This simple baobab smoothie is packed with nutrients from baobab, kefir, collagen, and beet crystals. Baobab is one of the most powerful and interesting superfoods out there and you won't want to miss out on all the amazing health benefits of this spectacular fruit that God has given us.
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This is an easy smoothie that packs a punch of nutrition!
The rich pink tones come from a combination of the baobab and the beet crystals. Beet crystals are completely optional in this recipe, they do have some health benefits, but they primarily serve to add a bit of color to this drink.
The reason behind this baobab smoothie being called 'smooth' is that kefir is usually a thicker drink. When you combine it with almond milk and water, you get a very creamy and deliciously smooth, and velvety drink that boosts the immune system and tantalizes the taste buds!
What are the benefits of baobab?
There are many benefits of baobab, it is a superfood like none other than I have researched. My research is a bottomless pit. Just when I think I have read all there is to know about baobab, I find out that there is something I didn't know. Some of the top benefits include
- Helps to balance blood sugar levels.
- Filled with many minerals and vitamins.
- Promotes feelings of fullness which can help with weight loss.
- Has both vitamin C and Iron. Both are needed to absorb the other.
- More antioxidants than any other superfood in the world.
- High fiber content may help digestion.
- Plain kefir
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Cold water
- Baobab powder
- Gentle Sweet
- Beet crystals (optional)
See the recipe card for quantities.
Add all ingredients together in a 1-quart mason jar.
Using an immersion blender, blend together well. Drink immediately.
Notes: It can be refrigerated, but the ingredients will separate. Use a whisk to blend back together if needed.
Hint - Using an immersion blender makes cleanup a breeze.
You sure could use a blender for this recipe and I would recommend one if you are doubling or tripling the recipe. When I am just making this as a quick pick-me-up or as a morning smoothie for me and my boys, I prefer to make it in a mason jar and use my immersion blender.
- Mason jar (make sure it's wide-mouth to accommodate the immersion blender)
- Immersion blender
- Measuring cups and spoons
Is Baobab a Superfood?
Baobab continues to prove to be one of the most impressive superfoods on the planet. It has 5x the amount of fiber as oatmeal! That is impressive stuff. But not only that it, but also has more iron the spinach. It is the king of superfoods with more antioxidants than any other plant in the world. It is a long-lasting superfood, which means that it is slow to progress in your system. This is good because it gives you long-lasting benefits.
What are the side effects of baobab?
Because baobab is so high in so many nutrients, it can be an adjustment for your digestive system. I recommend starting with only a couple of teaspoons of baobab to see how your system reacts and then slowly increasing it as time goes on.
This baobab chia pudding can be a good recipe to start with since per serving (only start with ¼ of the recipe for a serving) it has a smaller amount of baobab. An even small amount of baobab would be my popular baobab blast 'jello' squares.
Does Baobab Boost Your Immune System?
Yes! Baobab completely boosts your immune system. It has high levels of both iron and vitamin C. This is important because it takes both for you to absorb the other. Your body needs iron to absorb vitamin C, and your body needs vitamin C to absorb iron. I've said it before and I'll say it again, God has made some amazing plants for our wellness and health!
Baobab also has high levels of magnesium and potassium, which can be important when you are battling an illness or trying to boost your immune system.
If you would like to learn more about baobab, I recommend watching the Trim Healthy Mama superfood spotlight or reading more on their product page. You can also check out this Health Line article, which supports the facts in this post as well.
What is Baobab Juice?
There are many distinct types of baobab juice or baobab drinks. The following baobab drink is a bit heavier because it uses Kefir which adds a bit of ferment to the drink. Other types of baobab drinks include Trim Healthy Mama's Baobab Boost drink, which is an amazingly simple baobab drink recipe. It is the recipe I used when I started using baobab for my everyday health.
- 1 cup plain keifir
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 tbsp baobab powder
- 1 tbsp collagen
- 1 tbsp stevia mix
- ½ tsp beet crystals (optional)
- Add all ingredients together in a 1-quart mason jar.
- Using an immersion blender, blend together well.
- Drink immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g
Online nutritional calculators are estimates only. Please use your best judgement when consuming.