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Review and Giveaway : Pandavita’s Baobab powder!

Hey guys,

Today am super excited to review a superfood which most of you might not have heard about – Baobab Powder!. Pandavita, a UK based brand, sells 100% natural, 100% organic Baobab powder that’s produced in Ghana, Africa & packed in the UK.

Baobab

What is Baobab?

Baobab (Bay-Oh-Bab) is an exotic fruit, grown on magnificent trees in Africa. It is the only fruit in the world that naturally dries inside its shell and this is because of the hot weather. Pandavita removes the sweet-tasting, dried fruit powder and pack it into kraft-paper pouches. Their baobab fruit powder is 100% organic and free from nasties like sugar, preservatives and additives. It is just a pure, raw superfruit.

Baobab fruit

Baobab fruit

Baobab tree is also known as the upside down tree, the monkey bread tree or the tree of life. They look other worldly. Pretty breathtaking, don’t you think?..

Baobab tree

Benefits of Baobab

Overall studies have shown that baobab has:

●10 times the antioxidant level of oranges and 6 x more antioxidants than cranberries, blueberries and blackberries.

● Up to 6 times more Vitamin C than oranges.

● 4 times more potassium than a banana.

● 2 times more calcium than milk.

● More iron than spinach.

It also contains zinc, manganese, essential fatty acids, phosphorus, protein and vitamin B complexes.

To read more about the benefits of Baobab, click here.

No wonder it’s a superfood!. Just imagine the benefits of including Baobab powder into your daily diet.

How to add Baobab in your diet

To try it for yourself, use 5-10g (1-2 teaspoons) of this fruit powder in water, a fruit juice or a smoothie; or you can sprinkle it onto cereal or yoghurt.

Smoothie

Baobab & Carrot Smoothie Bowl

raw fudge

Raw Cacao, Baobab & Almond Butter Fudge Bites

Check out Pandavita’s super informative & beautiful baobab recipes that allows you to get creative and gives you ideas on how to incorporate it into foods.The health benefits (such as a positive mood shift, increased energy, better digestion, glowing skin & much more) that you will get from using this vegan-friendly, sugar-free and dairy-free baobab powder are enormous.

My experience with Baobab powder

This fine, cream colored, raw fruit powder is a treat to the taste buds. It has a tart, citrusy taste. It has a full bodied, complex flavor that leaves you with a filling sensation. I first tried the powder on it’s own to understand it’s taste.

Baobab powder

Then, I tried it as a drink. When mixing with water, add a little water to the powder to create a paste, then gradually add more water while stirring. It’s a lovely drink with a citrusy taste. I tried with 2 tsps in a glass of water as suggested on the pack that the powder came in. But had to increase the number of tsps to get the right taste.

The Baobab powder comes in a resealable, recyclable environment friendly & cute Kraft paper pouch. Just love it!. 5% of every purchase on Pandavita goes to charity, which is great. I highly recommend you try this because it is so delicious and will enhance the flavour of anything that you are having, that has a fruity taste to begin with. Not to mention all the wonderful benefits it comes loaded with. Also, this product is gluten free, vegan friendly, paleo friendly, non GMO, dairy free & sugar free.

To buy, click here. It’s available in 50 gms, 100 gms & 250 gms packs. You can get 10% off by using the discount code 10OFF.

Reading about all of it’s benefits, being the skincare crazed person that I am, I couldn’t help but wonder whether it’s available as a skincare product. Guess what I found online?. Aura Cacia’s organic Baobab oil!. That’s on my wish list now 🙂

Also, did you notice Pandavita’s logo?. It’s so adorable and cute. They chose their name based on the fact that Pandas are adorable and seem so happy and ‘vita’ in Italian means ‘happy life’. It’s all about achieving a happy, healthy life ♥.

Giveaway

The amazingly friendly Director of Pandavita, Kieran, is sponsoring a pack of Baobab powder (containing a generous 50 gms) to one of my awesome followers. It is open worldwide and can be entered using the Rafflecopter form below. Please enter only if you have a postal address. Giveaway ends on Mar 21st, 2017 and winner will be announced by Mar 24th. Good luck!.

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Note: This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest & my own. All images on this page belong to Pandavita, unless otherwise specified.

Valentine’s Day Gift Shopping Ideas!

Hey lovely people,

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Trust me, no one likes a last minute trashy gift. I have done ‘Gift Ideas’ post for this occasion before too, with ideas about products from various different stores. However, this time I am basing all ideas on my favorite online shopping site, iHerb, which is an amazing US based site that offers world’s best value plus also ships worldwide ultra fast via DHL (Other shipping methods available too).

This gift guide is mostly a ‘For Her’ guide with just 3 suggestions ‘For Him’. I have categorized the gift ideas to make it easy to browse/read. Give something thoughtful to your loved one, instead of just some flowers or a cuddly toy!. These are just a few examples. There are tonnes more on the site.

1] For the makeup addict

Brush sets are a great gift to give to someone who loves makeup. Here are 3 that caught my eye :

Valentines

♡ Real Techniques has introduced a Limited Edition Deluxe Gift Set with 5 brushes and a gorgeous clutch, recently. Actually priced at $30 (AED 110.19), iHerb is offering it for a special price of $18.99 (AED 69.75) for a limited time!

♡ EcoTools, which is an environment friendly brand, quite recently brought out a pretty 4 piece brush set called ‘Beautiful Complexion Brush Set’. Gift tag, ribbon & gift box are included which makes this a perfect & simple gift. Price – $11.99 (AED 44.04), which is also a limited time special price offered by iHerb. Actual price is $20 (AED 73.46).

♡ Bdellium Tools is such a popular brand. Make someone’s day by gifting them Bdellium Tools’ Yellow Bambu 15 piece Complete Brush Set!. This set is 100% crueltyfree and comes with a roll up pouch that is 100% Linen. Price – $99 (AED 363.60).

2] For those who are into meditation & relaxation

Some really keep some time apart for meditation send also there are some who are too tensed in life. The following gift ideas are for them :

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♡ A Now Foods Essential oils kit called ‘Let There be Peace & Quiet’, which contains 4 bottles of relaxing essential oils. The name itself says it all :). Price – $22.99 (AED 84.44).

♡ Another Now Foods product, this is their very popular Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser. Price – $43.59 (AED 160.10).

♡ This is for those with tensions.. A Sleep Balm by Badger Company. This doesn’t make you sleepy, instead it just helps quiet your thoughts & clear your mind. Price – $5.39 (AED 19.80).

3] For Skincare lovers (like me!)

People like that are always on the lookout for new products & brands. For such people, trial kits that introduce an entire brand to them are great gift ideas. Here are some suggestions :

Skincare

♡ A 9 piece Deluxe Travel Kit by Devita. It contains all the basics and is vegan and gluten safe. Price – $31.31 (AED 114.99).

♡ A great intro kit for combo to oily skin, this is Suki Inc’s 6 piece set for Radiance & Clarity . Price – $33.55 (AED 123.23).

♡ Argan oil is a wonderful & multi purpose product. I personally love Acure Organics’ Argan oil. This Trio Argan oil set comes with variants such as Rose, Coconut & Citrus Ginger. Price – $21.25 (AED 78.05).

4] For those who love cooking

Gourmet

♡ For a gourmet garlic experience, try Garlic Gold’s 6 piece Organic Nuggets gift box. Price – $29.45 (AED 108.17).

♡ If making icing and decorating it is someone’s hobby, gift them India Tree Gourmet Spices & Specialties’ 3 piece Nature’s Colors Decorating set, created with vegetable colorants. Price – $16.80 (AED 61.71).

♡ If outdoor cooking and barbecue is someone’s love, gift them this pretty 3 tin variety pack of Gourmet BBQ Grilling Salts by Gustus Vitae. These are crafted by artisans in small batches. Price – $24 (AED 88.15).

5] For the fitness freak

Don’t we all have atleast one friend who is a fitness freak?. Lol!. These gift ideas are for them :

Fitness

♡ The Ultimate weight loss 5 part program by FitMiss. This brand, completely dedicated to women’s sports products, believes that ‘Strong is the new Sexy’!. Price – $89.99 (AED 330.53).

♡ A Hi-Protein Meal Replacement Shake, Lean Body for Her is a unique meal replacement powder formulated specifically for women’s nutritional needs. It comes in chocolate icecream flavor!. Price : $49.22 (AED 180.78).

♡ Perfect to enhance performance & recovery potential, this is USN’s B4-Burn Exhilarating Pre-Workout formula . Price : $18.19 (AED 66.81), which is iHerb’s special price. Actual price is $42.99 (AED 157.90).

6] For the vegan friend

Veganism is more accepted now than ever before. There are so many who follow this lifestyle. That’s why I decided to do this category:

Vegan

♡ Rawmio’s 6 piece raw chocolate gift box will melt anyone’s heart. Price – $23.52 (AED 86.39).

♡ Artisana’s Organic Raw Coconut Cacao Bliss nut butter makes it easy to combine great taste and great nutrition too. This one is on my personal wish list too on the site :). It sounds like a super yum spread. Price – $9.99 (AED 36.69).

♡ Probar’s Superfood Slam Raw Meal bars are lovely snacks that could be gifted. It’s dairy free too. Price – $32.66 (AED 119.97).

7] For Him

Valentine’s Day is not just about the ladies. Men should be gifted too. Here are some simple gift ideas :

Gift for men

♡ For one who likes to take care of his skin, Billy Jealousy’s Assassin Intensive Face Moisturizer is a great choice. It has some really nice ingredients in it such as Avocado oil, Walnut seed extract etc. Price – $30 (AED 110.19).

♡ For one who sports a beard proudly, this Badger Company’s 3 piece Beard Grooming Kit would make a good gift. The kit contains a beard balm, a beard oil (both of which are organic) and a handcrafted cherry wood beard comb. Price – $30.59 (AED 112.36).

♡ For one who is into fitness and body training, Dymatize Nutrition’s 100% Whey Protein Isolate in Gourmet Chocolate flavor, is a thoughtful gift. Free of gluten and lactose, it contains only the purest proteins. Price – $54.88 (AED 201.58).

Thus we come to the end of this gift guide. Hope you liked it. Sometimes even a kiss would suffice but gifts are always special. Just make sure it’s thoughtful. Have a lovely Valentine’s day with your loved one ♥.

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Naz ♥