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The Wonder that is Lucuma Powder

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Lucuma Powder


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!!

Lucuma Flavoured Yoghurt with Raw Agave Nectar and Pomegranate arils (seeds)

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!

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Banana, Vanilla and Lucuma Smoothie

Banana, Vanilla and Lucuma Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 300mls almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbs Lucuma Powder
  • 1 tbs chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Blend together all the ingredients except the chia seeds until smooth
  2. Stir in the chia seeds
  3. Add a straw, and enjoy!

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Lucuma Flavoured Yoghurt with Raw Agave Nectar and Pomegranate arils (seeds)

Ingredients:

  • 200ms natural probiotic yoghurt
  • 1 tbs Lucuma Powder
  • 2 tbs Pomegranate arils
  • 1 tbs Raw Agave Nectar

Directions:

  1. Stir together the yoghurt and lucuma powder until combined
  2. Serve, with a drizzle of agave nectar and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds

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7 comments on “The Wonder that is Lucuma Powder

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  3. This is brilliant! I know the fruit but Have never seen it in the US and didn’t know it came in powdered form. I believe it’s a low GI fruit as well though I can’t find the actual index anywhere.

  4. Reblogged this on DetoxMama and commented:
    I’m familiar with the fruit but didn’t know it came in powdered form or that you could get any incarnation of it in the US. I believe this is low GI as well but don’t quote me on that. Could this be something to add to the arsenal??

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