Carbs 5 grams, Sugar 1 grams, Fiber 1 grams

Evening Hydrating with a Watermelon Mocktail Margarita

Looking for something refreshing, boosting with antioxidants and full of hydration powered designed to keep you going throughout your evening?  Try this watermelon margarita mocktail, full of fresh fruit and the bonus of collagen & CBD.  This drink tastes so good, you won't miss the tequila, especially the next morning!

Collagen-Boosting Ingredients


1 cup, sugar

 1 cup, water


 8 cups, cubed ripe seedless watermelon

 1/2 cup, simple syrup

 1/2 cup, fresh lime juice

 6 STIKs, HOLISTIK Beauty 

 for rimming glasses, pink himalayan salt (or plain sea salt)

 a few, ice cubes

 garnish - lime wedges or small watermelon pieces


For the simple syrup

  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan
  2. Heat while stirring occasionally until mixture comes to a boil
  3. Simmer for 1 minute, stirring, then remove from heat. The mixture should be clear
  4. Pour into a container and refrigerate several hours until cold

For the mocktail

  1. Place cubed watermelon in a blender
  2. Use the “juice” button or blend for about 45 seconds until the mixture is smooth and frothy on top
  3. Add 1/2 cup cold simple syrup and fresh lime juice to the blender
  4. Pop & pour 6 HOLISTIK Beauty STIKs into blender (save the STIKs for decoration).
  5. Blend again for several seconds
  6. Rub the rims of glasses with lime juice
  7. Dip the glasses into the sea salt
  8. Fill the glasses with ice and pour blended margarita mixture over the ice
  9. Garnish glasses with lime or watermelon wedges and place the empty Holistik STIK for a stir and extra flare

Nutrition Info

Calories 50, Carbs 14.5 grams, Fiber .7 grams, Sugar 12.9 grams, Protein 1 grams, Sodium 3 milligrams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams

HOLISTIK Beauty Stik

The HOLISTIK beauty STIK (or as we like to call them, “Our grab-n-go STIK,”) delivers a pre-portioned 10mg dose of fast-acting, broad spectrum CBD.  It's blended with all-natural collagen, which we are always looking to boost to help foster healthy hair, skin, and nails.  It comes in a portable beverage Stir STIK, which is so convenient, especially, if you're anything like us - always on the go!

Why You'll Fall in love with HOLISTIK Wellness Sticks
Each CBD-infused STIK has natural ingredients that help you to live and feel your best.
Fast Acting

HOLISTIK Stiks are manufactured using nano emulsion which is a process that provides superior absorption and fast acting - the effects start in about 15-20 minutes after taking 

Recyclable Packaging

HOLISTIK Stiks are completely recyclable.  They can be used to stir the powder into your drink and then disposed of properly by recycling it.  The product is good for our planet as well as us!

Organic USA Hemp

The CBD used in HOLISTIK Stiks is grown in a biodynamic greenhouse powered entirely by a natural gas engine which captures the output of clean CO2 for the plants.  It also uses 95% recycled water.

3rd Party Lab Tested 

HOLISTIK Stiks are tested by independent, third party labs for quality, purity and potency of ingredients.  These results are shared with customers on their website, found simply by clicking on the product images.

Broad Spectrum CBD

Using an extraction process that takes everything from the hemp plant but the THC, which is non-detectable, HOLISTIK Stiks use a water soluble CBD blend that have maximum bioavailability for fast absorption and effect.

Designed for Wellness

HOLLISTIK Wellness has strategically-formulated blends of select all natural ingredients to help with SLEEP, STRESS MANAGEMENT, BEAUTY, and POST WORKOUT MUSCLE RECOVERY, designed with you in mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is indoor growing good for a hemp plant?

Hemp is making a huge reemergence as a commercial crop in the United States.  As a result, the genetics and disease resistance that is either bred for or strategically selected in almost every other crop has not occurred yet [or at least recently] for hemp. This requires growers to take extra care to prevent disease and pests from ever entering the grow space. We have a semi-sealed greenhouse that enables us to control temperature and humidity precisely so that we can prevent things like powdery mildew, which makes the crop unsellable in a regulated market due to testing standards and requirements.

What foods contain collagen?

Foods that are high in collagen are fish, egg whites, berries, or red and yellow vegetables among others.

What foods contain antioxidants?

You can eat things like dark chocolate, berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and dark greens like spinach and kale to boost your antioxidant intake.

Will HOLISTIK Stiks get you high?

No - the HOLISTIK Stiks are made with broad spectrum CBD, which is processed to have non-detectable levels of THC.  This means that the THC cannot be detected with the sensitive lab equipment used to test the products, so in all sense, there isn't any THC in the product.  THC is the cannabinoid responsible for making you feel high, so without its presence, there is no worry that you will feel high when using this product.

Do HOLISTIK Stiks have a taste?

There is no smell or taste with any of the HOLISTIK Stiks.  They will not interfere with your enjoyment of your favorite beverages.  

Can you put HOLISTIK Stiks in alcohol?

Yes you can put HOLISTIK Stiks in alcohol.  There is no limit to the beverages you can use as the carrier for this wonderful product.

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