VIDEO: Vegan Collagen & Rose Lassi Recipe | Plant Based on YouTube with Well+Good

“A cool drink that boosts collagen production? Get the recipe.

In the span of a few years, collagen has gone from whispered-about beauty booster to mainstream healthy all-star. The nutrient—which contains 18 amino acids, including eight essential amino acids—does everything from reduce wrinklesstrengthen hair, and improve digestive health.

The only major bummer about collagen is that there are no vegan sources for it. But there are completely plant-based ways to amp up your own internal collagen production. In the latest episode of Well+Good’s YouTube series Plant Based, herbalist and holistic health practitioner Rachelle Robinett gives the low-down on four herbs that work to do exactly that.

One collagen-boosting herb Robinett loves: he shou wu, an ancient Chinese herb. “It’s sometimes called an ‘elixir of life’ and is an ancient remedy that’s best reputation is for preventing or reversing gray hair,” she says. Another herb that plays well with collagen is horsetail. “Horsetail is high in silica, which is supportive of blood vessel creation, tendons, and muscles,” Robinett explains, adding that this is a building block for the production of collagen.

These are just two of the herbs Robinett highlights in the episode. She also shares a recipe for a vegan collagen-boosting lassi, a yogurt-based drink popular in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The silky beauty bev only takes a couple minutes to make and is caffeine-free, so you can sip on it anytime. Check out the episode to see how it’s done and to get more intel on how to boost your collagen the vegan way.”

This story appears originally at Well+Good, here.

PODCAST: How to Heal Your Body With Plants Featuring Herbalist Rachelle Robinett


Rachelle Robinett is an herbalist, holistic health practitioner and this week’s guest on the Our Nature Podcast. After spending many years working in marketing in the fashion industry, Rachelle transitioned into her greatest passion - herbs and plant-based medicine. In this episode we talk all about Western Herbalism, the use of teas, tinctures and decoctions, which herbs are overrated (hello adaptogens and CBD) and which are underrated (nervines), why the millennial generation is suffering from an epidemic of chronic disease, and practical things each of us can do to feel healthier. If you’ve ever been curious about Western Herbalism, this episode is for you. If you’ve been contemplating a career transition or are hesitant to fully step into your calling, this episode is also for you. Rachelle is a bright light in the wellness space and I can’t wait for you to hear her wisdom!

“If a person is willing to make themselves a cup of tea, it’s likely they’ll get better in your care because it shows that they’re willing to set aside the time to take care of their health.”

“It’s [herbalism] a way of looking at the world where you just see the natural world as a companion, and as our foundation, as opposed to all the other ways it can be seen.”

“There’s a massive disconnect from our bodies – being able to hear them, being about to understand what we’re hearing, and having any idea what to do about that.”

“It’s challenging and liberating to experience being able to experience the world without all of our crutches, even if they are good ones, for a period of time.”

VIDEO: Celery Juice CBD Lemonade | Plant Based on YouTube with Well+Good

“CBD lemonade? Watch the video for the easy recipe.

From skin-care products to food and tinctures, you can get your CBD just about any way you like. And if you pick up a CBD-infused drink on the reg, herbalist and holistic health practitioner Rachelle Robinett is here to teach you how to make your own in the latest episode of Well+Good’s YouTube series Plant Based.

In this episode Robinett is joined by Lou Sagar, the founder of The Alchemist’s Kitchen. Sagar (who’s a bit of a CBD expert) says that people use the cannabinoid compound for a variety of reasons, including stress, anxiety, menstrual pain and bloating, and muscular or joint pain. (It has a lot of potential health benefits, although of course more research is needed.)

When trying out CBD for the first time, Robinett recommends finding your own dosage by starting low and working your way up. “You want to reach the point where you feel the desired effect,” Robinett says. “If it’s the right plant for you, you’ll get there. If you don’t get the benefit then it might not be the right plant for you.”

However, if the taste of CBD oil straight is just not your thing (don’t blame you there!), Robinett has a solution for you: a celery juice/lemonade hybrid infused with CBD perfect for unwinding in this summer heat. For the recipe, watch the full video above.

Catch up on Plant-Based with this episode on medicinal mushrooms, and this episode on making your own floral-infused water.

This story appears originally at Well+Good, here.