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Our Drinks

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Our Drinks

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Black Pepper
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Drop of Honey
Drop of Stevia

We use ethical British Honey to support British bees and beekeepers

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Black Pepper
1/2 a Lemon
Drop of Honey
Drop of Stevia

We use ethical British Honey to support British bees and beekeepers

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Cayenne Pepper
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Vanilla
1/2 a Lemon
Drop of Honey
Drop of Stevia

We use ethical British Honey to support British bees and beekeepers

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Cinnamon
Vanilla
1/2 a Lemon
Drop of Honey
Drop of Stevia

We use ethical British Honey to support British bees and beekeepers

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Pink Himalayan Salt
1/2 a Lemon
Drop of Maple
Drop of Stevia

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Apple Cider Vinegar
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Where to find Bumblezest

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Where to find Bumblezest

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Our Story

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Our Story

BumbleZest was born out of a Battersea kitchen, crafting recipes using natural ingredients from around the world. Each recipe is designed to help deal with the rigors of modern life and to taste great. We focus on health, complexion, weight management, vitality and overall wellbeing.

BumbleZest was born out of a Battersea kitchen, crafting recipes using natural ingredients from around the world. Each recipe is designed to help deal with the rigors of modern life and to taste great. We focus on health, complexion, weight management, vitality and overall wellbeing.

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Our drinks can be taken as a health shot on the go or diluted with water for a more refreshing drink. For more ideas check out 'Suggestions' on our drinks pages on our website.

Our drinks can be taken as a health shot on the go or diluted with water for a more refreshing drink. For more ideas check out 'Suggestions' on our drinks pages on our website.

Stripping out nearly all water and hidden sugars means we are able to just concentrate on generous doses of healthy, functional ingredients. To keep the sugar and calories down to an absolute minimum we add just a single drop of Honey or Maple and a drop of Stevia.

Stripping out nearly all water and hidden sugars means we are able to just concentrate on generous doses of healthy, functional ingredients. To keep the sugar and calories down to an absolute minimum we add just a single drop of Honey or Maple and a drop of Stevia.

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This is all packed in a robust little glass bottle, which means no carting unnecessary amounts of packaging or water around the globe. We offset any remaining carbon emissions using official environmental projects, such as planting trees and Amazon deforestation prevention.

This is all packed in a robust little glass bottle, which means no carting unnecessary amounts of packaging or water around the globe. We offset any remaining carbon emissions using official environmental projects, such as planting trees and Amazon deforestation prevention.

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I struggled to keep a balanced lifestyle working in property and living in a city with lots of distractions. With my previous work I experienced high levels of stress and anxiety, which along with skin issues led me to develop BumbleZest. I started drinking lemon water with a drop of honey, often mixing it with different herbs I grow in my tiny Battersea garden. I wanted to start sourcing other incredible ingredients, so I packed in my day job to launch BumbleZest. I really hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I've had fun making them. I am delighted that my fiancé Emily has now also packed in her job and joined the BumbleZest team fulltime.

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BumbleZest FAQ’s

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What can you expect from our drinks?

Our drinks standout in concept, taste and do not cost the earth. Our five unique recipes are crafted with all-natural ingredients sourced for their functional properties. We use the ingredients in generous dozes so that they make a difference you will feel and notice. We are unlike most juice drinks on the market that use token amounts of key ingredients, just so that they can print the name on their packaging. There is a minimum of eight functional ingredients in each BumbleZest recipe.

We do not claim miracles however some of the possible effects of BumbleZest include, and are not limited to: weight loss, increased; metabolism, motivation, energy, stamina and immunity, improved; skin and hair complexion, cellulite, digestion, post workout recovery, joints and arthritis, anti-aging, sleep, detoxing, cleansing and hangover assistance, decreased; anxiety, stress and bloating.

HEALTH WARNING: All health content on our website is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider.

How do you suggest I drink BumbleZest?

Each BumbleZest drink can be enjoyed as a one off healthy and tasty drink at anytime of the day. However the five recipes are best suited at different times of the day. See our ‘Suggestions’ under each recipe for recommended times.

The recipes are best diluted with approximately 250ml of water (approx 2.5 BumbleZest bottles filled with cold water). We recommend that you dilute our drinks with water; the extra liquid contributes to your recommended daily water intake, is calorie free and acts as a vehicle to assist in transporting the goodness around your body. It also assists with digestion, increased metabolism, concentration and flushing out your system. As the recipes have been designed and taste tested diluted with water, they taste best this way. We use tap water (preferably filtered) as it is free and environmentally friendly.

You could also try the recipes with hot water, sparkling water, milk or even use them to make tasty cocktails! We have put some of our ideas in our ‘Suggestions’ on the drinks pages.

The recipes can also be taken as an intense shot on the go for an instant health kick (if you don’t have time to dilute). When taken as a shot our drinks will taste more intense than other juice shots on the market as they have larger quantities of ingredients. Especially the recipes with Cayenne Pepper and Black Pepper which have a fiery kick.

What type of ingredients are in our drinks?

We only source and use all natural, GMO free, ethically sourced ingredients with no added sugars, colouring, additives or preservatives. Our drinks are all gluten, nut, dairy and lactose free. Our ingredients are made from extracts, powders, juices and a drop of natural sweeteners (Honey/Agave and Stevia). Some of these ingredients cannot be found in ‘on the go’ powder sachets that require diluting. It is not possible to enjoy the benefits of Lemon Juice, Honey, Agave, Ginger juice and ACV (to name only a few) in powder form. It is not possible to take a powder sachet as a shot on the go. Additionally as most powders have been highly processed under extreme temperatures some of the nutritional value of ingredients are damaged or lost.

Nearly all of the extracts we use are using a less common and more expensive water extraction process. Most other drinks containing extracts use an ethanol based extraction process, which can destroy some of the valuable elements of the ingredients and create an ethanol (alcohol) build up. Due to this build up, competitors have to limit the amount of ingredients they include within their drinks, to avoid them being classified as ‘alcoholic’. As we mostly do not use this method, and use a gentler water based process instead, we don’t need to compromise on the quantity of our ingredients.

For more info on specific ingredients see 'Ingredients' on our drinks pages.

Do our recipes assist with weight loss?

We believe being healthy is a lifestyle choice. Maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle whilst upholding a busy routine can be difficult and that’s where we can help. Our recipes are designed to help give your body what it needs and the ingredients combined may assist with weight loss and weight management. The ingredients in our drinks do not contain any laxatives and therefore can be drunk regularly.

We will never promote or encourage our customers to go on a ‘diet’ as we believe (we know) that healthy eating is a lifestyle and not a short-term fix. We will never portray any of our drinks to be a ‘magic formula’ to meet your weight loss goals. You won’t see lots of half dressed girls in lycra claiming the world holding a bottle of BumbleZest, like some skinny tea and coffee brands do. We prefer to let our ingredients do the talking – although we might be guilty of throwing in some cute puppy and bumblebees pictures occasionally!

How are BumbleZest Carbon Neutral?

We use little 90ml glass bottles, not just because they are cute. We strip out nearly all water from our drinks, as we believe that water in any kind of one-off/single serving container (plastic, glass or even aluminum) is unnecessary. It also means that the amount of packaging needed is less, so is lighter to transport, which reduces our overall carbon footprint. You are important to us too, their small size makes them easy for you to carry them around!

We have instructed an independent auditor (Carbon Footprint Ltd) to carry out a lifecycle analysis assessment of our product. It has shown that the energy used in our drinks, and the environmental impact made when making, transporting, destroying and recycling our packaging, is up to 46% less than 330ml ready to drink competitors, when diluted with tap water up to 330ml. This takes into account that we are not carting unnecessary water across the globe, the drinks can be stored at room temperature, they take up less shelf space and they take up less space during the recycling process. 

On top of this we also offset our carbon footprint using official vehicles through Carbon Footprint Ltd such as planting trees and deforestation prevention in the Amazon. 

As well as having less packaging we also use environmentally friendlier packaging. We strive to be one of the most environmentally friendly beverages on the market. For more info please see ‘How is BumbleZest friendlier to the environment?’

Are our drinks certified as organic?

BumbleZest supports organic farming and agriculture, however we are not yet certified as organic as this takes some time. As a start up we are concentrating on the ingredients where it matters the most. Some are organic but most are not classified as organic. Some of the ingredients are seasonal and are therefore hard to source as organic. Lots of the ingredients are exotic and unusual, therefore technically they cannot be classed as organic (collagen, algae and some plant extracts, etc.). Some probably are organic, but it is very difficult to have them certified due to the country of origin. 

Our initial focus is to pack our bottles full with generous doses of the highest quality ingredients we can find, at an affordable price for you. We do maintain clean and green production and always try to ensure our ingredients have been made to nourish the body in a sustainable and ethical way.

Are the recipes suitable for vegans?

For our vegans we offer two recipes with Agave in, as an alternative healthy natural sweetener to Honey. The recipes are Apple Cider Vinegar and Chamomile. We want everyone to be able to enjoy BumbleZest!

How are we friendly to bees?

We love nature and want to help the bees, which are in decline Worldwide. As of late 2016 seven US bee species have been put on the endangered species list for the first time in history. British bee numbers are also dropping, and so we have focused on only using ethical British Honey to help British bee keepers and colonies. We ensure all our Honey is ethical and comes from hives where Honey is left for the bees all year round over in order that the bees to survive the winter.

'If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left' – Albert Einstein

Why do our drinks have sediment at the bottom of the bottle?

We are very generous with our quantities of healthy goodness and some of the natural ingredients can settle at the bottom. Do not worry this is a good sign and is perfectly normal; just give the little bottle a hard shake before diluting or taking as a shot. If you are leaving the diluted drink for a prolonged time it maybe necessary to give it a bit of a stir too.

Who are the drinks suitable for?

Our drinks are suitable for everyone except infants under the age of one (just the recipes with honey); as babies should not be fed honey due to the risk of botulism. We use a gentle hot bath pasteurisation process to ensure our recipes are safe. Unlike unpasteurised juices, our drinks are safe for children (over one), the elderly, pregnant women, women breastfeeding and those with a compromised immune system. None of our drinks exceed the recommended daily dose (RDD) that could be toxic to a fetus or newborn, so pregnant or breastfeeding women can also enjoy them. Pregnant women with special conditions should consult their obstetric specialist.

Our drinks are perfect to put in your child’s lunch box, mixed in a refillable bottle before your yoga class or enjoyed at home or in the office. Our recipes are also a solution for those who struggle to find a drink when they are not “drinking” and for those looking for an alternative to coffee - both of which can be very difficult to avoid living in a city! As our bottles are less than 100ml you can also to take them with you on the plane!

Vegan? See ‘Are the recipes suitable for vegans?’ for more info.

Why is Collagen suitable for everyone?

Collagen is not just for female adults, it is beneficial for everyone. Just like a protein recovery shake is not just for male muscle builders. Collagen helps men, women and children with the proper functioning of skin, bones, hair, joints, muscles, connective tissues and internal organs. Branched-chain amino acids, which are contained in collagen, improve the body’s synthesis of protein while also increasing the capacity for protein synthesis. These combined effects result in gains for both muscle mass and generation.

Collagen is safe to be consumed regularly as it helps to boost the production of body collagen. Collagen powder is tasteless, so even with our generous dose of 5.5g your taste buds probably won’t notice it is there. This provides 5.5g of high quality protein for those looking for a post gym recovery drink. We use the very best Hydrolysed Marine Collagen, made up of small, usable chain peptides and amino acids. This is the most easily absorbed form for the human body. Our Collagen is non GMO and is sourced from a combination of ethically sourced wild fish.

What is the best time to drink BumbleZest?

Each BumbleZest drink can be enjoyed as a one off healthy and tasty drink at anytime of the day. However the recipes are also designed to be taken at particular times of the day for maximum benefits. See the ‘Suggestions’ section under each recipe, as well as other useful info.

How can BumbleZest have a long shelf life without preservatives and keeping their nutrients?

Our three little secrets below help us do what we do – create healthy, safe, tasty drinks with a long shelf life at room temperature without using any preservatives. Our process keeps as many of the nutrients and flavours as possible, to try and keep them as close as possible to the original recipes made at Daniel’s (BZ Founder) kitchen in Battersea. What we do is:

  1. We carefully balance our recipes to have a sufficiently low PH by using natural Lemon Juice, which makes it more hostile to bugs but still remains tasty and healthy for everyone’s consumption. Other natural ingredients in the recipes such as Cinnamon, Ginger, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vanilla and Himalayan Salt also help with preservation.
  2. After cold filling the bottles they’re hermetically sealed – which means they are made airtight so nothing can get in or out.
  3. We then gently pasteurize the ingredients whilst in the bottles, in a bath, like a bigger version of your bathtub at home. This process kills any existing or dormant harmful bugs. Unlike other traditional pasteurization methods, we use a relatively low heat and do not leave the ingredients to boil in large drums - which would make them lose some of their goodness. As the recipes are now already in their bottles none of the ingredients can escape through evaporation. Due to our careful balance of natural ingredients we don’t have to heat our recipes to a higher temperature or for longer than is absolutely necessary, which means we are able to retain the nutrients and flavours.

This process is designed to protect people from dangerous organisms. Unlike raw juices our recipes are safe for children, the elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding women and those with a compromised immune system. 

How are BumbleZest friendlier to the environment?

Not only have we reduced our packaging size, reduced our carbon footprint by up to 46% and offset any remaining carbon footprint, our bottles are also made from glass, which is the most recyclable kind of bottle material. We also use aluminium for the cap, which is also easily recycled. Unlike plastic, which can only be recycled into another product, glass can be recycled back into a new glass bottle. Unlike plastic, using glass means there is no risk of chemicals leaching into our drinks and little chance of our bottles ending up in our waterways and oceans.

All the cardboard packaging used for our boxes are 100% recyclable and are made from materials sourced from sustainable forests.

We have looked into every detail of our product to make it as friendly as possible for you and the environment. Such as our tamper evident strip remaining attached to the cap by a bridge. This means that there is no risk of cutting your lip when consuming straight from the bottle and not having the aluminium strip left on the bottle makes it better for recycling and for bottle reuse.

BumbleZest would love to be able to use no packaging whatsoever, but as a liquid product we do need to use a container. At the moment, there is no ideal solution to the waste and environmental issue of packaging. However, we have chosen to do the next best thing, we make our packaging as minimal as possible reducing our carbon footprint and use the most recyclable materials available. We encourage our customers to recycle and we offer our retailers a bottle return and reward scheme. Lastly we offset any remaining Carbon Footprint. We strive to be one of the most environmentally friendly beverages on the market.

For more info see 'How are BumbleZest Carbon Neutral?'

 

How do we keep the sugar content low for you?

We have stripped out almost all fruit, vegetables and other ingredients that contain hidden sugars. Instead we use just Lemon Juice as our fruit base, which out of fruits contains one of the lowest amounts of sugars, fats and calories. Please see ‘Why do we use lemon?’ for more info.

We then carefully control the sugar content by using a single drop of Honey or Agave, and a drop of Stevia for each recipe. These powerhouse ingredients provide sweetness and additional health benefits.

We’re driven to keep the sugar level to an absolute minimum whilst optimizing the taste and providing the sweetness in the healthiest form possible. When diluted with water there is substantially less sugar in our drinks than most fruit and vegetable smoothies and juices on the market.

BumbleZest only has 2g of sugar per 100ml when diluted with 250ml of water (well under the proposed sugar tax levy of 5g per 100ml). This compares to 10.14g/100ml of sugar for the same amount of Apple Juice, 8.8g/100ml for orange juice, 4g per 100ml for carrot juice, 3.7g/100ml for beet juice, 5.43g/100ml for 1% fat milk, and approximately 12.74g/100ml) for your average fruit smoothie!

Many other juice drinks use only Stevia as their natural sweetener, as it contains zero calories and is significantly cheaper. We use Honey as one of our main natural sweeteners as it tops most surveys as the best and healthiest sweetener in the world (including being a top choice in ‘The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners’ April 2015). Honey contains many natural vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients and other nutritional elements. We believe the health benefits of Honey by far out weigh the small amount of additional calories and cost. Honey is known to possibly assist with weight loss as it increases fat metabolism. It’s so sweet we only need to use a single drop of it in our recipes with it in. We also think the taste of Honey is more delicious! See ‘How are we friendly to the bees?’ for more info.

For two of our drinks we use vegan friendly Agave, our second go-to natural sweetener. We use just a drop of Honey or Agave in each drink for the natural health benefits. For any additional sweetener on top we use stevia, to keep the calories down for you – we offer the best of both worlds.

For those of you who don’t like the after taste of Stevia, we have sourced and created an all-natural Stevia mask made to go along side the Stevia. The mask is made from all-natural flavours that assist in disguising Stevia’s slightly ‘liquorice’ flavour and after taste. Similarly we have created an all-natural mask to assist with the slightly sharp Moringa after taste.

Vegan? See ‘Are the recipes suitable for vegans?’ for more info.

Why do we use Lemon?

Lemon is our fruit base not just for the refreshing citrusy taste or because they are one of the fruits with the least amount of sugar, fat and calories. Lemons are so potent and packed with vitamins, minerals and essential oils that we only have to use half a squeezed Lemon in every recipe as our fruit source. The power and health benefits of Lemon Juice are often underestimated. Lemon Juice also helps reduce the PH of the recipes to make them hostile for bugs, which aids in the preservation for you without loosing goodness. For more info on preservation see ‘How can our drinks have a long shelf life?’

Why does BumbleZest have unusual colours?

The colour of our drinks is a result of the natural blend of ingredients and as nature intended - we do not add any colourings.

Can I come and work for you?

We are always on the lookout for energetic, passionate and friendly people who want to join our team. If this sounds like you, send us an email to hello@bumblezest.co.uk with a cover letter, CV and something to make us smile (be as creative as you like). We can’t promise anything, but if you impress us enough it might just get you into our HQ with an opportunity to meet Indie and our team – Indie is pretty easy to impress, don’t forget the dog treat

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