In case you’ve read the “Little Prince” story as child and remember the pictures from the book, you might already be familiar with baobab, the mythical “upside down” tree originating from South Africa. Baobab, also called the “Tree of Life” produces a fruit that contains more calcium than milk, more iron than meat, more potassium than banana, more magnesium than spinach and three times more vitamin C than oranges…so no wonder why it’s been predicted the “superfood of 2015”. In addition to the impressive nutritional content, baobab is a superfood that actually tastes really good: zingy/citrusy/fruity -ish or so.
To be honest, I have started experimenting with baobab only quite recently. Of course, I’ve seen baobab powder in health food stores and elsewhere previously, but didn’t really take interest in it before now because I wasn’t sure what to combine it with. Now that I finally have some of the powder in my kitchen, though, it seems pretty easy to find plenty of use for this superfruit; the latest experiment being adding it into overnight oats with some quinoa, banana, cacao and oat milk…
Cacao baobab overnight oats w/ quinoa
What you will need:
1/2dl quinoa flakes
1/2dl oat flakes (rolled oats)
2dl oat milk
1/2 banana (leave the other half for toppings)
1tbsp ground flaxseeds
1/2tbsp raw cacao
1tsp baobab (I use Organic Burst)
Preferred toppings: coconut, berries, berry puree, banana “ice cream”, dried berries
How to do it?
- Mix together all your dry ingredients in a glass jar.
- Mash in the banana with a fork and then add the liquid. Again, mix well.
- Refrigerate overnight and in the morning, just stir once more and then add your favourite toppings. Enjoy!