Sunday, February 16, 2014

Golden Kiwi Baobab Banana Smoothie

This is a wonderful smoothie for the cold season. Loaded with vitamin C, it will help you keep the cold at bay. I used ripe golden kiwis and naturally dried baobab fruit powder as the main ingredients. You do not need any sweetener if you use ripe fruit.

Most people know that kiwifruit is high in vitamin C, but it is not a well known fact that the fruit of the baobab tree is also a great source of this vitamin. In fact, baobab fruit contains six times as much vitamin C as the same amount of oranges. 

Baobab fruit is also rich in vitamin A, D, E and the B vitamins, especially vitamin B6; calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous; various antioxidants and soluble fiber. Moreover, the pulp of the baobab fruit is prebiotic and therefore a wonderful stimulant for the intestinal microflora.

I have never tried the fresh fruit, but I am using the powder quite often. I am adding it to smoothies, juices, cereals, and puddings. It has a nicely acidic taste and it blends well with other ingredients.

  • 3 ripe golden kiwis
  • 1/3 cup baobab powder
  • 1 very ripe banana, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup nut milk of your choice
  • pinch Celtic salt
  • few drops organic vanilla extract
  • 2-3 ice cubes, optional

  • Wash kiwis and cut them into halves. Scoop out the flesh and put it into blender. 
  • Add nut milk and the remaining ingredients and whiz on high speed.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy in good company!

Tip: If you are allergic to kiwis, make this smoothie without kiwifruit. Blend two bananas and 1/3 cup baobab powder with 1 1/2 cup nut milk of your choice. Be warned! Baobab is delicious, but do not get tempted to use too much. It works as super, super-laxative!

 I radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2014

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