Our Superfood Ingredients
Desserts with superpowers
Every ingredient that goes into our mixes is carefully chosen to not only bring a great taste, but also nourishment and superfood goodness. We only use natural, wholesome and organic ingredients, free from anything artificial or processed.
Energy boosting adaptogen
Called the “ancient superfood of the Inca”, Maca is a root which grows in the high altitudes of the Andes in Peru. It has been used for centuries, believed to work as an adaptogen, providing hormone balancing properties. The reported beneficial effects include improvement of energy levels, muscular stamina, female and male health and fertility, mood and memory. Maca is high in Iron, which helps strengthen the immune system and fight fatigue. It is also rich in Zinc and Vitamin B2, promoting cell regeneration and healthy skin, eyes and nervous system.
“Tree of life” fruit
Baobab is the fruit of the Baobab tree, or “the Tree of life” as the locals call it in Africa. Apart from being 50% fibre, Baobab is rich in antioxidants, Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin C- just two tablespoons provide you with a third of your daily recommended amount of Vitamin C! This vitamin is essential for collagen production in the body, and that beautiful glow of healthy skin. It supports the immune and nervous systems. What is more, the majestic trees grow organically in Africa and the fruit dehydrates naturally in its shell, creating dry baobab pulp. This is then ground into a powder, which you can add to smoothies, salad dressings and healthy tonics for a refreshing sweet and citrusy flavor.
Another nutritious gem from South America is the tiny chia seed, which has a unique micronutrient ratio – low on calories and carbs, but high in protein, fibre and Omega-3. A serving of two tablespoons of chia provides around the third of your daily recommended amount of fibre, along with plenty of Calcium, Phosphorus and complete protein. This wonder seed is also made up of 23% fatty acids, of which majority is Omega-3, essential for brain health.
Sweetener with benefits
Lucuma powder is derived from the pitted and low-temperature dehydrated whole fruits, native to the Andean valleys of Peru, Equador and Chile. It has a super sweet and aromatic flavour and it’s loaded with fibre, Iron, Zinc and Potassium. It also contains Phosphorus and beta-carotene. Beta carotene is essential in the production of Vitamin A in the body, which maintains eye health and skin elasticity. Lucuma is also a low-GI natural sweetener. No wonder it is known as “The Gold of the Incas” and we choose to use it in every baking mix!
Feel good superfood
Cocoa is the roasted version of raw cacao powder, and it has real nutritional superpowers. Apart from the amazing antioxidant properties and high amounts of Magnesium and Iron, it has a few other interesting compounds, which help us feel especially good! It contains a flavonoid called “the bliss molecule” anandamide, as well as tryptophan, essential for the production of “the happiness hormone” serotonin. This coupled with it’s energy stimulating properties makes one delicious mood enhancing ingredient!
Full of beneficial fats
Coconut flour is derived from the dehydrated coconut meat and has a subtle, naturally sweet taste. It’s packed with fibre and beneficial fats such as medium-chain tryglycerides (MCTs), known to boost metabolism. This combination of fibre and slowly digestible carbs make it a great low GI, gluten-free flour, preventing blood sugar spikes and energy crashes. Coconut also has antiviral and antimicrobial properties and the coconut oil is one of the healthiest options for baking and cooking.
Source of complete protein
A pseudocereal coming from the family of spinach and beets, quinoa has been grown in South America for millennia and was a staple in the diet of the Incas. It’s easy to see why: a source of complete protein, with low Glycemic index, and high in Manganese, Phosphorus and Copper, quinoa has an amazing overall nutrient richness. It is also a good source of some B-Vitamins, fibre, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. Impressively, quinoa contains more Iron than any other grain!
Rich in minerals and fibre
Despite it’s name buckwheat is actually not related to wheat at all. It’s a fruit seed from a plant related to the rhubarb, making it perfect for those with a gluten intolerance. The nutritional value of buckwheat is significantly higher than other grains, as it is rich in minerals such as Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, and Phosphorus. Manganese is important for bone and joint health, whilst Magnesium is essential for normal energy yielding metabolism, muscle growth and flexibility, as well as a healthy cardiovascular system. To top this up, buckwheat is high in insoluble fibre too!