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I recently got my hands on some baobab. I always get excited trying out a new superfood, thinking about how I can add it in to my already supershero-esque diet. Baobab is actually an African tree which grows lush green fruits inside of which are a pale powder that is super sweet and tangy. It’s a powerhouse of nutrtition including potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and B vitamins. It’s a fantastic antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is an effective prebiotic. What more can you ask for?
Baobab certainly doesn't disappoint. It's very reminiscent of camu camu with it's fruity sweet and tangy flavour but with a lot more depth. What's more exciting though is just how versatile a product it is. Of course it fits in well with smoothies and nut milks (goes really well with purple corn and berries) but also chocolate recipes and savoury dishes!
I got a wonderful recipe courtesy of one Kate Magic and the lovely people at www.baobabsuperfruit.com which I enjoyed over some spiralised courgette.
Kate’s terrific Baobab sauce
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 red pepper
- 6 sundried tomatoes
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar (didn’t have any, used lemon juice)
- 1 tsp tamari
- 1/4 red onion
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 red chilli pepper
- 1 TBSP baobab
You can blend it all together but I used the food processor and it worked a wee treat! Yummy!
Soak Bath Salts
Well not literally a broken back, and it was a few days ago now, but I had been doing back-breaking work lifting heavy loads and pushing a fully laden sack barrow up hills all day and had four more days to go of slogging. It was also nearly that time of the lunar month for me. When my back (which I had sustained an injury to five years) ago started to ache, I thought I wouldn’t be able to carry on with the job. I thought I would give it another day and see how I felt.
When I got home, I looked at my bruised legs, filled the bath up and poured in a cup full of Soak bath salts. They contain Epsom salts plus essential oil of orange and geranium and Abund Essence (nice touch) as well as goji berries (which you have to catch when you pull the plug hole so they don’t block up the pipes!) Also Camu Camu powder for a shot of vitamin C to the skin, and flax oil. All in all I felt soft and smelt delectable after my bath, but the real magic came the next morning, my bad back was just a memory. I did some pilates and yoga stretches before work. I repeated the bathing in the evening and stretching in the morning routine for the full five days of work and by the last day of work felt like I could have carried on forever. Lesson learned; I will never underestimate the power of the bath salt again.