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Organic Baobab Powder: Chocolate Brownie Recipe & Review

Have you heard of Baobab Powder? No? You’re not alone, I hadn’t either.

It’s a “super food” from that originates from Ghana, a pod that grows and when open has white powdery fruit inside (Baobab Powder). Well it turns out this powder is super rich in a whole host of goodness. How did we not already know about this?!

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It includes:

  • 6 x Antioxidants of Blueberries
  • 6 x Vitamin C of Oranges
  • 6 x Potassium of Bananas
  • 50% of Fibre Per Serving
  • More Magnesium Than Coconut Water
  • Twice As Much Calcium as Milk

So this super food is sold online and across the world by a great company called Panda Vita!

It can be used in drinks, smoothies, baking and cooking, there’s loads of great recipes on their website.

I’ve made a favourite in our house which is Chocolate Brownies! I was going to make them low fat, but decided to keep all the fun and add the healthiness in by adding in some Baobab Powder.

The recipe is below, I have to say this super food is A-MAZ-ING! It tastes so good, it stretches so far, you don’t need to use much and it brings a sweet, yummy, yet subtle flavour, I didn’t think Chocolate Brownies could get any better, but this a new level of goodness.

Baobab Chocolate Brownie Recipe

To get your hands on this great Baobab powder get over to the Panda Vita website and order yours today! Here’s a code for 15% off your first order: YMB15

What are you waiting for!?

To find out more about Baobab Powder click here

To get straight to the shopping page click here

Why not check out Panda Vita’s social media pages too:

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Baobab Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Ingredients:

3 Tsp Baobab Powder

90g Soft Butter

2 Medium Eggs

90g Self Raising Flour

15g Cocoa Powder

¼ Tsp Baking Powder

100g Chocolate

150g Caster Sugar

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Heat the oven 180C/Gas Mark 4

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Step 1)

Whisk the Eggs and mix together in a bowl with the Caster Sugar

Step 2)

Melt the Chocolate and add into the mixing bowl

Step 3)

Sieve the the Self Raising Flour and mix into the bowl

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Step 4)

Add in Baking Powder and mix well

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Step 5)

Sieve in the Cocoa and mix

Step 6)

Mix in the Butter

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Step 7)

Most importantly add in the Baobab Powder

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Step 8)

Line a baking tin with tin foil and layer with Butter, pour in the contents of the mixing bowl

Step 9)

Pop in the oven for 35 minutes and enjoy when done!

To purchase some Baobab Powder of your own just take a look here: Panda Vita

Trust me! It makes the brownies taste so much better (I know like brownies could taste better?! But they do!) You NEED to try it! Buy some here today: Baobab Powder Shop

Here’s a code for 15% off your first order: YMB15

 

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Day 6: The 365 Day Activity Challenge

6th January 2017

Today is Food Friday, so we made homemade Bolognese from scratch with wholemeal pasta. I love getting the boys involved with cooking!

I didn’t get any pictures of the prep unfortunately but I’ll be sure to make it again next week and take more pictures, it turns out cooking with toddlers means you need both hands at all times, ha!

So we started with a 250g pack of Mince, I always personally feel there’s too much fat, so I brown it and drain the fat off.

We then wizzed up tinned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and tomato puree (it was very tomatoey!) I added in fresh garlic, onions, 1 beef oxo cube, a touch of salt & pepper and a smidgen of Mustard! Jack loved measuring out teaspoonfuls of each spice and food we added, Mikey preferred pressing the button on the food processor.

Once the the mince was browned, I added the sauce and let it heat on the stove for a while, when I dished them up, I added a little touch of ground up Almonds, I mushed them up with a pestle and mortar and Jack enjoyed helping me crush them.

Here’s the finished results:

The boys loved it! It’s amazing how much more they enjoy their food when they help to make it.

 

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The 365 Day Activity Challenge

The 365 Day Activity Challenge

I always plan to do great daily activities with my kids and I’ll stick to it for a while, but we end up getting caught up doing other things, so I’ve set my self a 2017 challenge as a new years resolution and I’ve put it on my blog so I can inspire other people and also not give up because lots of people are reading, ha! A challenge to do daily activities with my kids and post it on my blog!

So I’ve dedicated a day of the week to a theme of activities, using Pinterest for a lot of inspiration, but STEAM Ahead for kids also had lots of great activities and also the 5 Minute Fun website, so I’ll be using a combination of the three to decide what activities I’m going to do and I’ll post daily updates with the hashtag #ymbactivitychallenge

I’m going to do my best to stick to daily activities, but if they get really inspired some days we’ll do two or three and they can allow for days when we aren’t up to it, let’s face it kids get poorly so there are going to be days off but I’ll do my best to post daily activities for people to follow and I’d love my readers to join in and take part in doing one activity (or more) a day for the whole of 2017!

Post your own ideas and I’ll schedule them in to do them and I’ll repost your activity pictures!

So this is the daily plan to mix it up a bit:

Monday – Messy Monday

(Doing messy activities, so get your aprons and baby wipes handy)

Tuesday – Toy Tuesday

(Imaginative play with your kids own toys)

Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday

(Dressing up and being silly)

Thursday – Thoughtful Thursday

(Using our imagination to make our own adventures)

Friday – Food Friday

(Baking and cooking)

Saturday – Sensory Saturday

(Sensory games, toys and activities)

Sunday – Storytime Sunday

(Time to relax and listen to some stories)

I’ll be starting it on the 1st of January and would love to see people join in and share your pictures, make sure you use the hashtag  #ymbactivitychallenge and tag @yummymummysblog so I see your posts!

Let’s do the 365 Day Activity Challenge! Who’s in?

Here’s the link to:

My Pinterest page: Yummy Mummy’s Blog Pinterest

STEAM Ahead for Kids Book: STEAM AHEAD For Kids

5 Minutes Fun: 5 Minute Fun

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Tails.com: A review

Tails.com

Dogs are like a part of the family, let’s face it. They are there to cuddle us when we need it, they’ll go out when we want to, they are always happy to see us, there isn’t a better companion than a dog, so why don’t we give them the healthiest and best option for them to eat?

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Dogs are one of the most diverse species on the planet, so it makes sense that they need have special needs for their diet, well that’s where Tails.com come in. They cater food individually for each dog and they don’t just categorize by breed, there is a quick and easy 2 minute consultation on their website that checks out everything from your dogs name, to the amount of exercise they do per day to their weight. Then they lay out what your furry pooch needs in percentages. Think about it we go to the doctors and they tell us to have more of “this” or less of “that” based on all our physical attributes and we listen, so why shouldn’t we do that for man’s best friend?

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I was sent one month’s worth of food for my Mum’s dog Connie and all I can say is WOW! So it comes in a big deluxe bag with your pets name on! Yep, it said Connie right there on the front and then it had a bunch of leaflets including a menu and a layout of what is included in Connie’s food. It came with a handy cup exactly measured for the amount of food that she should have, the portion sizes are smaller than I had been feeding her, but she was still full! (Trust me you’d know about it if she was still hungry). So it seems we were feeding her more of the mainstream dog food, the Tails.com food was obviously packed full of more nutrition and what she needed, because she seemed happier and satisfied after each meal.

Over the month she tried her food it seemed her coat and appearance improved, she looked much healthier and she performed better when out for a walk, she seemed to have more energy and be more settled at night time. Overall it had a great impact on every aspect of her life.

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When you think about it, this makes sense, catering specifically to your dogs needs and it works! It’s obvious it would really because…why wouldn’t it? Plus the evidence is there, we tried it and it did make a noticeable positive difference to Connie.

Check out the how great the specifications are for her! You can get this for your dog:

Why wait? I bet you’re thinking this will be seriously overpriced….nope! It was just over £17 for Connie’s 1 month of food, plus I have a discount code for you to use to get 2 weeks free and just £1 delivery!

Get started today! You can cancel your continuous order after the first month if you don’t like it but this food will work, it is specifically designed why wouldn’t it? Just give it a go and you won’t regret it.

Here is the website:

Tails.com

Plus their social media:

Tails.com Facebook

Tails.com Instagram

Tails.com GooglePlus

Don’t forget to use the code YUMMYMUMMY at checkout for 2 weeks free and £1 delivery!

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Budget Family Meal: Sausage Casserole £3.48

Before I begin, I’d like to make it clear I am no chef, my aim with these budget blog posts are to help those who want to make a nice family meal for less money and less hassle.

This meal feeds 4-5 people depending on your portion sizes and because I got a ‘bake in the bag’ seasoning it means basically no mess!

The ingredients I have are all from ASDA:

Colman’s Season & Shake Sausage and Herb Casserole: £0.98

8 ASDA Thick Pork Sausages: £1.00

ASDA Bumper Root Veg Pack (includes 3 Carrots, 1 Parsnip, 1 Swede & 1 Onion): £1.00

ASDA British  Baby Potatoes: £0.50

After chopping up the veg, I still had some Onion and Swede left over!

It’s as simple as putting it in the bag add the seasoning and 140mls of water and wham!

You’re ready for it to go in the oven, there are instructions on the back of the Colman’s packet, I put it on slow to cook for a couple of hours and it came out beautifully tender!

Plus the only washing up I had to do was our plates and the chopping board!

The four of us got great portions and there was still some left over.

Thank you ASDA!