Baobab Smoothie

In honour of heritage day, I decided not to fire up the grill like most South Africans and go on a healthier path to celebrate our heritage.

Ah, the trusty Baobab tree, the word is fun to say, its got a jabba the hut look to it and its a great super food.  Made from the pulp of the baobab fruit this little powerhouse of nutrients is a serious contender in the super food world.  Used for centuries for medicinal uses which include; fevers, malaria, gastroenteritis and vitamin c deficiency, this is obviously a super food that is here to stay.

BAOBAB POWDER BENEFITS

  1. Helps skin look younger;  baobab is part of the anti wrinkle diet.   Vitamin C helps your body form collagen and elastin, two proteins that helps your skin support elasticity.
  2. Helps support weight loss;  Adding vitamin C rich food to your diet helps the body burn fat faster.
  3. Liver cleansing and Detox food;  Detox foods helps all the toxins escape out of your body keeping you feeling healthier and happy.
  4. Powerhouse of minerals ; Filled with calcium, vitamin c, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.

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Obviously baobab is a super food to get your hands on!

BAOBAB SMOOTHIEserves 2

Baobab powder

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a papaya, peeled and seeds removed
  • 2 passion fruit
  • 3 oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 a cup water or non dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp baobab powder
  • liquid sweetener to taste

Directions 

Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more water for a runnier smoothie.

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Baobab powder

What’s your favourite super food of the moment?

2 thoughts on “Baobab Smoothie

  1. Emily says:

    I’ve never even seen a baobab, so I’ve definitely never tasted any! I’ve never had passionfruit either! It definitely looks fascinating, but I can’t imagine what it tastes like.

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