My kids are always starving after school. They love nothing more than coming home and having snack. The boys also love chocolate milk which is a reason I really wanted to try these new (just launched) superfood powders for kids. They are made by a local, Queensland company so I knew I had to share them. Mavella Superfoods provided us with their superfood powders to try. Above the boys are drinking the Brain Boost, just like a chocolate milkshake (but good for them), it contains cacao, kale, chia and probiotics.
Another powder we mix to make milkshakes is the Immune Boost. These berry milkshakes last seconds in our house. The Brain Boost, Immune Boost, and Body Boost are all fruity flavours and do well in smoothies, milkshakes, pancakes and muffins. I also love that I can make fruit smoothies when I don't have any fruit in the house, I use two teaspoons of the powder per 250mls of milk.
I've also made some frozen yoghurt pops. I made three varieties, one with mango yoghurt and the Body Boost, one with frozen blueberries, greek yoghurt and the Immune Boost and one with frozen raspberries, greek yoghurt and the Immune Boost. I put the fruit, yoghurt, some milk and the superfood powder into blender to mix and then pour into these really fun moulds. It's super convenient to have them in the freezer for after school snacks or for when friends come over! They are not just for kids - I love these too!
Mavella have a few recipes to try (think cookies and protein bars) but today I went with some easy and nutritious muffins. Muffins are fantastic for snack and school lunchboxes. I am also thinking these would be ok for breakfast too. Want to try the recipe?
2 mashed bananas
½ Cup of mixed seeds (I use a mix of buckwheat, sunflower seeds, linseed, millet, pepitas, poppy seeds, chia, amaranth, and quinoa)
1 Tablespoon of Mavella Superfoods Brain Boost
½ Cup of Plain or Greek Yoghurt
1 Cup of Self Raising Flour.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Spoon mixture into large patty pans or muffin trays. Bake in oven at 180°C (≅350°F) for around 15 minutes or until golden. This makes 9 large muffins. For a more chocolatey taste you could add a tablespoon of cacao and if you need it sweeter you could add a tablespoon or so of honey. Totally delicious and really good for the children.
The Veggie Boost is perhaps the powerhouse of the group. It contains super-concentrated vegetables and prebiotics. It's a fine green powder that is really versatile. It can go into smoothies or juice but I love it mixed in with spaghetti bolognese or mixed through a pasta sauce (a heaped tablespoon is plenty). It gives any meal an instant vegetable boost. The Veggie Boost can also go into savory muffins, frittatas, quiche, meat-balls, patties, almost anything!
Thank you to Mavella Superfoods for allowing us to try all superfood powders! You can find out more about Mavella Superfoods on their website, Facebook or Instagram. I'd love to know how many serves of fruit and vegetables your children eat. I am sure both of my children eat enough fruit but I know Otis (my five year old) does not eat enough vegetables (at the moment he'll only eat carrot and corn)!