Happy Friday luvs!
The lovely people over at Navitas Naturals sent us, awhile ago (that we are just now getting to post about it), a package full of two of our favorite things plus a new product.
And Navitas Naturals is one of our favorite places to get ingredients.
If you have been following our blog for awhile you would have noticed we like to use fun and unique ingredients. If you have ever wondered what are good substitutions you are in luck because we have shared our thoughts on using special ingredients and substitutions before.
Our top favorite way to enjoy lucuma is ice cream!
What is lucuma?
a sweet and edible fruit of the Lucuma tree – resembling a persimmon in appearance, and has naturally occurring beta-carotene, niacin, and iron. For more info check out Navitas Natural Lucuma.
What does it taste like?
Lucuma powder does have an unique and distinctive sweet fragrance with a slight maple-like taste. We honestly love the flavor! If you are new to lucuma it may take some getting used to the flavor, but maybe not. It is used a lot in ice creams because it really does help provide sweetness and creaminess all in one. One reason we love it.
How to use it?
Since it is a powder, lucuma can be used in so many types of recipes – smoothies, pies, creams, pastries.
Here are some of our favorite lucuma recipes:
As you see lucuma can be used in raw and cooked recipes.
So many things you can do with this wonderful product!! We love it. We have also used it drinks like our coconut kefir.
And another box of goodies arrived in the mail.
Farmhouse culture contacted us asking if we would review their kraut…yes! As we have been enjoying Zukay’s fermented products, we just cannot get enough of cultured foods!! So we are excited to give these a try!
Twins Question: Do you like to use unique/alternative/different ingredients or flavors in your recipes? If you do use lucuma what is your favorite way to enjoy it? For those of you who do not use lucuma, would you ever be interested in trying it?
we are off to run some errands, maybe a little more dress shopping, and shipping out orders (which Twin Cakes Bakery is offering a 18% July special sale till Sunday, coupon code: summersnacks, plus each order will receive FREE samples of our NEW carrot cake and cocoa with espresso sea salt coconut bites) *sale is for orders over $45. Now is a great time to share healthy gluten-free living snacks with friends and family!
Till next time,