THE BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS

Posted by: Zuma on 13th May 2019 in blog

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our new Rooibos powder – 100% finely ground organic rooibos.

It has been known for a while that rooibos is special. The ‘red bush’ plants only grow naturally in one place in the world, the Cederberg region of north west Cape Town. Early Dutch settlers at the Cape in 1772 started drinking rooibos as an alternative to the very expensive black tea from Europe. Known to be high in antioxidants, rooibos may decrease blood pressure, reduce stress levels, lower cholesterol, aid digestion and boost the immune system.

Drinking our rooibos powder means that the rooibos is directly ingested, giving a concentrated red tea boost that is advantageous over rooibos tea infusions. It is also naturally caffeine free and high in fibre. Versatility is key – it can be added to steamed milk for a rooibos latte, or to ice blended drinks (see below for recipe). Our rooibos powder is approved by The Vegan Society, and free from sugar and pesticides.

Rooibos Strawberry Smoothie (vegan)

  • Ice
  • Sweetbird Strawberry smoothie
  • 1 mini scoop Zuma Rooibos powder
  1. Fill cup with ice, level with the top of the cup
  2. Pour water over ice to ⅓ full
  3. Pour smoothie over water and ice to 1 cm below top
  4. Pour contents of cup into blender jug and add rooibos powder
  5. Put the lid on tightly, blend until smooth

 

Rooibos sits alongside award-winning Turmeric Chai, Protein powder, and Beetroot powder on our Pure Powders range. Find out more here.


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