Smoothies are no doubt one of the easiest breakfast, lunch or snack options ever! It’s literally just throwing every fruit and veg you have and blending. And unlike with juices you get to drink everything including the pulp. I have recently been throwing spoonfuls of baobab powder as a healthier add-on.
The Baobab fruit indigenous to Africa is easy to find, store and consume and boosts six times the Vitamin C of an orange, aids healthy digestion, relieves gastrointestinal issues, treats chronic diseases (including some forms of Cancer), boosts energy, increases immunity and promotes collagen for healthy skin and hair. I know that after learning about this superfood you are itching to give it a try. That is why l have rounded up 5 of the best tasting baobab smoothies l have ever tried.
Baobab, Blueberry and Cashew Cream Smoothie
- 2 tbsp. baobab powder
- 1/4 cup cashew nuts
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup oat/almond/brown rice or dairy milk
- 1 medjool date
Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.
Note: If your blender is not powerful, soak the cashews overnight.
Baobab infused Green Smoothie
- 1 1/2 oz baby spinach
- 1 pear – chopped
- 1 apple – chopped
- 1 tsp baobab powder
- 3 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
Blend everything and enjoy!
Baobab, Banana and Cacao Smoothie
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of Baobab powder
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter (I love Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter)
- 1/2 teaspoon cacao powder
Blend and sprinkle a few cacao nibs on top.
Pinacolada Baobab Smoothie
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 Tbsp creamed coconut
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 Tbsp frozen yogurt
- 2 tsp Baobab Powder
- Pineapple wedges, for garnish
In a blender, combine all ingredients and, if desired, a sweetener of your choice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.
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Baobab, Ginger, Tumeric and Cinnamon Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 litre coconut milk
- 5 mint leaves, finely chopped
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 100ml water, plus more as needed
- 1 tbsp sweetener of your choice
- 1 tbsp baobab powder
- 5g dried turmeric
- 2g ground cinnamon
- Pinch ground ginger
- 10-20g castor sugar
Put the sugar, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger in a pan with 100ml of water, and bring to the boil. Leave to cool and then place in a blender with all the other ingredients and blitz until smooth, adding more water if the consistency is too thick. Chill for a few hours and enjoy!