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Mesquite Powder

Fitastic August 15, 2013

Organic mesquite powder is extracted from the seeds of the mesquite plant, which is found in the southwestern United States and parts of South America. Mesquite power is another superfood. If you smell the powder it is very misleading because when you taste it, it has a sweet, nutty, caramel flavor…VERY surprising!

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Mesquite is high in protein & is gluten free. It’s a natural sweetener that is  low on the glycemic index plus a good source of fiber. It has high levels of calcium, which is important for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and bone strength. It also is a rich source of dietary potassium, which is essential for proper water balance and healthy heart functioning. Organic mesquite powder is a great source of zinc, which is essential for a healthy immune system. It is also a fantastic source of lysine, magnesium, iron, and dietary fiber.

Uses for Mesquite powder:

Smoothies:  Add to any smoothie to give it a slight sweetness

Desserts:  You can substitute up to HALF of flour in a recipe. You may want to first substistute with only ¼ of the flour that is needed & experiment with adding more. By using the mesquite powder you can possible reduce the amount of sugar or sweetener that is need.

Flavoring: You can add mesquite to oatmeal, coffee, tea, yogurt, salad dressings…get creative!

View out recipe: http://feelfitastic.com/2013/08/green-drink-goodness/


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