It’s the latest go-to ingredient in Korean skincare industry. Native North American Indians have been drinking maple sap for centuries in the belief it can help with a whole host of different ailments.
You no longer have to find yourself a maple tree to “tap” to discover how maple water can work wonders for your skin. Thanks to Holland and Barrett stores now you can get a bottle packed of wrinkle busting anti-oxidants, 46 different nutrients and more manganese than a cup of kale.
The benefits of DRINKmaple for your skin are as much about what the beverage ‘doesn’t’ contain as what it ‘does’ however. With less than half the sugar of coconut water, which has been shown to be damaging to skin, this organic water contains no additives or preservatives, isn’t tainted with any chemical impurities and comes straight out of maple trees in the Spring.
Untouched. Unspoiled. Unboiled. Only a tree could manufacture water this pure and this hydrating. Maple water is low calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO. It contains 46 naturally occurring polyphenols, antioxidants, probiotics, minerals and electrolytes. Research has shown that it may help support the collagen in your skin and it’s perhaps no wonder that drinking maple water can give you a glowing complexion.
Maple water taste
With a subtle taste of maple, your taste buds will have you reaching for your bottle of Drink Maple over and over. It’s hard to describe it, I would say it as a light nutty flavour that reminds me of late autumn fruits. It’s a bit sweet with a texture thicker than normal water. If nothing else you’ll be certain to keep your skin well hydrated and flushed of toxins.
How to consume
You can drink it straight from the bottle and enjoy its taste as it is, but you can also explore the many recipes with maple water published on the official website. My husband once made banana fritters for Sunday brunch and the maple water added a hint of extra sweetness – the final result was divine!
DRINKmaple smoothie recipe
I often start the day with a smoothie. Since I discovered DRINKmaple, I always have one carton box in my fridge and I add a cup of it in my blender.
1/4 Cantaloupe melon
1 cup of DRINKmaple
Add all ingredients in a blender and mix for 30 seconds. Pour in a glass and enjoy!
It’s not just the health of your skin DRINKmaple helps. For every bottle sold 200 gallons of fresh clean water is supplied to individuals in developing nations beset by drought and disaster through the organization MORE Than Sport.