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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: LINGONBERRY POWDER FROM FINNBERRY

Last week I introduced my new ‘Product of the Week’ element to The Nutritionista which goes in the review section of my blog. Last week I shared the love for Adunas Moringa powder and the recipe I created using their fantastic products. So its time for my next product of the week and this week its Finnberrys Lingonberry powder. Finnberry are a very young Finnish brand that are about to launch in the UK with their range of Superberrys. Now I am a fan of using superfood berry powders in my smoothies, I mean I just love acai bowls….who doesn’t right? So when Finberry approached me about their new range of products I was keen to try them and see what all the fuss was about. The Lingonberry especially has been getting some good press about its fat burning qualities so I thought I would give it a go in one of my recipes.

So here is an overview of what a Lingonberry is. Lingonberry is a tangy, wild super berry that has been said too help counter the effects of a high-fat diet – they have been said too reduce blood sugar levels and contain polyphenols for fat burning. They’re also packed with vitamins providing exceptional amounts of vitamins E and K, iron, copper, manganese and dietary fibre. Similar to cranberries they help to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, particularly in women. It is well known in the Nordic countries and recommended for patients with diabetes, blood pressure challenges and inflammatory concerns.

So now we know why it is meant to be good for us, so now what about what it tastes like? I mentioned earlier that it was tangy, and it was indeed the powder was a rich pinky red colour and added a sharp tang to my smoothie bowl which was a pleasant surprise. The powder was packed full of flavour and I loved the way it made my smoothie taste. Not too sweet with a real punch of flavour. See my recipe here.

SUPERBERRY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Now it may be cold and dreary outside, but that doesn’t mean our food has to be right? Yes that’s exactly what I thought, so I created this wonderfully vibrant smoothie bowl for breakfast. Its thick and creamy and packs a powerful punch thanks to the superberry powder I added in the form of Lingonberry powder (see my product review here) I then topped it with pomegranate seeds, blueberries and bee pollen which when mixed together made for the tastiest super berry smoothie. Here is the recipe;

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of yoghurt – I use coyo, but Greek yoghurt works just as well
  • 1 tsp of superfood berry powder- I used Lingonberry powder for this bowl 🙂
  • 1 banana
  • 2 handful of berries- strawberries and raspberries
  • A splash of coconut water
  • 1or 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 avocado- great for glowing skin
  • Toppings- I used blueberries, pomegranate seeds and bee pollen for an added superfood nutritional hit!

Instructions

  • Simply blend all ingredients apart from the toppings
  • Once a think creamy mixture has formed top the bowl how you like
  • Then stir and enjoy x

MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE BREAKFAST BOWL

I love smoothie bowls, in fact I am slightly obsessed with them. They are my weekend treat breakfasts and I look forward to them all week (yes I’m sad I know) If you follow my Instagramthen you will see many a smoothie bowl picture! Now this recipe is one of my favourite, jam packed with berries makes this delicious creamy smoothie your perfect wake me up! The optional added Maca gives it some great added flavour and an extra superfood punch x

Ingredients- Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup full of raspberries
  • 1 cup full of blueberries
  • 1 cup full of strawberries
  • 1 handful of blackberries
  • 3 tbsp of yoghurt (coyo yoghurt is my favourite)
  • 1 tbsp of almond milk (optional)
  • A few big handfuls of spinach
  • 1 spoonful of Maca powder

Toppings- depending on preference

  • Blueberries
  • Goji Berries
  • Desiccated or shredded coconut
  • Gluten free/ homemade granola
  • Anything else you fancy 🙂

Instructions

  • Blend all the smoothie ingredients together until a thick creamy texture is formed
    Then decorate the top as you please
    Enjoy x