Pocket Friendly, Healthy, Homemade Zobo Drink

How to make Pocket Friendly, Healthy, Homemade Zobo Drink

When we discussed how we should eat to lose weight, one of the items listed was “green smoothies”. Green smoothies, when taken over time can become quite uninteresting and tiring. There have been times I made green smoothies, but never tasted them…lol. I’d dump them in the deep freezer and when they start occupying space, I trash them. Who can relate?

Eating right and keeping fit is a lifestyle that has no ending, therefore we strive to make it as interesting as possible by adding varieties and twerking our meal plans. In one of our articles we taught you how to make Ginger Juice.

Zobo drink is another great addition to our taste bud. It has lots of nutritional values if properly prepared and without artificial sweeteners or sugar. I have seen people who add lots of artificial flavours, spices, etc. in to their zobo drink.

What is Zobo Drink?
I was at the gym one morning and while discussing food with a lady, I mentioned I loved hibiscus flower. She went ballistic and said “yuck”. Then I asked her, “ do you like zobo drink?” She responded “Oh my God, I love it”. Then I told her “Zobo drink is made from hibiscus flower”…lol.

Zobo drink is made out of zobo leaves – Roselle Plants, a specie of Hibiscus flower. It’s synonymous with Nigerians, but it’s also getting popular in other countries.

How to make Pocket Friendly, Healthy, Homemade Zobo Drink

You will need: Dried zobo leaves, lemon, ginger, little amount of pineapple, clean pot,  muslin cloth for cooking and water.

Ginger, Pineapple and Lemon
Ginger, Pineapple and Lemon

Step 1
Get your dried Zobo Leaves: These are readily available in the open markets. I’m not sure of how popular the leaves are in the eastern part of Nigeria, but in the western and northern parts of Nigeria, Zobo leave are very common.

Dried Zobo Leaves
Dried Zobo Leaves

Step 2
Wash your Zobo leaves into a clean pot. Wash pineapple thoroughly and slice without pealing off the back. Blend ginger and cut up your lemons (without pealing them). Pour them all into the pot of Zobo leaves, add water to cover the contents a little bit and bring to boil for 15 – 20mins.

 Sliced Ingredients - Pineapple, Lemons and Blended Ginger

Sliced Ingredients – Pineapple, Lemons and Blended Ginger
Brewed Zobo Drink
Brewed Zobo Drink

Step 3
Leave pot to cool down, dilute a little bit with clean water if it’s too thick and then sieve content into a bowl or bottles using a muslin cloth for cooking and refrigerate .

Sieve contents
Sieve contents

Viola!!!

 

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