Minvita Superfood Powders

Now I don’t particularly like the term “superfood”, because in my opinion all food is super, whether it’s a fresh green salad or a cheese burger and chips! I don’t believe in fad diets, and unless you have food allergies or medical conditions such as celiac disease, there’s no need to cut certain foods out of your diet. It’s also important to note that the term “superfood” is a marketing tool for food that supposedly has great health benefits. You might be wondering then, why I’m doing a review on a superfood product?

 
 
 

With modern science we are more aware than ever of the benefits of a healthy diet. The government recommends five portions of fruit and vegetables a day but a recent study suggests that should be doubled to ten a day. Seriously?! It’s hard enough to get five, let alone ten! But this is where I think superfood powders can excel. We all lead busy lives and don’t always have the time to sit down to meals, especially in the morning. Whizzing up a smoothie only takes a few minutes and you can drink it on the go. No more sitting at the traffic lights in your car with a bowl of cereal spilling on your lap. (Yes, I have seen that).

A while ago, Minvita sent me some samples of their products. A full size tub of their Moringa powder and small sample size packets of Mulberry and Baobab powders.

Who are Minvita?

Minvita are a British health and beauty company that takes pride in knowing that its ingredients are naturally sourced and harvested in a sustainable manner. As consumers, we are becoming more aware of the impact farming can cause on the local environment, as well as artificial ingredients added to our food. It’s always comforting to know where your food comes from and how it was sourced.

The Products

 

250g tub of Moringa Superfood Powder

 
Minvita’s Moringa powder is made from organic Indian Moringa leaves. When converting the leaves to powder, at no point is heat used, therefore saving precious nutrients from the leaf.
 
Have you ever tried Moringa before? It has a strong earthy/bitter taste to it, so getting used to that can take a while. Many recipes disguise the flavour, usually with something sweet. Personally, I have enjoyed this in pancakes – recipe found here: Lemon and Moringa pancakes and having it as a tea. I might pop up a recipe at some point for the tea! 
 
The design of the packaging is simple but effective. The brand name and type of product is clear to read. I like their nature/earthy colour scheme of creams, browns, reds and greens – it fits with their message of using organic ingredients. 

A 250g tub costs between £11.99 – £14.99 depending on where you buy it. It’s pretty good value, as you’ll only use around 1-2 tsp per recipe, so one tub should last you a long time.

I also received little sample packets of Baobab Superfruit powder and Mulberry Superfood powder. You can actually buy these sachets on their website too – a box of ten costs £5.49. Baobab has a tart taste and goes well with tropical flavours – perfect in a refreshing pineapple smoothie! Mulberry is bitter, quite like Moringa and also is green in colour.

I liked the products I tried, it was fun to experiment with them and I whole-heartedly believe in supporting local companies. You can buy Minvita’s products online or in some health food shops. I think their website would benefit from having a list of stockists, so people can check if there is a store near to them. It’s probably cheaper to buy from a store as well, seeing as there is no free delivery option on their website. (You can buy from Amazon too).

There will always be a debate around superfood powders, as to whether they really add any health benefits or not. I’m all for a little bit of everything in moderation. And I believe that if you want to kickstart a healthier lifestyle, or if you simply lead a busy life, adding superfood powders to your meals and snacks can only help in achieving that goal. Superfood powders are not a replacement for, but should be used in conjunction with fruit and vegetables.

What’s your view on superfoods?

 

 

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