PandaVita, an ethical & organic superfood company, recently contacted me to see if I’d like to review their Organic Baobab fruit powder. I must admit, I didn’t even know what Baobab powder was at first, so as somebody who claims to be into health and fitness, I was a little embarrassed. However, being hailed as one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world, I felt intrigued and said I’d give it a go. Here’s what I think!
I was a little worried about how this Baobab powder would taste. Even though the company says that it tastes like sherbet, I was a little sceptical. I found myself pleasantly surprised. It isn’t too sweet, sour, or sickly. It’s a really mild citrussy flavour, and actually quite nice. It mixes well with water, and is a light orangey/yellow kind of colour. After drinking it I definitely feel more energised, and I dare say, happier! It’s great because it also contains fibre (which many of us don’t get enough of), vitamin C, and other health benefits that you can find on their website. They say it can even aid weight loss. Its paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and all that other good stuff too!
Of course you don’t just have to be boring and mix it with water like me. They have some amazing ideas and inspo on their Instagram page – @panda.vita. You can find smoothie bowls, porridge, and even cream cakes! You can also find yummy sounding recipes on their site. If you share your creation with them on social media, you could win a free 50g packet.
As this powder has so many health benefits and you can do so much with it, I’ll definitely be replacing my packet when I run out!
PureChimp kindly sent me a packet of their SuperTea Matcha Green tea to review. I love green tea and the benefits it offers, so let’s jump right in!
Matcha green tea has been used for thousands of years, starting out as something that monks drank to give them more energy and clarity. The great thing about Matcha is that you don’t get the same ‘jitteryness’ you can get with coffee. Too much coffee, and my heart’s pounding all over the place. I get irritable…it isn’t pretty. But this ‘Super Tea’ from PureChimp is amazing. I’m still having one or two cups of coffee in the morning, but then I switch to Matcha. Usually having about 2 cups a day, just so the packet lasts me a little longer. To mix it nicely, I put half a spoon in my cup as suggested and then pour a tiny amount of hot water in. I mix it up to get rid of lumps and make it smooth, then add the rest of the hot water while stirring. It’s bright green, and green is my favourite colour, so I quite like that. I can’t deny that I also feel like a bit of a health guru while I’m supping on it. It definitely gives me more energy without the downsides to coffee, so I love it! They say it’s equivalent to drinking 10 cups of green tea in one serving, so it gives your metabolism a boost too. Awesome! There’s a load of helpful info on their site if you want to know more. I’ve looked at Matcha from other brands in the past, and it’s much more expensive than PureChimp. I’ve paid around £15 for a sachet the same size as this before, and on their site it’s listed as £4.99. I know it lasts ages too. Although it’s cheaper, the taste and the quality seem the same to me. They say you can get low quality Matcha tea (I think it turns out a darker colour or something) but this doesn’t seem that way at all. I can assure you I’m not just saying this because they sent it me either – I really am a fan!
Overall I’m really impressed and I’d definitely buy it in the future. I’ve noticed on the website that they do different products, like natural skincare, so maybe I’ll try something else too. When I buy the Matcha again I’m gonna buy it in the glass jar. You get loads and it’s a brill price!