Sunday, August 21, 2016

Why To add Lucuma Powder to Morning Smoothie?


I have pretty similar type of smoothie every morning. I use lots of berries and fruit depending on the season and what's available in the market place near my home. 

There are some ingredients that I always use no matter which berries or fruit I add. Those are chia seeds, ginger, cinnamon & turmeric powder and also lucuma powder. 

I use lucuma because it gives a sweet taste, although it's not really needed as the main ingredients of my smoothies are pretty sweet, but it's packed with potassium, iron and zinc as well. Lucuma is a natural sweetener. The fruit itself comes from Peru and it's dried at a low temperature into a nutritious orange-colour powder.


My berry smoothie
  • 2 cups of blackberries
  • 1 banana
  • a bite of fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbs od lucuma powder
  • coconut milk
  • some raspberries for garnish



  






How about blueberry smoothie? Or with red currants



36 comments:

  1. Lovely healthy, delicious way to start the day and get ginger, turmeric and cinnamon into your diet. Double bonus!

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    1. Delicious & healthy - perfect combo :)

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  2. I think this is the first time I've heard of Lacuma powder. I like trying out different smoothie recipes and I don't really mind trying this one out!

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    1. Good idea! Go ahead and give it a try - I bet you'll like it:)

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  3. I like to make smoothies from time to time, at the office, as a meal replacement. They are always healthy and provide enough vitamins to give you energy and get you going. I didn't hear about lucuma before. I'll go to Peru soon so I'll try and find the real fruit :)

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    1. It would be great to see that fruit in real!

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  4. The smoothie looks delicious. I love fruit smoothies and would love to try this one.

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  5. This is a great way to make a healthy start to your day with the introduction of a delicious and immune boosting smoothie!

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    1. I like to start my day in a healthy way because I know I will easily continue with not so healthy stuff during the day.

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  6. I try to add smoothie to my morning breakfast, it's healthy and delicious at the same time. This is the first time I hear about Lucuma, will check about it later.

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    1. Smoothies are great as you can add so many different ingredients in them and try new things.

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  7. Your berry smoothie sounds really good. I haven't tried lucuma before. I like all of the benefits it has.

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    1. Lucuma is great as it doesn't change the real taste of the berries.

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  8. Your smoothies are so healthy, you always make me screenshot the recipe! Mt breakfast is usually oatmeal with one frutie - I make it myself, I am not a fan of processwed food. Although, I often buy oatmeal in a bag or cup whem I travel. It's better than a cheezeburger!

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    1. Much better thab a cheeseburger :D I usually make an extra portion of smoothie so there's one ready for next morning as well.

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  9. It's the first time I've heard of lucuma powder. It's definitely something I would look into further!

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    1. I didn't know anythign about lucuma before heard about it in a health food store just a while ago.

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  10. I have just been given a blender for my Birthday and am looking forward to trying smoothies, your above recipe is definitely on my list! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome! Blender is household must :D Cannot live without it!

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  11. I haven't heard of this particular sweetener, as normally I avoid the extra sugar intake.

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    1. This is no sugar - well, fruit sugar, I guess. You are so great with your diet!

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  12. I am not familiar with Lacuma powder, but I do love smoothies and it's awesome to know that there are many other ingredients that you can add to make it more interesting! I'd love to try this recipe!

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    1. Please, try this! I'm sure you will like it! Lucuma is not a must, but if you have it it's so easy to add for smoothies.

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  13. I am not familiar with Lacuna powder.would love to try to some time! Th smoothie looks delicious !

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    1. Thanks! Lucuma was totally new for me until just receantly.

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  14. Omg, this is a great and healthy idea!! I love that recipe and the idea of sharing it with us!!

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    1. Thank you! It's healthy and tastes so good :)

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  15. What a delicious and easy morning smoothie! I have never heard of Lacuma powder and will definitely be checking it out!

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    1. Check it out! It's so good for its health benefits.

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  16. I've already heard of all the ingredients you've mentioned and its health benefits before except for Lucuma. You mentioned that it's naturally sweet. Can you provide more information on how it tastes like? How I wish we'll have an access to Lucuma powder. -Me-An Clemente of http://yogoandcream.com

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    1. Great! It has that sort of water melon sweet taste.

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  17. What a great idea! I definitely need to try this recipe out, always looking for new smoothie recipes.

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    1. Happy if you decide to try this one:)

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