Sparkling Honey Lemon Protein Water

Enriched with protein, this zesty thirst-quencher refreshes after strenuous activities such as exercise and sports, helping muscles heal and rebuild. Best of all, it delivers a fix of fizzy goodness while being lower in sugar – the ideal carbonated soda alternative.

Nutrition Content

Per Serve (320ml): Energy 140kcal; Protein 19.59g; Total Fat 0g; Saturated Fat 0g; Trans fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Total Carbohydrate 15.29g; Sugar 15.13g; Dietary Fibre 0g; Sodium 165mg; Calcium 18.38mg; Potassium 0.03mg; Iron 0.09mg; Vitamin D 0μg

Per Serve (100ml): Energy 44kcal; Protein 6.12g; Total Fat 0g; Saturated Fat 0g; Trans fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Total Carbohydrate 4.78g; Sugar 4.73g; Dietary Fibre 0g; Sodium 51mg; Calcium 5.74mg; Potassium 0.01mg; Iron 0.03mg; Vitamin D 0μg

INGREDIENTS

Sparkling Honey Lemon Protein Water

Weight Percentage (%)
Per Serving (250ml)

Carbonated Water
Water
U.S. Whey Protein Isolate (Acidified)*
Manuka Honey
Citric Acid
Lemon Flavouring
Sodium Citrate
Salt
Sucralose
Anti-foaming agent
Total

60.00
25.40
7.22
5.71
0.75
0.40
0.33
0.125
0.012
0.011
100

192.00
81.40
23.09
18.30
2.40
1.28
1.04
0.40
0.038
0.035
320

PREPARATION

  1. Pre-weigh all ingredients.
  2. Combine water, whey protein isolate, antifoaming agent and mix with a high-speed mixer for 5 minutes.
  3. Allow to hydrate for 30 minutes with minimum agitation.
  4. Gradually add in lemon flavouring, Manuka honey, sucralose, salt, citric acid, sodium citrate and mix for 20 minutes at low speed until completely dissolved.
  5. Cool down the mixture to 5°C.
  6. For a 320 ml beverage, weigh out 128 g of protein mixture into the can and add in 192 g of carbonated water.
  7. Ensure pH to be between 3.0 – 3.1.
  8. Seam the cans with a can seamer.
  9. Transfer the cans to a hot water bath maintained at ~75°C. Hold the cans for at least 30 minutes and the core temperature should reach ≥72°C.
  10. Place cans in an iced-water bath and cool down to ambient temperature.

(Note: Lowering the temperature of mixture before adding carbonated water will improve CO2 gas retention in the beverage.)

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