Lucuma is a tropical fruit native to the Andean Valleys of South America, and is a prominent ingredient in a local favourite dish: Lucuma Ice Cream. Sweet, creamy, low GI and diabetic-friendly, Lucuma is a wonderful alternative to white sugar. In terms on nutrition, Lucuma is packed full of beta-carotene – a nutrient known to aid glowing skin and eye health, in addition to being an anti-carcinogen! What’s more, Lucuma is packed with iron, calcium, and has been proven as an impressive anti-inflammatory.
Blend Lucuma Powder with cashews, coconut milk and vanilla to make a delicious healthy ice cream!
Maca is a root vegetable grown in the Andes Mountains, which works as a natural adaptogen. This means that it helps the body adapt to internal and external stressors that cause disruption to normal function. Thus, maca is often used medicinally to balance hormones; improving skin, energy, stamina, mood levels and PMS symptoms.Throughout Peru, Maca is well known as the secret ‘weapon’ Incan warriors took before heading to battle, providing them with stamina, endurance, and energy to help them win the war!
Blend Maca Powder with your choice of milk, Cacao Powder, banana and almond butter for a delicious nutty morning smoothie!
Chia Seeds, much like Maca and Lucuma, are native to South America. A total nutrient-powerhouse, they make a brilliant source of protein, calcium and essential fatty acids, nutrients hugely beneficial for vegetarians and vegans who struggle to get the required amounts from animal products. Not forgetting fibre, Chia Seeds have a huge 30% of your daily-recommended fibre intake in just 2 tablespoons! What’s more, the seeds expand in your stomach, forming a gel-like substance, thus keeping you fuller for longer.
Add Chia Seeds to your favourite yoghurt, with a dash of milk and any other superfoods. Store overnight in the fridge and in the morning top with fresh fruit. A delicious Chia Pudding!