The following is a true story, names have not been changed to protect the ecstatic!
I was reading the Donna Gates Body Ecology book the other day and it was talking about things to eat to combat candida (I need to talk to you about this book very soon). If you haven’t already read the book it recommends cutting out all sweet fruits with the exception of lemons, limes, cranberries and blackcurrants. So I thought to myself, where the hell am I going to find blackcurrants in Glasgow? The last time I had blackcurrants was in a carton of Ribena about ten years ago! I don’t think I’ve even seen a real-life blackcurrant since I was a little girl! Raw Living to the rescue (I swear I manifested this) with their magical blackcurrant powder!
Black currants are rich in many phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals
In particular, they are renowned for their high content in Vitamin C, Omega-6 and potassium. They have twice the potassium of bananas, four times the vitamin C of oranges, and twice the antioxidants of blueberries!
The powder itself is very concentrated in flavour so you only need a little bit. I decided to make a blackcurrant chia pudding, which I’m calling Ri-chia. You can also add it to smoothies, cakes and chocolates for a fruity punch, it does pack a real KaPow!
Soak 2 TBSP of chia in 1 cup of pure water overnight, the next morning add:
1 TBSP Blackcurrant Powder
1 TBSP Lucuma
1 TBSP coconut nectar
Add more water if you want to make a runnier pudding! Top with goji berries or blueberries for even more anti-oxidants! How many anti-oxidants can you handle? 🙂
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/