Just when you think you can safely ignore all the ridiculous amounts of caffeine in the world, there comes along a time when it’s best to just let go and enjoy some quality downtime. If you’re like many Americans, you might find yourself struggling to find the time for your favorite activities. Or maybe you’re feeling low on energy and just want to have a little pampering done before you hit the sack.
Whatever be the case, chances are, you already know how to get your Zotz fix — or at least something cool and refreshing to help you get back into your groove. Whether it be with a cup of chai tea, an iced coffee, or even just some herbal teas (hello Avocado), we have exactly what you need!
What is a Zotz Candy Fizz?
A culmination of the elements, a Zotz Candy fizz is a perfect way to start the day. It’s caffeine-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free, and made with love by people who love to create fresh and unique flavor profiles. Why the name? Because they love creating unique flavor profiles, too. Now, you can’t exactly make a fizzy drink at home with ingredients you might otherwise mix in your favorite diet books. But if you love to experiment, you can always call in favors from other couch potatoes with access to caffeine-free skepticism.
How to Make a Zotz Fizz
Depending on your metabolism and how much you’re willing to put into it, a Zotz fizz might take the majority of the day off. For some, a 15-minute spin on the elliptical might be enough to get them through the door. For others, a 30-minute walk might do the trick. But regardless of what time of the day brings, the basic idea is the same: get your heart rate up, get your mental capacity up, and get your creative thinking going.
Zuco Deco – Dulces
Dulces is the name of a popular Mexican candy which translates to “taste of home.” You’ll find it in many different forms, either as regular treat or as an alternative to the traditional farro and chiles peppers. While many consider it too sweet, we found that the drizzle of milk and sugar actually made the taste a bit more palatable. And best of all? You can make this sweet treat at home!
Baked Alaska – Cinnamona
You’ve probably heard about Alaska, but this is the real-deal. Simply put, baked Alaska is a savory dish that comes in many forms, both baked and fried. We love the fried version because it’s super easy to make, even for the most stubborn of diet minded people. And best of all? You can make this at home!
Tres Leches Cake – Ananime
This is yet another dessert we love because it’s super easy to make and it’s clean, fresh, and delightfully simple. We love the classic Ananime cake because it’s low in calories and fats, but has layers of delicious flavor that are hard to find elsewhere. We also love the idea of tres leches, which is a Spanish dessert which translates to “candy that is sweet, sour, and bitter at the same time.” The sweet and sour flavor is best described as being in the realm of the hot and sour flavor. And best of all? You can make this at home!
Desert Peanuts – Gan Gan
We love authenticity and variety, and that’s what you get when you eat nuts from two different cultures. Desert peanuts are primarily eaten in the desert and are usually peanut butter cups covered in seeds. Although we love the texture of normal peanuts, these are a bit more complex. The peanut butter is simply the love child of ordinary peanut butter and gan, which is the soft, light, and sticky snacks we love. The combination of these two products makes for a deliciously buttery peanut butter cup!
If you’re looking for a caffeine-free, low-fat, low-calorie treat that doesn’t require a car ride to get to, you’ve come to the right page. These are the perfect thing to do when you’re feeling a little low energy and just want a little pampering done. You can make these at home too, or out at a cafe. Whatever you do, don’t put these in your for the day until the last 2 or 3 hours because your body will thank you for taking the time for this!