If you think that a thing like healthy sweetener doesn’t exist, you haven’t tried mesquite powder. This product used to be a staple food of the indigenous peoples who inhabited the southwest of America. They used it as both, baking flour and sweetener for other foods. Organic Mesquite Powder from Food To Live brings back this traditional, nutrient-dense food so that everyone can enjoy it.
Our organic raw mesquite powder is made by pulverizing the edible seedpods of the mesquite tree. It contains no additives, pesticides, insecticides, or any other potentially toxic elements. The calorie count of mesquite powder is low for a sweetener, so you can include it in any diet.
Organic Mesquite: Benefits
The most important health benefits of mesquite powder are its ability to prevent sudden glucose spikes and high nutritional content. Mesquite beans are about 40% protein and whole pods contain more valuable vitamins and minerals. However, the overall protein content of the powder is quite high. This means that vegans, vegetarians, athletes, and bodybuilders can use it to increase the number of essential amino acids in their meals. Mesquite powder is a great ingredient for protein shakes you take to the gym.
This food is also high in soluble dietary fiber. This makes it both, heart-friendly and good for detox.
Mesquite: Side Effects and Quantities
There is no limit to how much mesquite powder you can eat per day or per serving. Of course, you should remember that overeating is always bad and that this food is a sweetener. It contains fructose, which is a ‘healthier’ kind of sugar. However, it’s still sugar and thus, you should consume it in reasonable amounts. The risk of mesquite powder allergy is low, and its glycemic index is very low.
5 Ways to Use Mesquite
Despite its seeming simplicity, this powder is a rather versatile ingredient. Its sweet, nutty flavor allows including it in various dishes. Combine it with spices or other powders (maca, cacao) to create a fantastic mix of tastes, either savory or sweet.
The simplest ways to use Food To Live Organic Mesquite Powder in your culinary exploits are:
This product makes them tastier and would go best with green smoothies that are often lacking in appeal.
Mesquite flour bread and cookies are naturally sweet, healthy, and don’t cause blood sugar spikes. This type of flour is gluten-free and can be mixed with other flours.
Sweeten up your bowl of oatmeal in the morning with a bit of mesquite powder. You can also add it to granolas.
Use the powder as a substitute for sugar in your coffee and tea.
As mesquite flour doesn’t require cooking, it’s the best choice for raw recipes.
Organic Raw Powder: How to Store
The most important consideration for our Organic Mesquite Powder storage is humidity. It’s imperative to keep the product dry, so make sure it stays in an airtight container. You can store it in the fridge or in your pantry.
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Mesquite Powder
STORAGE TIME: Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year
Country of Origin: Peru
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Better Than Bulletproof Coffee
1 cup/8 oz unsweetened plant milk
1 teaspoon raw cashew butter
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (or use stevia to taste)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon mesquite powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder (or extract!)
1 cup/8 oz hot coffee
Heat the plant milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a gentle light boil.
While the milk is heating, start adding everything else to your blender pitcher: the cashew butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, cacao powder, mesquite, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour the hot coffee into the blender as well. Then, when the milk is adequately heated, add that to the blender too.
Place the blender pitcher on the blender base with the lid firmly in place. Slowly blend all of the ingredients, gradually raising the speed of the blender until you get to high. Let it go for about 30 seconds. Stop the motor and let the coffee settle for a couple seconds. You’ll see a frothy layer separate.
Pour the better than bulletproof coffee into a mug that you like and lightly dust the top with cinnamon if you like.
Almond Joy Smoothie
1 C. Vanilla Almond Milk
½ Banana (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbs. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbs. Shredded Coconut, plus 1 Tsp. for garnish
1 Tbs. Almonds, plus 1 Tsp. for garnish
1 Tsp. Coconut Oil, melted
1 Tsp. Chia Seeds (optional)
1 Tsp. Mesquite Powder (optional)
½ Tsp. Almond Extract
Stevia to taste
Handful of Ice Cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. If you’d like, put a little coconut oil around the rim of your glass and dip in shredded coconut. Top with remaining shredded coconut and sliced almonds. ♥