Here are some of my most favorite ingredients that I use to prepare some of the recipes here on the blog. You may be able to find them in your local grocery store, health food store or even ethnic markets. The other option is to order them online which can save you the time of hunting for them in multiple stores around town.
I have personally used and cooked with these brands I am recommending for purchase.
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Cacao nibs are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, minerals including iron and magnesium. Minimally processed by gently crushing cacao beans. Use in smoothies and as a topping on yogurt, cereal and much more.
This powder comes from a fruit found in the Amazon and features a tart almost cherry-like flavor. An excellent source of vitamin C, one teaspoon has 10 times more of this nutrient than one orange. Use it smoothies, dressings, beverages and desserts.
A Peruvian root that provides energy and vitality. As an adaptogen it works to balance stress levels and boost resilience in the body. Mix it into smoothies, warm drinks, oatmeal and baked goods.
A source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Also, a source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds have many uses and create a gelatin-like consistency when added to liquid. Use them in smoothies, to make puddings and even combine with water to make an egg substitute. Sprinkle them on salads and add them to baked goods. The possibilities are endless.
Lucuma is a fruit native to Peru. This powder can be used in place of the fresh fruit which isn’t available outside Peru. Lucuma powder contains many nutrients including beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. It is naturally sweet, and has a low glycemic index and may be used as a natural sweetener in smoothies and desserts. The flavor and aroma is similar to maple syrup
Sweet and tart berry from Peru. These are perfect to sprinkle over yogurt or cereal or bake them into muffins and other quick breads. Packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber.