Like many other people I just started hearing about superfoods a couple years ago. It was as if suddenly everybody was talking about these rich and nutritious food that nobody knew about before. Chia seeds? Goji berries? Maca? Spirulina? Flax Seeds? They all became my best friends when I started making smoothies for breakfast last year and that’s also how I had my first contact with the products from Iswari, “The Home of Organic Superfoods”.
Recently Iswari Ireland contacted me to review their products and I couldn’t be happier. Of course my first thought was about all the smoothies I could make using their products but I also wanted to do something different, giving their superfoods a new – or a bit different – use. The box I received had products I was already familiar with, like the Hemp Protein, and others that were new to me, like their Buddha’s Awaking line. I had the excuse of Pancake Tuesday to come up with an unique recipe and did a tropical chia jar as I was missing some flavours from Brazil these days.
I have to confess I didn’t use them separate. I was like a child wanting to try it all and from the first smoothie I did a mix of many packages. Their products are very easy to use, you just need to mix them with hot or cold water basically. I used my very basic blender for the smoothies and also for the two exclusive recipes I’ve developed using them so you don’t need anything fancy.
Iswari products are minimally processed, raw and organic where possible and developed to nourish our body. Being superfood, they are very nutritious and all products have nutritional information very clearly labeled. My favourite items were the breakfast mixes from the above mentioned Buddha’s Awaking range and if I had to pick up just one I would choose Maca &Vanilla mix. I also loved the Fruits of Love package and topped everything with them till it was gone! My least favourite products were the raw chocolates but that’s only because I am not a fan of raw chocolate at all. It doesn’t mean I couldn’t see the quality and good taste on them!
I highly recommend Iswari products as part of our daily diet. Their products are not cheap but it’s an investment in your health and nutrition. Even if you can afford just one or two products per month, it’s worth it!
And because we loved Iswari products so much we are giving away a box of their products worth €40 for one lucky reader based in Ireland or UK! Join the GIVEAWAY below the exclusive recipe and good lucky!
TROPICAL CHIA PUDDING
Bottom layer – Papaya Pudding
1/2 chopped (to add in the bottom, before the pudding)
1 cup orange juice
3 tsp Chia seeds
3 tsp Maca & Vanilla Buddha’s Awaking mix
2 tsp Baobab Powder Organic
Top layer – Acai Cream
200 mL water
1 package Buddah’s Awaking Acai, Banana & Strawberry mix
4 tsp Acai Powder Organic
2 tsp guarana syrup (or agave if you’re not Brazilian or can’t get guarana syrup where you are)
2 tsp Maca & Vanilla Buddha’s Awaking mix (optional)
Fruits of Love to top
Add the chopped papaya to your jar. For the papaya pudding mix all ingredients together, leaving chia seeds for last. Add the mix to the jar and leave it in the fridge overnight to get the pudding texture. To make the acai cream mix together all ingredients. The guarana syrup gives the cream a very sweet taste and that’s how we make acai cream in Brazil but you can use agave or even date syrup. I added the Maca & Vanilla mix in the end to get a ticker texture but if you want you can leave it out. Add the cream on top of the chia pudding and take the jar back to the friend for another hour or two. Top with Fruits of Love and enjoy it!