Maybe you are just curious about our powder, or you got your first delivery and want to get started creating dope stuff, but you’re not sure on how to do it.
Or maybe you just need an extra suggestion about how to use the specific powder?
We share a few tips and recommendations how to use the powders to get the best results 👇
Few general tips for the start:
Light colored fruits will make them colors POP
In order the get those vibrant colors that you see on instagram, you need to know what to blend the powders with. Light colored fruits such as banana, pineapple, coconut are the best ingredients for a COLOR BOMB smoothie.
DON’T blend with dark fruits and berries
You might have learned a thing or two from using watercolors as a kid. If you combine two colors with a lot of pigment none of the colors will pop. The same applies to our powders. If you mix them with blueberries, raspberries, pomegranate etc you won’t get that vibrant color.
Start out simple to build up your confidence
It’s easy to get all excited and want to create everything at once, but instead of going for your most tricky recipes first, start out with a more basic banana nicecream to build up your confidence!
Store your powders in a cool and dry place
In order to keep your powders as fresh as possible store them airtight in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
Don’t add all the powder at once
Add a little at a time until you reach your desired color. 1-2 teaspoons is enough to turn your food into a color bomb so don’t overdo it. The powders are pretty damn concentrated.
Down below, we share some helpful information about interesting properties and recommendation to use for every powder 👇
Did you know that pink pitaya is a great source of antioxidants, and especially Vitamin C? This powder is excellent to add into your breakfast smoothies to give them an extra nutrition boost!
Of course, you can add pink pitaya powder to any food you want. Just remember about one thing - pitaya powder is very heat sensitive! That makes it not a perfect addition to the food that needs treatment in higher temperatures. The color may just fade in the heat treatment.
Like the pitaya, blue spirulina powder is also sensitive to high temperatures. Therefore, if you wish to create blue pancakes, cook them on very low heat to avoid fading color.
Blue spirulina is perfect to add into your smoothies, breakfast parfaits, raw dessert and other sweet treats.
This depends mainly on the combination of ingredients and amount of blue spirulina powder. It may be challenging in the beginning, but here are some tips to help:
- Mix blue spirulina with light-colored ingredients, like frozen bananas or coconut yogurt to get that blue-tiful shade!
- When you add blue spirulina to yellow or green fruits, your smoothie can get pretty blue-green shades, like mint or turquoise.
- Adding a little bit of pink or red fruits to your smoothie base with blue spirulina turn it into purple!
Curcumin is a very healthy powder, but unfortunately, curcumin doesn't absorb well in the bloodstream and, because of that, may not give you the desired anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
But there is a way to help in curcumin absorption. Add a black pepper every time you consume curcumin/turmeric. Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which allows the absorption of curcumin to be increased.
Curcumin powder is excellent to use in golden lattes, but it will work great also in every kind of desserts, bakings, smoothies and more.
Here are our tips how to use butterfly pea for best results:
- Recommended serving size is 1/2 tsp; add more if you desire a stronger colour.
- Mix with light-coloured foods to get the most colourful pop and most vibrant result. (Bananas, mango, plant milk etc.).
- Mix with a fruit-infused drink for a lovely blue shade. Then add lemon juice to change the colour of your drinks from blue to purple.
- This powder is especially great for hot foods like pasta and home-baked bread because it keeps its colour even when heated. You can also use it to create the internet famous" Blue Chai Tea" and so much more. Creativity is your only limitation!
If you would like to create pink cakes, muffins, and other baked goods, we highly recommend using beetroot powder instead of pink pitaya. Beetroot powder is heat resistant, and the color of your bakings will not fade under heat treatment.
This powder has a really thick structure, which may not work perfectly in coloring buttercreams and other frostings. It can also not dissolve entirely in water/drinks.
But this powder may surprise you with color-changing properties!
The powder reacts with baking soda and, when combined with it, will change the color from purple to green-blue shades! We made these pretty pancakes with Black Goji powder👇☺️
If you make recipes using baking soda be aware that baking soda does not work with large amounts of Black cocoa powder (¾ cup or more) as it is alkalized and will interfere with the reaction properties of baking soda that should cause the rising.
There are two solutions to this we recommend. They can be combined to work together as well.👇
1. Add baking powder on top of the baking soda to get the proper rise of your creation. (Start with one teaspoon and add up to two if you need to)
2. Reduce the amount of black cocoa and add in a bit of regular cacao to make it a mixture of both. This will still get a very dark color but will avoid issues with rising.
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