Having heard and read a lot about it, recently purchased a packet of raw Lucuma Powder. A native fruit of south America, it is known as the ‘Gold of the Incas’. It is also known as the ‘Maple syrup fruit’ because amazingly, that is what it tastes like. Sweet, malty caramel flavour…almost butterscotch.
Added to that it is spectacularly high in useful nutrients…having high levels of carotine, vitamin B12 and other B vitamins, is gluten-free and a source of antioxidants.
I first heard of it as ‘the mostly popular icecream flavouring in south America’, and that had me intrigued enough, but since buying it I have added it to almost everything (cake mixture, homemade chocolate, homemade nutella) and have not been disappointed!!
Today I have used it simply to flavour some yoghurt and a smoothie.
If you can, I’d recommend you get some and try it!
Banana, Vanilla and Lucuma Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 300mls almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbs Lucuma Powder
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- Blend together all the ingredients except the chia seeds until smooth
- Stir in the chia seeds
- Add a straw, and enjoy!
Lucuma Flavoured Yoghurt with Raw Agave Nectar and Pomegranate arils (seeds)
- 200ms natural probiotic yoghurt
- 1 tbs Lucuma Powder
- 2 tbs Pomegranate arils
- 1 tbs Raw Agave Nectar
- Stir together the yoghurt and lucuma powder until combined
- Serve, with a drizzle of agave nectar and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds