ZeroWater is here to provide you with some healthy water-based recipes for delicious drinks, deserts and snacks to see you and your family through self-isolation and into the summer.
Follow these simple and fun recipes that will not only keep your family entertained and allow for family bonding time but will be healthy while eating tasty treats to boot!
ZeroWater’s Delicious Drinks:
These water-based, healthy and summery drinks will not only keep you and the kids hydrated but are perfect for a summers day BBQ or a breakfast treat.
- Homemade Peach Iced Tea – This delightful, straightforward recipe will lead you to cool, mouth-watering Peach Iced Tea, absolutely ideal for enjoying on a hot summers day in your garden.
All you need is: 250ml of water, 200g granulated sugar, 5 ripe peaches, 4 stoned and chopped, 1 sliced to serve and 4 teabags.
Step 1: Tip the sugar into a pan with 250ml water. Bring to the boil slowly and make sure all of the sugar fully dissolves. Add the chopped peaches and cook them until the peaches go soft. Take the pan off the heat and mash the peaches with a fork. Then leave the mixture to infuse for 1 hr.
Step 2: Sieve the resulting syrup into a jug, mashing the fruit further to release all the juice.
Step 3: Put the teabags in a large heatproof jug and add 2 litres boiling water. Allow the tea to brew for 4 mins, then remove the teabags. Leave the tea to cool, then transfer to the fridge until chilled.
Step 4: Stir your peach syrup into the iced tea with some ice. Top up the mixture with more water.
And there you have it, the perfect Peach Iced Tea!
- Refreshing and easy to make Lemonade – This wonderful, quick and easy 2 step recipe only takes 10 minutes!
You will need: 3 lemons chopped roughly, 140g of caster sugar and 1l of cold water!
Step 1: Tip the lemons, sugar and half a litre of water into a food processor. Blend until the lemon is finely chopped.
Step 2: Pour the mixture into a sieve over a bowl. Press through as much juice as you can. Top up the final mixture with the other half a litre of water. Serve your lemonade to your family with ice and a slice of lemon or lime! This recipe is sure to complete your family BBQ!
- Healthy green breakfast smoothie – This green and healthy smoothie is not only the best way to start your day but is also the ultimate immune system boosting drink! Keep healthy with this smoothie, its such a simple and fast way to get all the vitamins and vegetables you need all in one place!
It’s just so simple! Toss 2 cups of kale, a dash of fresh ginger, 3 peeled and segmented oranges, 1 chopped lemon, 1 peeled and chopped banana and 1 chopped peach, plus 2 cups of water into a blender! Blend until smooth and then serve with some ice cubes. Drink up, you have started your day the right way!
Irresistible Ice Lollies For All The Family!
During the summer there is nothing more satisfying an ice lolly! These homemade, healthy recipes for ice lollies for children and adults are so easy to make with the primary, accessible ingredient – water, they are sure to keep you healthy and happy during Covid-19 and into the summer months.
- Yummy, healthy ice lollies that your kids will LOVE – On a hot summers day children go crazy for yummy ice lollies. But to ensure your children stay healthy, here is a nutritious alternative ice lolly that will satisfy your kids will looking after their wellbeing.
You will need: 5 large carrots, juice of 3 large oranges, 1 cup of water.
Step 1: Finely grate the carrots onto the middle of a clean tea towel. Wrap up the carrots in the tea towel and squeeze the carrot juice into a jug. Discarding the carrot pulp. Add orange juice and top up with some cold water in order to make up 360ml liquid. Pour the liquid into your lolly moulds and freeze overnight.
Step 2: Crack the lollies out of the freezer and let your kids enjoy a cool yet nutritious treat!
- A scrummy grown up ice lolly – For all those run down adults and parents out there, you deserve a tasty treat to unwind at the end of the day. So why not try our delectable Gin and Tonic ice lolly!
Gather these ingredients: 6 slices of cucumber, 6 mint leaves, 75ml gin, 150ml of tonic, 100ml of water and 50g caster sugar. 250ml of your Alternatively to tonic, water and sugar, you could use your home made lemonade – see recipe above!
Step 1: Push a cucumber slice and a mint leaf into each lolly mould.
Step 2:, Stir the gin, tonic and sugar together in a jug until the sugar dissolves and the tonic loses its fizz. Divide the mixture between the moulds, push in the lolly sticks and freeze for at least 4 hrs. If you made them as soon as you finish work they’ll be a perfect as a after dinner desert!
A Healthy, Dairy Free Desert:
Dairy, though delicious is not the healthiest thing we can be putting into our bodies. But this does not mean that we have to sacrifice flavoursome food. In fact, here is a prime example of a delectable dairy free desert that everyone can enjoy! Try your hand at some baking during your extra free time at home, get the family involved and have yourself a family bake off!
- Water-based Vanilla Cake – Yes that’s right! You can make a tasty, dairy free desert with just water! This is not only a healthier alternative but is excellent for vegan or lactose intolerant family members!
To create this dairy free masterpiece you will need: 250 g of plain flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 150 g of granulated sugar, 250 ml of water, 55 ml vegetable oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract and icing sugar.
Step1: In the large bowl of an electric mixer, sift together the flour and baking powder.
Step 2: In a separate bowl melt the sugar in the water by stirring well. Then add the vegetable oil and pour into the mixer with the flour.
Step 3: Add vanilla extract and whisk until the batter is smooth.
Step 4: Grease your tin with butter and pour the cake batter in it.
Step 5: Bake the cake for around 30 minutes at 160°C . To check if it’s done, s stick a knife into the middle, if the knife comes out wet it is not ready yet. If it comes out dry, take the cake out of the oven!
Step 6: Let the cake cool, then dust the top with icing sugar, serve and enjoy your guilt free, dairy free cake!
However, ensure you have the tastiest drinks and water-based snacks, you will need filtered, contaminant free, pure tasting water.
At ZeroWater, we want to ensure that your delicious water based recipes are the best and healthiest around, so that your family is not only entertained but healthy during this pandemic and into the summer season!
Our Premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filtration System successfully outperforms all other 2-stage filters on the market such as Brita Filters by removing what other filters leave behind. While simplistic 2-stage filters are only able remove around half of all dissolved solids, our advanced filters guarantee to drastically reduce the amount of ‘Total Dissolved Solids’ and contaminants in your water!
The proof of our filter’s effectiveness is not only in your water-based puddings, but in our statistics: When tested in accordance with the NSF’s protocol based on a 40 gallon filtration (double the rated usage), ZeroWater reduces 97% of Lead and 99.9% of Chromium from your tap water. They are also third party tested to reduce 96% of Mercury, 93% of Arsenic and 99% of Copper, among many other contaminants!
So during this pandemic, when our health is our top concern and into the summer season when hydration is more crucial than ever, ZeroWater is here to ensure that your family is happy, healthy and hydrated!
If you want to try out any of these healthy, water-based recipes, show us your masterpieces! Post your creation on Instagram and tag our account @Zerowateruk. Check out our variety of filters and products and find the right product for you! Make your self-isolation and summer as fun healthy as possible with ZeroWater!