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Baobab Recipes

The baobab tree is native to most of Africa , some part in Australia  as well as the island of Madagascar.Its botanical name is Adonisia digitata . Its been  used for centuries  for  medicinal purposes as well as a food .Its the snack for the young boys as the head cattle and goats in the veld, the food for the hunters as they go about looking for a protein feed for the family, the powder which the mothers would grind for to feed the toddlers.

Baobab powder is versatile in its uses , has a tangy caramel taste .It has many medicinal properties that its eluded to but the following uses have been scientifically validated, 

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  • improves skin texture , its high in vitamin C which help the body to make elastin  and collagen which help to support the skin and elasticity.
  • helps to burn fat because the high levels of Vitamin C  are a component in making an amino acid creatinine which the body uses to burn fat.
  • its hepatoprotective , its helps to rejuvenate the liver , since it detoxifies all the toxins and other toxic materials that we are exposed to.
  • Contains antioxidants  such as anthocyanins so its been shown to reduce C reactive protein and improve overall wellness.
  • High levels of B Vitamins , which is good for sustained energy , better response to tension and stress
  • Studies done at Oxford university have shown that it has a lower glycemic index and if consumed with food with high sugar content , the polyphenols  help to reduce the amount of sugar absorbed by the body , hence making it  useful  for weight loss.
  • If you decide to try it .. i thought you may want to try some recipes below…

 

 

BAOBAB POWDER RECIPES

Baobab tree is found in Africa, it has many health and medicinal benefits, well it can survive for many years and can hold up to 120 000 liters of water in its trunk… Remarkable…

Some benefits for using baobab powder;

  • High in fibre
  • Probiotic properties
  • Alkanising minerals
  • Hydrating electrolytes ( good to add to pre training drink or after training to rehydrate)
  • Anti-aging
  • Good source of calcium
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Whipped Baobab Shake

  • ¼ cup Baobab  Powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rice milk or almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey

In a large bowl whisk together baobab powder and water until the powder dissolves. Whisk in milk and honey. Adjust the amount of honey if you would like a sweeter drink. A garnish of mint leaves makes it quite refreshing.

Mango-Bab Lassi

  • ¾ cup plain greek-style yogurt, regular or non-fat
  • 1 ¼ cup mango nectar
  • 1 mango diced or half a cup of frozen mango pieces
  • 2 Tbsp Baobab  Powder

Whisk together yogurt and mango nectar. Pour the mixture into a blender and add chopped mango and baobab powder. Puree until smooth. Add ice cubes for an extra chill.

Antioxidant Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 cup 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • ¾ cup  skim milk or almond milk
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 Tbsp almonds
  • 2 Tbsp Baobab  Powder

Blend pomegranate juice, milk, ice cubes and banana until all liquids are mixed well together. Add almonds and baobab powder and mix until well blended.

Popeye Smoothie

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 mango or half a cup of frozen mango pieces
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp Baobab  Powder

Mix all ingredients into the nutribullet. Blend all ingredients together for desired consistency.

The Ultimate Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • ½ of a raw beet
  • ½ of an apple
  • 1 Tablespoon  carob powder or carob
  • a handful of kale
  • 2 cups rice milk or almond milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Baobab Powder
  • 5 ice cubes
  • a small piece of raw ginger

Blend all ingredients on high speed for 1 minute. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Blueberries and baobab smoothie

  • Half cup frozen blueberries
  • Half a banana
  • 1 cup almond milk or rice milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of baobab powder
  • 2 ice blocks
  • Blend all ingredients together at high speed .Serve in a glass

Green Baobab – alkaline smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mangoes
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon green powder
  • 2 tablespoons baobab powder
  • ½ cup almond milk  or lactose free milk or rice milk
  • 2 ice blocks

Blend all the ingredients together. Enjoy…

 

Stimulate your digestion system… Pinacolada  Baobab Smoothie…

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup  Pineapple wedges
  • ½ cup Pineapple chucks
  • 3 tablespoon  frozen yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoon baobab Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Creamed coconut
  • 2 ice blocks

Blend all ingredients together.

 

 

 

 

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