Strawberry & Baobab Smoothie

Here at Bumbleroot, experiments are right up our alley! This week, we're in the kitchen. We love the adventure of concocting new, exciting meals, nourishing our bodies, and supercharging our health. And, we have a delicious and fun new way to shake things up with our Baobab powder. Our friend, Amelia of Nourishing Amelia, crafted this creamy strawberry, baobab, and lime smoothie recipe just.for.you. *wink* (Thanks, Amelia!) Give it a whirl in your blender first thing for breakfast, or as an afte

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Here at Bumbleroot, experiments are right up our alley!

This week, we’re in the kitchen. We love the adventure of concocting new, exciting meals, nourishing our bodies, and supercharging our health. And, we have a delicious and fun new way to shake things up with our Baobab powder. Our friend, Amelia of Nourishing Amelia, crafted this creamy strawberry, baobab, and lime smoothie recipe just.for.you. *wink* (Thanks, Amelia!)

Give it a whirl in your blender first thing for breakfast, or as an afternoon treat. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Happy sipping!

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh preferred, but in the off season, you can find organic berries at you local grocer in the frozen fruit section!)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced (squeeze into blender, avoiding any seeds)
  • 1 tbsp baobab powder
  • 1 cup liquid base (water, coconut water, coconut milk, almond milk – Amelia’s fave!)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Blend Together

  1. Add dry ingredients and fruits to your blender first.
  2. Add liquid and ice.
  3. Blend until creamy and smooth!
  4. Pour into your favorite smoothie vessel (we love mason jars or travel containers).
  5. Pop in a straw – and enjoy!

Makes 1 smoothie – or double up and share with a friend!

Yum

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Baobab Veggie Balls with Sweet Potato and Beet

Baobab adds a new twist to the veggie burger. We hope you enjoy these savory non-meat balls as much as we do!

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 packed grated medium sized beetroot
  • ½ c finely chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp baobab
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Baobab Veggie Balls with Sweet Potato and Beet

Baobab adds a new twist to the veggie burger. We hope you enjoy these savory non-meat balls as much as we do!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 packed grated medium sized beetroot
  • ½ c finely chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp baobab
  • salt to taste
    Baobab Veggie Balls

    Method:

    1. Heat a teaspoon of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet and add in the chopped red onion and garlic. Sauté until the red onions are translucent.

    2. Add in the grated beetroot, sweet potato, and carrot, cumin, salt, chili powder,and dill. Cover the pan and simmer on low heat until the beetroot and sweet potato have turned soft.

    3. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, add in the corn flour and baobab powder.

    4. Make small lime sized balls or go big with a burger. You can cook them by baking for 30 minutes at 375 degrees or pan fry them up in a low heat.

Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fiber,vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.


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Mango & Coconut Baobab Tarts

Another delicious dessert made healthier with Baobab from @nourishingamelia. Enjoy! Ingredients: Base

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 10 medjool dates
Filling
  • 2 cups fresh mango
  • 1/2 block coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Baobab Powder
  • Sprinkling of shredded coconut for decoration (optional)
Method Place all the base ingredients

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Another delicious dessert made healthier with Baobab from @nourishingamelia. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Base

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 10 medjool dates

Filling

  • 2 cups fresh mango
  • 1/2 block coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Baobab Powder
  • Sprinkling of shredded coconut for decoration (optional)

Method

Place all the base ingredients into your food processor and blitz until everything is combined together. You’ll be left with a sticky mixture. Press the mixture into mini tart tins (you should make about 6). Then, place the tart tins into the freezer for 45 minutes.

To make the filling, add the ingredients to a food processor and blend until you get a creamy, thick consistency. After 45 minutes, remove the tart tins from the freezer and add the filling into the base of the tarts. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top if you want a bit of extra decoration and deliciousness!

Place back into the freezer for half an hour to let the tarts set.

Remove the tarts from the freezer and let them thaw for 5 minutes before serving. These tarts will last 2-3 days if kept in an airtight container in the fridge.

Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fiber,vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.


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Raw Cacao Baobab Energy Bars with Moringa

Combining two African superfoods - Baobab and Moringa - these bars are great to take on a hike or to just keep at the desk.

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of raw soaked nuts: We used cashews, pecans and almonds are great too!
  • 1 cup or less of pitted dates
  • 1 cup or less dried, unsweetened cherries (or dried dehydrated fruit of choice)
  • 2 tbsp raw, shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp of Moringa powder
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Raw Cacao Baobab Energy Bars with Moringa

Combining two African superfoods – Baobab and Moringa – these bars are great to take on a hike or to just keep at the desk.

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of raw soaked nuts: We used cashews, pecans and almonds are great too!
  • 1 cup or less of pitted dates
  • 1 cup or less dried, unsweetened cherries (or dried dehydrated fruit of choice)
  • 2 tbsp raw, shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp of Moringa powder
  • 2 tbsp of Baobab Powder

For the cacao topping:

  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp finely ground coffee
  • 1 and a half tbsp of raw coconut butter
  • 1/2 tbsp or raw honey

*for extra creaminess, add more coconut butter and/or honey. Alternatives: handful of cashews or half an avocado

After soaking the nuts, add them to the food processor and grind until they’ve been finely ground. Add in the dates, then cherries, baobab and moringa powder and blend until the consistency is smooth and sticky. Add in the hemp seeds with only a few pulses (they don’t need to be too deeply ground). Take your base and press into whatever dish you’re using: shallow pie pan, cupcake molds, or even just a plate.

Add all topping ingredients to the food processor. Continue to pulse until the nibs are at a desired consistency. For a much smoother, creamier topping, add more coconut butter (or listed alternatives) until it’s the density of a smoothie. For a crunchier bite, let up on a pulsing so that the nibs are aren’t completely ground. Add more honey or a few dates if you don’t find it sweet enough. However, because the base is so sweet try to leave the topping less so. Pour, or spread, atop your base. Freeze for a hour or refrigerate for longer. The bars should last for about a week!

Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.


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Baobab & Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

 

Who said pancakes can't be healthy? Add some zing and a nutritional punch to your breakfast by adding Baobab powder to your pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour (100g)
  • 1 cup almond milk (200ml)
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed mixed with 4 tbsp water
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Who said pancakes can’t be healthy? Add some zing and a nutritional punch to your breakfast by adding Baobab powder to your pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour (100g)
  • 1 cup almond milk (200ml)
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed mixed with 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp baobab powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Baobab Pancakes

Start by making your flax ‘eggs’. Mix the flaxseed and water together in a bowl and leave to thicken up for 5 minutes. Add the buckwheat flour and baobab to a bowl and mix together then add the almond milk, maple syrup, the now thicken flax mixture and blueberries. Stir well. Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Using a large spoon transfer some of the mixture to the pan to make a pancake. After a minute or so the sides of the pancake should begin to brown and little bubbles will appear. At this point flip the pancake over using a spatula and cook for another minute or two on the other side. Repeat these steps until you’ve run out of mixture! You should end up with around 5-6 pancakes to enjoy!

Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fibervitamin Cvitamin Bcalciummagnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.

 


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Zesty Green Baobab Smoothie

Are you adding Baobab into your morning smoothie? The sweet, tart, and tangy taste plus the numerous nutritional benefits - Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Antioxidants, and more give a boost to any smoothie. We love this smoothie from our guest chef @nourishingamelia

Ingredients -
  • 1 apple
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 heaping tsp of Baobab powder
  • Juice of half

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Are you adding Baobab into your morning smoothie? The sweet, tart, and tangy taste plus the numerous nutritional benefits – Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Antioxidants, and more give a boost to any smoothie. We love this smoothie from our guest chef @nourishingamelia

Ingredients –

  • 1 apple
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 heaping tsp of Baobab powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 1/2 cups of water (300 ml)

Core and chop your apple. Pour the water into your blender followed by all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!!

Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fibervitamin Cvitamin Bcalciummagnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.


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Cacao Orange & Baobab Oatmeal

A sweet and healthy way to start the day! Ingredients:

Steps: 1. Pour the almond milk into a saucepan and place on a medium heat. 2. Once the almond milk has heated (after 3-4 minutes) add the oats, honey and zest of half an orange. Keep the heat on low-medium and

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Cacao Orange & Baobab OatmealA sweet and healthy way to start the day!

Ingredients:

Steps:
1. Pour the almond milk into a saucepan and place on a medium heat.
2. Once the almond milk has heated (after 3-4 minutes) add the oats, honey and zest of half an orange. Keep the heat on low-medium and stir frequently.
3. Once the oats have absorbed the almond milk and you’ve got your desired consistency (mine takes about 10 minutes) take off the heat and stir in the baobab.
4. Pour your oatmeal into a bowl then top with chopped orange segments, cacao nibs and chopped almonds if you’re using them – they give a delicious crunch!
5. Dig in and enjoy!

 

Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fibervitamin Cvitamin Bcalciummagnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.


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Lemon Baobab Cheesecake

Nom nom nom...not only does Baobab fruit pack a nutritional punch (more antioxidants than blueberries, Vitamin C, dietary fiber, etc...), its tart and tangy taste makes for a delicious addition to so many different of recipes. This cheesecake is dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of ingredients that are actually good for you! We love this recipe from our guest chef @nourishingamelia. Ingredients Base - • 1 1/2 cups almonds (200g)&

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Nom nom nom…not only does Baobab fruit pack a nutritional punch (more antioxidants than blueberries, Vitamin C, dietary fiber, etc…), its tart and tangy taste makes for a delicious addition to so many different of recipes. This cheesecake is dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of ingredients that are actually good for you! We love this recipe from our guest chef @nourishingamelia.

Ingredients

Base –

• 1 1/2 cups almonds (200g) 

• 1 1/2 cups medjool dates (approx. 10)

• 2 tbsp coconut oil

Cheesecake filling –

• 2 cups cashews (230g) soaked overnight

1/4 cup (2 tbsp) baobab powder

• 1/3 cup (3 tbsp) coconut oil

• Juice & zest of 2 small-medium lemons 

• 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) pure maple syrup 

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Directions

1. Soak the cashews overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours before making your cheesecake.

2. Place the almonds in a food processor and blitz until broken down, then add in the pitted dates & coconut oil and blend again.

3. Transfer the sticky crust mixture into a cake tin (I used 18inch), spread out evenly and press down so the mixture is nicely compact.

4. Place your cake tin into the freezer while you make the cheesecake filling.

5. Drain the soaked cashews and put them into the food processor along with all the other filling ingredients.

6. Blend until you get a creamy, smooth mixture. This may take a few minutes.

7. Remove the cake tin from the freezer and pour the filling mixture onto the now set crust. Spread evenly.

8. Place the cheesecake back into the freezer for 2 hours to set.

9. After 2 hours you can remove the cheesecake from the freezer, leave it to thaw for 10 minutes then it’s ready to slice and eat!

 

Baobab is a superfruit that has great things, like antioxidants,dietary fibervitamin Cvitamin Bcalciummagnesium, and potassium. The fruit – a big, coconut looking thing – comes from Africa’s picturesque baobab tree, known as the “Tree of Life.

One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of the daily recommended Vitamin C. And if that wasn’t enough, the fiber in the Baobab fruit pulp acts as a prebiotic – helping your gut grow its good bacteria so that you can better absorb nutrients. And it’s extremely alkaline with a PRAL value of -52. Its tangy and slightly sweet taste works well in smoothies, tomato sauce, desserts, and many other foods.

 


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Cacao & Baobab Superfood Mousse

This chocolate mousse tastes completely decadent, yet is chock-full of superfood goodness. (makes one serving, or two if you don't mind sharing :) ) 2 avocados 3 tablespoons of cacao powder 2 tablespoons of honey 1 tablespoon of Baobab Powder Blend in a food processor and enjoy!  

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Cacao & Baobab Superfood Mousse

This chocolate mousse tastes completely decadent, yet is chock-full of superfood goodness.

(makes one serving, or two if you don’t mind sharing 🙂 )

2 avocados

3 tablespoons of cacao powder

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of Baobab Powder

Blend in a food processor and enjoy!

 


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Beet & Baobab Dip

  Did you know there’s a powder you can add to nearly anything to fortify your meals and add antioxidants, vitamin c, dietary fiber, prebiotics, and amino acids? And it’s a real fruit — that dries in its shell — to create a super nutritious sweet, tangy powder. And what’s even more amazing is that the fruit grows on a beautiful, ancient, gnarly tree in Africa, and when harvested, provides much needed income to the communities around it. Baobab fruit powder is just becoming known in the U.S. and is loved by

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Beet & Baobab Dip

Did you know there’s a powder you can add to nearly anything to fortify your meals and add antioxidants, vitamin c, dietary fiber, prebiotics, and amino acids?

And it’s a real fruit — that dries in its shell — to create a super nutritious sweet, tangy powder.

And what’s even more amazing is that the fruit grows on a beautiful, ancient, gnarly tree in Africa, and when harvested, provides much needed income to the communities around it.

Baobab fruit powder is just becoming known in the U.S. and is loved by moms who add it into meals for their kids, by athletes who say it lowers their recovery time, and anyone who is looking for a way to eat healthier.

In February, we’re featuring #29daysofbaobab. We’ll be showcasing recipes, videos, and blogs about our favorite fruit. Follow along on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Today, we’re featuring a delicious, nutrient-dense beet dip that makes a perfect addition to your Super Bowl spread.

Beet & Baobab Dip (vegan and gluten free)

2 roasted beets
¼ cup of tahini
¼ cup of chickpeas
2 tablespoons of baobab powder
2 cloves of roasted garlic
salt to taste
two oranges orange
zest of one orange
1 tablespoon of cilantro
juice of two lemons

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. Serve with chips and or veggies.

 


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Baobab energy bites

Baobab Energy Snack Bites Holiday travels, shopping trips, parties. It's a lot and it's A LOT... Keep these tasty bit-sized bundles of goodness close by to ward off the "Hangry" as you move through this holiday season.     Ingredients: - 4 dates - 1/2 cup raw cashews - a pinch of sea salt - 1 tablespoon cacao nibs - 2 tablespoons of Bumbleroot org

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Baobab Energy Snack Bites

Holiday travels, shopping trips, parties. It’s a lot and it’s A LOT…

Keep these tasty bit-sized bundles of goodness close by to ward off the “Hangry” as you move through this holiday season.

 

 

Ingredients:

– 4 dates

– 1/2 cup raw cashews

– a pinch of sea salt

– 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

– 2 tablespoons of Bumbleroot organic Baobab powder

– 2 tablespoons of flax seeds

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

– Soak dates for 30 minutes.

– Grind cashews in a food processor.

– Add dates and other ingredients to food processor and pulse.

– Make small balls.

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Baobab Citrus Vitamin C-packed Smoothie

Fighting off a cold weather cold? We love this easy-peasy Vitamin C-packed smoothie when we're battling the sniffles. Just one serving of Baobab contains 25% of your daily recommended value of Vitamin C.  We like to amplify the Baobab with a medley of citrus in this nourishing smoothie. Ingredients: - 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water (and some ice) -  2 oranges or 3-4 mandarins - 1/2 pears - 3 tablespoons of Baobab powder -  Juice of 1/2 lemon Blend well and enjoy! Find your Baobab powder HERE.  

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Fighting off a cold weather cold? We love this easy-peasy Vitamin C-packed smoothie when we’re battling the sniffles.

Just one serving of Baobab contains 25% of your daily recommended value of Vitamin C.  We like to amplify the Baobab with a medley of citrus in this nourishing smoothie.

Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water (and some ice)

–  2 oranges or 3-4 mandarins

– 1/2 pears

– 3 tablespoons of Baobab powder

–  Juice of 1/2 lemon

Blend well and enjoy!

Find your Baobab powder HERE.

 


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Rose Petal Honey

We love foods wild foods, and one of our very favorite wild foods is honey. Our friend, Becca, The Dabblist, shows us how we can enhance this sweet treat with roses. This is such a cozy activity for a Fall afternoon. Enjoy! From Becca: I like to add rose petals into my food and body care as much as possible. In addition to wooing you with their intoxicating scent, rose petals help to soothe and cleanse the skin and are known to support your internal digestion and liver with a boost of vitamin C and other vital nutrients. And then, there’s honey – a beautiful, delici

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Rose Petal Honey

We love foods wild foods, and one of our very favorite wild foods is honey. Our friend, Becca, The Dabblist, shows us how we can enhance this sweet treat with roses. This is such a cozy activity for a Fall afternoon. Enjoy!

From Becca:

I like to add rose petals into my food and body care as much as possible. In addition to wooing you with their intoxicating scent, rose petals help to soothe and cleanse the skin and are known to support your internal digestion and liver with a boost of vitamin C and other vital nutrients.

And then, there’s honey – a beautiful, deliciously sweet gift from our beloved bees. Raw honey contains powerful healing enzymes, enhances absorption of nutrients in the body, and is super antioxidant.

This simple combination of rose petals and honey will add beauty and delight to your home. I like to add my rose honey to tea, drizzle over roast vegetables, and add it to salad dressing recipes.

A note about the quality of both your roses and your honey:

While they are both readily available at your local grocery store, it is super important (both for your body and the future of their species) to grab the purest version you can.

For roses, this means unsprayed (from the garden or a trusted source) and for honey, this means raw (unpasteurized) and local, if possible.

Rose Petal Honey

*1 glass jar of desired size (make sure it’s clean!)
*2 tbsp dried or fresh rose petals
*Enough raw, local honey to fill your jar

Add rose petals to the jar, then pour the honey over the roses filling to the top. Using a wood spoon or a chopstick, stir to mix them together, and seal tight. Let sit for 2-4 weeks {to allow ingredients to infuse}, then it’s ready for use.

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Becca Piastrelli is the woman behind The Dabblist, and she believes in the practice of working with your hands.  Because, when we honor that primal desire to take raw ingredients and turn them into something beautiful, we experience a greater connection and engagement with ourselves and the world around us. You can often find her in her kitchen, crafting her own beauty and skincare products – everything from deodorant to lip balm.

 


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Five new ways to drink Bumbleroot

"Put a lime in the coconut [water] and and drink them both up.." is just one of the ways Bumbleroot customers have been putting a twist on the tried and tested, "just add water" way of consuming our drink mixes. We've compiled five of our favorite ways that Bumbleroot customers are drinking their Bumbleroot (and a few we've tried and loved): 1) Add lemon (or lime) - a little acid can bring out a lot of flavor and the health benefits of lime and lemon are great - while they are "acidic" outside of the body - in the body they are "alkaline" and can help balance our PH levels and counter the acidity we get from processed foods and meat.

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“Put a lime in the coconut [water] and and drink them both up..” is just one of the ways Bumbleroot customers have been putting a twist on the tried and tested, “just add water” way of consuming our drink mixes.

We’ve compiled five of our favorite ways that Bumbleroot customers are drinking their Bumbleroot (and a few we’ve tried and loved):

1) Add lemon (or lime) – a little acid can bring out a lot of flavor and the health benefits of lime and lemon are great – while they are “acidic” outside of the body – in the body they are “alkaline” and can help balance our PH levels and counter the acidity we get from processed foods and meat.

2) Create a blender-less smoothie – there are so many things that you can add to your drink mix without using a blender – try bee pollen (one of our favorites – with the Blueberry flavor), cacao nibs, chia seeds, etc for a little extra something, something in your drink.

3) Try it hot – as in, boil up some water hot. Make the drinks into a tea – especially good with the blueberry and lemongrass flavors.

4) Just add a banana (and ice) and put it in the blender – great with all of the flavors – an instant, easy smoothie – kids especially like this one!

5) Make a cocktail by adding some vodka or rum – tested by a few Bumbleroot customers. Works especially well with the Pineapple Mint flavor.


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The Global Table – Sadza

We’re excited to introduce our new blog The Global Table, sharing stories of what and how we eat around the world. Check back here every two weeks for a new dish, a new story, and a new perspective on the world. In many village homes in Zimbabwe and neighboring countries, sadza and the night’s side dish of beans, greens, or chicken stew (if it’s a really special day!) sit over a fire in front of the house in two communal bowls. The village women spend much of the day working to prepare sadza with just the right texture, best described

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We’re excited to introduce our new blog The Global Table, sharing stories of what and how we eat around the world. Check back here every two weeks for a new dish, a new story, and a new perspective on the world.

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In many village homes in Zimbabwe and neighboring countries, sadza and the night’s side dish of beans, greens, or chicken stew (if it’s a really special day!) sit over a fire in front of the house in two communal bowls. The village women spend much of the day working to prepare sadza with just the right texture, best described as a thick porridge bordering on dough. Balance is critical: the sadza can’t be too mushy or too thick. When it’s ready, the family and others gather around the fire to scoop some of the sadza between their fingers, using it to grab bites of the other tasty dishes. It’s truly finger food!

Making sadza is a long and labor intensive artform. Beginning with corn still on the cob, the kernels must be removed and ground into cornmeal. In the modern day, much of this work is done in mills, either directly for farmers who grow their own crop or for sale in retail outlets. This flour-like substance is mixed with cold water to form the sadza’s base, which is then added to boiling water and mixed with more cornmeal to achieve the desired consistency, all the while being stirred and kneaded to rid the mix of lumps, a process that demands attention, time, and lots of practice!

Sadza is served with any number of other foods, from red meat and game to native spring greens and cabbage. A thinner version of sadza is eaten for breakfast, often paired with peanut butter to provide a protein complement to the important carbohydrates inherent in the sadza itself.

In addition to being one of the most important meals on the African continent, sadza provides a miniature history lesson about the region. Today most sadza is cornmeal based, although it can also be made with native cereal grains like finger millet or sorghum, as it was for centuries before European settlers arrived. Corn, or maize as it is known in Africa, is actually not native to the continent; it wasn’t even widely grown in Africa until the late 1800s when British colonials began migrating to the area and brought corn with them. The dish represents the blending of influences on the continent. Today, corn is a staple in Africa, especially favored for its ability to grow during drier periods.

For as large a swath of land as it covers, sadza is known by an equally large collection of names: originally derived from the Shona language (native to Zimbabwe), sadza is also know by “isitshwala” in Southern Ndebele (spoken in the Transvaal region), “pap,” “vuswa,” or “bogobe” in South Africa, “nsima” in Malawi, and “ugali” in Eastern Africa. Wherever you go in Southern and Eastern Africa, some version of sadza is sure to be cooking over the fire!

If you’d like to try to make sadza at home, try this recipe that uses Sorghum from the website Pepper and Stew:

Here is what you will need to make this dish:

About 400g ground sorghum

1.5l water

2 tbsp oil

1 large chopped onion

2 ripe chopped tomatoes

3 tbsp peanut butter

250g Spinach

Salt and pepper


Sadza

First take 150g of the sorghum meal and in a medium sized sauce pan, mix with about 150ml of the cold water to make a paste using a wooden spoon.

Add a litre of the boiling water to the paste. Put on the hob on medium heat and stir continuously until the mixture starts to thicken. If it’s too thick add a bit more of the hot water.

The mixture should look like porridge and if it’s the correct consistency should boil without spilling over. (If it’s still watery and spilling over then add a little more sorghum in a cup, about a 1/4 cup, add cold water to create a paste then stir this mixture to the pot, the mixture should start to thicken after stirring continuously)

Cover and leave to cook for about 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes lower the heat and leave covered for another 5 minutes.

Stir in the remaining sorghum flour  gradually taking great care not to get burnt by the spatter.

Keep mixing briskly and to get rid of the lumps grind the mixture against the pot with the wooden spoon, the consistency of the sadza should be the same as mashed potatoes.

Leave on very low heat for another 15 minutes to cook through.


Peanut butter spinach

Heat oil in a pan and add the onions and fry until soft.

Add the chopped tomatoes , season with salt and pepper and cook until soft.

Now add the peanut butter and a little water and stir until the penut butter is mixed in.

Add the spinach and cook for another 10 minutes.

Check for seasoning and serve with hot sadza.

(To give this dish a twist you can add a little birds eye chilli and or bell peppers)

Enjoy!

 


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Baobab Banana Cacao Smoothie Recipe

  One of my favorite ways to use Baobab powder is in this smoothie.  I eat it for breakfast a few times a week and love to have it after workouts too.  Either way, it gives me an energy boost and it tastes like dessert. Baobab is one the most alkaline foods available (PRAL rating of -52), and is high in antioxidants, vitamin, C, and dietary fiber.  It also is a source of magnesium, potassium, and loads of other great things. - 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 Pea

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Baobab Banana Cacao Smoothie Recipe

 

One of my favorite ways to use Baobab powder is in this smoothie.  I eat it for breakfast a few times a week and love to have it after workouts too.  Either way, it gives me an energy boost and it tastes like dessert.

Baobab is one the most alkaline foods available (PRAL rating of -52), and is high in antioxidants, vitamin, C, and dietary fiber.  It also is a source of magnesium, potassium, and loads of other great things.

– 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 in blender and sprinkle with a few cacao nibs.  Enjoy!

You can get baobab powder in our online shop.

– Sara


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Recipe – Baobab Cacao Mousse

Baobab – the African superfruit – is super alkaline,  packed with antioxidants, is a source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber, and acts as a prebiotic.  The tangy sweet powder that comes from the fruit pairs great with desserts, and chocolate specifically.  This dairy-free, raw, superfood-filled mousse is creamy and rich with a hint of citrus.  Best of all it takes only a few minutes to make. Perfect for holiday parties or parties of two. 2 avocados 3 tablespoons of cacao powder 2 tablespoons of honey (you can also substitute agave syrup or dates)

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Baobab – the African superfruit – is super alkaline,  packed with antioxidants, is a source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber, and acts as a prebiotic.  The tangy sweet powder that comes from the fruit pairs great with desserts, and chocolate specifically.  This dairy-free, raw, superfood-filled mousse is creamy and rich with a hint of citrus.  Best of all it takes only a few minutes to make.

Perfect for holiday parties or parties of two.

2 avocados

3 tablespoons of cacao powder

2 tablespoons of honey (you can also substitute agave syrup or dates)

1 teaspoon of baobab pulp

Sprinkling of coconut chips (optional)

A little crystallized ginger (optional)

You can dress up the mousse with some coconut chips and crystallized ginger.

Combine all the ingredients and blend in blender or food processor.
Serves 2

You can get organic baobab pulp here.

 

 

 

 


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Baobab Smoothie Recipe (Dairy Free and Gluten Free)

Did you know Baobab powder has 10x more antioxidants than acai or goji berry, acts as a prebiotic, and that one serving (2T) has 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of your daily recommended Vitamin C? It's also a source of potassium and magnesium. So how do you add this new superfruit into your diet? Bumbleroot’s plant-based, endurance athlete Chef Matt White came up with this recipe while training for the Ironman. Matt says: This smoothie is a complete meal replacement, containing protein, essential amino acids, complex carbohydrates and almost all of the dail

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Did you know Baobab powder has 10x more antioxidants than acai or goji berry, acts as a prebiotic, and that one serving (2T) has 24% of your daily recommended dietary fiber and 25% of your daily recommended Vitamin C? It’s also a source of potassium and magnesium.

So how do you add this new superfruit into your diet?

Bumbleroot’s plant-based, endurance athlete Chef Matt White came up with this recipe while training for the Ironman.

Matt says:

This smoothie is a complete meal replacement, containing protein, essential amino acids, complex carbohydrates and almost all of the daily vitamins your body needs.

Drink it for breakfast, as a pre-workout meal or as an after workout drink.

I used Baobab in all my smoothies in training leading up to the Ironman race.  It provided sustained energy throughout the day, even after intense workout sessions.  It also provided extra vitamins and amino acids to help keep me healthy when my immune system was depleted.

INGREDIENTS

Makes two servings.

2 T Baobab Powder

3/4 cup of Almond Milk, more or  less depending on desired thickness

2 Cups of Spinach

1 Cup Pineapple, chopped

1 Apple, sliced

6-7 Brazil Nuts

1 Beet, two if small, skin removed

1/2 Haas Avocado

1/2 Cup of Blueberries

1 T Chia Seed

2 T Organic Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup of Ice

To get Baobab powder, check out our online store .


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