As I have mentioned before I have been super busy with a number of projects, but now you will begin to see the fruits of my labours! I have been lucky enough to try out PONA’s Organic Baobab powder. PONA is a word in Shona meaning to heal or get better. The company, based in Helsinki, was set up by three good friends who share a commitment to ethically sourced products and working with smaller local producers. Baobab is an African super fruit, full of dietary fibre and packed with nutrients. Baobab has more anti-oxidants than any other fruit, has more iron than red meat, and has high levels of potassium and magnesium. The fruit dries while still on the branch, naturally producing an organic superfood powder. It has a lemony citrus taste and can be added to yoghurt and smoothies, stirred into water to create a nutritious drink and can also be used in baking, pancakes and ice cream. Baobab also thickens, which helps to quickly create jams and add depths to sauces, marinades and compotes.
It has been great to get to know the product and see how versatile it can be. I will be posting a series of recipes and hope to give you an idea of how Baobab can easily be added into your diet to boost your dishes and intensify citrusy fruity flavours. PONA’s Organic Baobab powder is currently available in John’s Coffee Shop and Kuuma. However if you order online now (9.6. – 24.6.) with my exclusive discount code you will get 20% off your order! Go to PONA’s webshop at http://pona.fi/shop/ or click on one of the links in this post, and use the discount code VEGEBRIT to get a 20% discount off their Baobab powder (unfortunately it is currently only available in Finland).
I began by simply adding a teaspoon or two to boost my smoothie bowls and yoghurt (pictured above) and moved on to this Baobab Turmeric Latte. It is a super easy way to introduce yourself to using Baobab, not to mention it is packed full of healthy goodness! So why not give PONA’s Baobab a try? During the next two weeks I will be posting more Baobab recipes from cakes and pancakes to bircher muesli and ice pops so you can get an idea of what can be done with this superfood powder.
Baobab Turmeric Latte – makes 2 lattes
4 dl almond milk
1 heaped tsp PONA’s Organic Baobab Powder
1 heaped tsp turmeric
2 tsp maple syrup
2 small cinnamon sticks
4 cardamon pods, crushed
a good pinch of ground ginger
a pinch of pepper
Pour the milk into a small pan and slowly heat, add all the spice ingredients and allow to infuse for 3 – 5 mins.
Pour through a sieve into 2 cups and top with a little extra cinnamon. If you wish you can whisk the milk, or whizz it up quickly in a heat proof blender to create some foam before serving.