This delicious, immunity boosting baobab juice is an easy at home recipe that can give your immune system extra support during cold and flu season.
This baobab based drink is so delectable your kids will be fighting you over it. And it is so easy that you will be able to make it every day.
This drink is inspired by the Singing Canary drink in the Trim Healthy Mama meal plan. I have taken and modified this drink to be absolutely out of this world delicious!
What are the benefits of Baobab Juice?
Baobab is an amazing immunity boosting food, especially crucial to consume during cold and flu season. We were hit hard with a virus this year, and every day that I drank this baobob juice I felt revived. Here are the benefits of Baobab:
- Rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, zinc and potassium
- The powder can contain up to 58% of your daily needed vitamin C
- Full of fiber and promotes digestive health
- Baobab balances blood sugar and promotes fullness
- Baobab powder reduces inflammation and can protect the heart from damage
- It also reduces oxidative damage to cells
If you are currently in the midst of cold and flu season, or recovering from a virus, you need this amazing superfood in your life!
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Health Benefits of Lemons For Colds and Viruses
Vitamin C rich lemons are known to be helpful in warding off colds. They contain over half of your daily needed vitamin C, and are also filled with antioxidants. Both of these nutrient boosts can potentially shorten the length and severity of a cold. I also find lemon to be invigorating and energizing to drink. It’s a much needed pick me up for moms who need a healthy energy source!
What does Baobab Fruit taste like?
Baobab has a citrus like, tart taste that pairs well with lemons. The powder is chalky, but mixes and dissolves very well into drinks. The baobab and lemon drink featured here reminds me of a creamsicle in taste!
Where to Buy Baobab Powder
While you can pick up Baobab Powder at health food stores, I tend to just order mine from amazon. For convenience, I buy this organic Baobab powder:
How Much Baobab Powder Per Day Can I Take?
One serving of baobab powder is one tablespoon. However, when sick I take 2-3 tablespoons a day for the added immune and detoxification support. Since baobab powder is made from the pulp of a fruit, I would incorporate it into your diet in a moderate way like you would a normal food. A couple of servings a day is great!
Ingredients for Immunity Booster Baobab + Lemon Juice
Do you remember those warm summer days enjoying mouth watering creamsicles as a child? This drink will let you re-live that summertime indulgence, without the added sugar and chemicals. To make this immunity boosting drink you will need:
- One Cup Ice
- Juice of 1-3 lemons
- Grapefruit flavored sparkling water (you can use any type of sparkling water, but grapefruit is my favorite to use in this drink)
- Baobob Powder
Tips For Making Baobab Juice And Lemon Immunity Boosting Drinks
This immunity boosting drink is really very simple and easy to make. However if the ingredients are mixed together too quickly you can end up with an explosion due to the carbonation!
Here are a few tips for explosion free mixing of your drink:
Use an extra large glass for mixing. I use a 24 oz mason jar and it works very well, with lots of room to contain any fizzing:
Combine your flavored water and ice first. Wait five minutes for all fizzing from the carbonation to stop. Then, add your baobab powder, lemon juice, and stevia.
At this point your container will only be half full. Mix your drink thoroughly with a straw. Fill to the top with water and enjoy!