Sunny Baobab Juice

Sunny mango, orange and baobab juice smoothie www.realfamilyjourney.comSunny Baobab juice

We first heard about the baobab tree when we went to visit the Eden Project in Cornwall. We were enjoying the tropical temperatures of the rainforest zone and had the chance to cool down with a vanilla and baobab ice cream. Baobab has a citrusy taste which was so gentle and refreshing. That was the last I thought about baobab for a while until I saw it in a health food shop and thought I’d do a little research to find out what it was all about.

I was quite astonished when I realised it was a superfood. Baobab powder comes from the deciduous baobab tree. You can find it in Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia. In Africa they call it ‘The Tree of life.’ And for good reason too as it has a whole host of nutritious benefits. Dried baobab fruit powder is loaded with antioxidants, especially vitamin C. It is one of the highest plant food sources of calcium gram for gram and is rich in potassium, magnesium, protein and finer too. It is also classed as a prebiotic too!

It is perfect added to smoothies, cereals or just added to water for a zesty drink. It’s safe for children and adults to use. Just avoid using baobab supplements. Go straight for the dried fruit powder and start with a teaspoon per person to begin with. We use this one and both of our children love eating and drinking it.

Ingredients / Equipment

  • You’ll need a powerful blender to crush the ice. (We use this one.)
  • The juice of 5 oranges
  • The juice of 2 pink grapefruit
  • 1-2 tsp baobab powder (find it here)
  • 1 mango
  • 1 tbs maple syrup (find it here)
  • 1 cup of water
  • A handful of ice

Method

  1. Pop all of the ingredients into your high speed blender and blitz until the mango is blended.

Enjoy your chilled juice in the summer as a refreshing breakfast drink or why not try freezing into ice lollies for an extra special treat!

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