Baobab Uses in the Kitchen and Recipes
Baobab tree fruit and food (sometimes misspelt as baobob) are not only used for its health benefits in healing but the african baobab fruit can be prepared and taken as food in the kitchen.
The nutritional value of baobab fruit is not known to many but in UK for example, it is used as additive in smoothies and also used in desserts since baobab fruits taste good and it has many health benefits
If you want to complement your diet, you can learn how to make baobab fruit juice drinks. In Africa, the juice is drank more in Senegal and Gambia as traditional drink and it’s the fav of many in hotels
You may not be able to buy the african baobab fruits online and not so common in some local market too, like Nigeria but its products are available in the market and on online stores; especially baobab powder.
While preparing baobab fruit drinks, you can add a taste of creativity. However, it should be noted that, the Baobab powder is added to your food only after the food has been cooled in order not to lose the essential food nutrients to heat and for the body to be supplied with a variety of vital nutrients.
Due to the sweet tart flavor of baobab, it is usually added to salad dressings and can be made without vinegar. For the following baobab fruit drink and smoothie recipes, this is our take on its preparations
Baobab Banana, Powder and Mango Smoothie Recipe
- 1 mango fruit
- 2 medium-sized banana fruit
- 200 ml almond, Coconut milk or rice
- 300 grams of pineapple
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of Baobab powder
- You can add Ginger or cinnamon if you wish
Put all these ingredients in your blender and grind it well. You can now add either you cinnamon or ginger if you just wish to spice it further and you may not add it as it’s not necessary. After that, you can sieve it, pour it into a jug and keep in refrigerator, which you can now enjoy later.
Making Ginger Soup with Baobab
- 1 liter of water
- About 50 grams of ginger
- 1 small fresh onion
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of Baobab fruit powder
- 1 to 2 handfuls of fresh vegetables
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of vegetable stock
- Soup 1 bunch Greens
- Need 1 small garlic clove
Pour all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook for a reasonable period of time until the vegetables become edible. You can now mash the soup, if a smooth consistency is your priority. Great, this soup tastes delicious and makes it a good summer drink.
How to make Salad dressing with Baobab
- 3 TBSP of cold pressed olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of water
- 2 to 3 TBSP of Baobab superfruit powder
- 1 small onion
- Salt and pepper
- Herbs as needed
Pour all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well and season it to your taste with salt and pepper. If you care, even herbs can be added to it. Enjoy!
How to make Cassobama porridge for breakfast
Ingredients required per 50 grams
- Sorghum flour
- Cassava flour
- Corn flour
- 100 grams of millet flour
- 2 to 3 TBSP of Baobab fruit powder
- Sugar, Agave syrup or honey are optional
Add all types of the flour in a large bowl and add 5 cups of water into it and mix very well with spatula. Add 2 litres of water in a large pot, set on fire and boil. Add the mixture in a saucepan and stir very well.
Now, you should cook everything altogether for about 20 to 25 minutes and add your honey, sugar or Agave syrup to it. Serve while it’s hot and enjoy. Also, you can enjoy it even when it’s cold as the porridge even tastes good.
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