Bamboo straws - a natural alternative to plastic straws
The recipe for a drink made of coconut water, lime and orange juices, chia seeds and mint is very simple and requires no special skills.
Oranges are available in shops all year round, but the juice of these fruits will be the most delicious in winter, especially in December when they are in season. The drink is therefore very versatile, refreshing in summer, and providing many valuable vitamins and minerals in winter. I recommend adding honey to your drink in winter, and even a little white rum or gin in the evening.
400 ml of coconut water
3-4 teaspoons of chia seeds
juice from 1 orange
1 lime juice
optional - honey, rum, gin, ice
In a glass vessel (I recommend a wide infusion bottle) mix coconut water, orange and lime juice and chia seeds. Add the mint leaves, close the bottle and set aside in the fridge for 2 hours for the chia seeds to swell well. It is a good idea to shake the bottle from time to time.
We pour the finished drink into glasses, which we can additionally fill with citrus slices and ice.
Such drinks and drinks are pleasantly sipped through a straw, it is a peculiar ritual. However, for the sake of the environment, choose natural straws! The first straws (this is where their name probably comes from) were straw tubes, environmentally friendly and fully biodegradable. Unfortunately, in the era of plastic, they were replaced by colorful and fancy plastic tubes.
Fortunately, plastic straws have been banned in the European Union. Today, drinking tubes and straws come in different varieties, from disposable paper straws to reusable, glass, metal or bamboo straws.
In the era of a pandemic, I try to shop online whenever possible. While shopping in the bee.pl store, I found ecological bamboo straws.
"Barkless bamboo straws, milled. The straws are even and the same size.
Light, natural drinking straws are made of sustainably grown bamboo. They fit perfectly into the Zero Waste trend. < br> Made of high-quality natural bamboo, completely biodegradable, BPA-free, for cold and warm drinks. The straws come with a cleaner made of bio nylon and stainless steel
Bamboo drinking straws can be washed by hand or in a dishwasher (hand washing extends the lifespan of the straws). When they are used up, dump them in the compost. " Description from the store's website.
Bee.pl is an online store with a huge selection of, among others, food products. In the section healthy food you can stock up on a wide range of organic and healthy food products. The offer also includes products for people with special nutritional requirements, people on a gluten-free diet, diabetics or allergy sufferers.
In addition to bamboo straws, I also ordered chia seeds and coconut water, which are the ingredients of my healthy drink. From the rich offer of the Bee.pl store, I also chose, among others, almonds in a large kilogram package, bio oatmeal and millet, wheat and buckwheat noodles with ramen, lentil noodles and noodles with sea algae. These were my first purchases in this store, but I already know that it will not be the last. A wide range, good-quality products, an intuitive search engine, reasonable prices and delivery costs. Safely packaged shipment and timely delivery. If you have any questions, the store staff is here to help. Take a look at Bee.pl, it's really worth it.
The material was created in cooperation with the Bee.pl shop