Long time, no post! It’s been a busy few weeks and I can’t wait to share some of the details of my NYC trip with you all soon.
Today I’m focusing on a fab British brand, founded just up the road from me, in Battersea: Bumblezest.
Bumblezest produces a range of 5 healthy shot drinks packed with nutrients to support the body and enhance wellbeing. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try out the full selection of flavours at the end of April.
Each of the 5 shots come in a 90ml recyclable glass bottles and are designed to be consumed on the go (though all can be diluted with water if so desired.) 3 in the range are completely vegan and 2 are not, using a drop of honey for sweetness. The honey used is ethically produced, from British hives where some of that precious honey is left behind to sustain the bee colony through the winter.
I’m not a calorie counter, but it may be useful for some to note that each flavour contains only 45Cals or fewer. All are gluten & nut-free and contain no GMO ingredients.
The 5 shot flavours are:
Propel & Protect: Matcha – Ginseng – Moringa (Vegan)
I tried this one out before a Vinyasa yoga class as all the main ingredients contain stamina, concentration and endurance enhancing nutrients. I felt calmer and more focused than normal, especially through the balance section which is never a strong point for me, so the reduction in wobbles was a plus. Matcha and Moringa are stuffed with antioxidants which help to guard against cell-damaging free radicals and inflammation. The flavour was delicious, invigorating and strong without being overpowering.
Nourish & Nurture: Cacao – Maca – Collagen (Non-Vegan)
I know not everyone is on board with the taste of maca but as someone who enjoys it, I found the flavour of this drink pleasant. There is a subtle chocolate element due to the cacao – a great source of magnesium so a perfect ingredient for avoiding post-workout muscle tension – this was an after yoga drink for me. Both maca and cacao are supposed to have positive effects on mood and energy and can even improve libido. The marine collagen helps to stimulate the stores which we already have within the body, promoting healthy hair, skin and fingernails. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties and is great for keeping the joints supple. [Read more…]