Drinks

Drinks Nutrition

Fruit infused water

There is nothing better than to drink water with a touch of fruit in it. Only your imagination can stop you when it comes to how to flavor your water. Be creative, try different combinations and remember to always bring a bottle with you where ever you go! Storage the fruit water in the fridge, but remember to keep an eye on the fruit and do not keep the water too long otherwise it will promote bacteria growth.

If you want some inspiration on how to flavor your water, you can find three of our favorites below. Add the ingredients into a pitcher or mason jar, let the fruit and herbs sit in the water for 2 – 3 hours or overnight to infuse then enjoy!

Best Of You Detox water
5 slices cucumber
2 slices orange (or grapefruit)
3 slices of lemon
2 slices of ginger
3 cups water

Berry & Green Tea Boost
5 slices cucumber
2 sliced strawberries
3 slices of lemon
1 green tea bag (use your favorite brand)
3 cups water

Green purity
3 sliced basil leaves
3 slices of green apple
2 slices of lemon
3 cups water


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo: Henriette Danielsen

Drinks Nutrition

Cool off with a fruity iced tea

Spring and summer is underway and we couldn’t be more excited! However, warmer weather means a higher need for our bodies to stay hydrated. We have created a recipe on a perfect drink, which will keep the body temperature down and give you lots of energy.

Hibiscus – Lemon Iced Tea (serves 4)
Ingredients
10 hibiscus tea bags
4 cups (1l) boiling water
2 cups (5dl) fresh lemon juice + 1 thinly sliced lime or lemon
Ice

Instructions
Put the teabags and the boiling water in a bowl. Let steep for approx. 20 minutes and then strain the tea into another bowl (use heatproof bowls). Let it cool off to room temperature and stir in the juice. Finally divide the tea in 4 icefilled glasses and garinsh with the lime slices and enjoy! You can add a pinch of honey if you wish to make the tea sweeter. The tea can be refrigerated for two days if you don’t want to drink it all at once.


By: Linnéa Nilsson Photo:Flickr/SurprisePally

Drinks Nutrition

Drink night

Even though spring isn’t here yet we want to jump the gun and celebrate the weekend with a tasty and fresh mojito.

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball with all those summer fresh ingredients we dream about during the cold winter months. Enjoy the coolness and celebrate summer indoors.

Ingredients (serves 1)
4cl white rum
1 lime
1tsp raw cane sugar
Crushed ice
A handful of fresh mint leaves
Top up with club soda

Instructions
Start with the ice. If you don’t have crushed ice, put the ice cubes in a plastic bag or on a towel and fold it over the ice. Take a shoe or meat hammer and smash it, go wild, it sure is liberating. Put the ice aside and cut the lime into 4-6 wedges.

Pour the sugar into the glass you’ve chosen for your drink, we recommend a high ball glass. Put the lime wedges and mint leaves on top of the sugar and start muddling everything into a nice mash.

Take your crushed ice and put on top of your lovely mint-lime mash. Next, pour the rum on top, followed by the club soda and some mint leaves. Cheers!


By: Victoria Thoors Photo:Varshesh Joshi

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Energy booster

I sometimes like to switch out my regular cup of coffee with a nice cup of hot lemon water. Not only does it taste good, but lemons are an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies. In other words, this hot drink is very good for me.

Fun fact: Lemons actually contain more potassium than apples or grapes. By drinking one cup each day, you can reduce inflammation, aid digestion and cleanse your system. Lemons are packed with calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. It is a great energy booster when we wake up first thing in the morning as our tissues are dehydrated and in need of fluid to push out toxins.

Ready to jump on the lemon water bandwagon?


By: Henriette Danielsen 

Drinks Nutrition

Matcha – a tea that is anything but ordinary

Want to try something new for breakfast or teatime? What about dried green tea leaves grated into the finest powder? This magical tea from Japan is consumed as tea or as an ingredient in food and has been a traditional hot beverage in Japan for hundreds of years. It has a rich and thick flavour with a hint of wheat grass and rose hip, and you can drink it just as it is or do a trendy matcha latté. Aside from the tastiness of this exotic drink matcha is renowned for numerous health benefits.

  • Rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll
  • One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. It is healthier than regular green tea because it is made out of the whole leaf and not just the brewed water.
  • You consume the same amount of caffeine as in a regular cup of coffee, but the effect is much better, since matcha creates an “alert calm” due to its natural substance called I-theanine.

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Ingredients 
1 cup/ 300 ml
1 tspn finest 100% raw matcha powder
250 ML Hot water (about 60 degrees C)
50 ML Unsweetened lukewarm almond milk (homemade)
Honey (can be excluded)

Instructions
Warm the water to about 60 degrees Celsius. If you are uncertain just let the hot water cool down a bit before you mix it together with the matcha powder. Pour the matcha into a medium sized tea cup and slowly pour the hot water into the cup. Use a whisk or an electric milk frother to get rid of lumps. Pour in the lukewarm almond milk and use the wisk/frother to foam it. Finally pour in a dash of honey (can be excluded). Enjoy!


By: Victoria Thoors

Drinks Nutrition

Chocolate Mint Coffee

Many of us drink coffee on a daily basis and usually like to stick to a favorite. Regular coffee, espresso, cappuccino or what not! Even though we love our black coffee, we like to give it a little twist in the weekends. This is for all the coffee lovers out there!

Step by step

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Ingredients
1 cup of warm coffee
2 dates
4 mint leaves
1 tbsp. coconut oil
½ tbsp. raw cacao powder
½ tbsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions
Mix it all in a blender. Top with a mint leaf.


Source: Food Matters / Photo: Henriette Danielsen