January, the month of diets, detox and attempting to stay ‘dry’.
While some see healthy eating as a bit of a challenge or chore, others embrace the fresh and healthy offerings nature has to bring.
Aduna go one step further and bring the ancient and vibrant Superfoods of Baobab, Moringa and Cacao all the way from Africa for you to introduce to your diet, in the form of health boosting and vitamin rich energy bars and powders.
By bringing you the natural vitality of these powerful ingredients, Aduna creates sustainable livelihoods for small-scale producers by creating a global demand for under-used natural products sourced from rural small-holders. Their mission is to #makebaobabfamous.
While I had heard of Baobab previously I was unsure as to exactly what it was or where it derived from.
The accompanying flyer explained that, ‘Aduna’s Baobab is a 100% organic, nutrient dense raw fruit that dries naturally on the branch. Native to Africa, Baobab trees are community-owned and wild harvested. Aduna works in partnership with women producers to ensure every purchase makes a direct contribution.’
Intrigued and excited to try these incredible flavours I started with the Pineapple and Almond Superfruit Energy Bar which is rich in Vitamin C, contributing to boosting your energy levels, immune system and skin health. The bar had a soft and raw texture with a deliciously sweet and fruity flavour, perfect for a healthy midday pick-me-up or post work-out energy boost.
I sprinkled a teaspoon of the Baobab Superfood Powder on top of my porridge. Its texture reminded me of a thick sherbet. Its fresh and citrusy taste added a tangy kick to my breakfast with added health benefits of fibre and Vitamin C.
Ever since I realised that you can also drink the Superfruit Powder as a delicious tea (in hot water with a squeeze of lemon) I’ve been drinking it daily over the last three days. As a result I feel so much more focused, awake and alert.
Baobab is definitely going to form part of my regular diet. It’s delicious, refreshing and genuinely gives you a much needed energy boost, plus it’s so easy and versatile to consume in food or as a drink.