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What’s more straightforward than adding a scoop of powder to your morning smoothie to enjoy on the go? Keep some of the following powdered food products in your drawer at the office. They offer a healthy and convenient alternative to unhealthy vending machine snacks.
We’re willing to bet that you’ll be surprised about the variety of powdered food products available on the market today.
Powdered food products:
- Are more convenient
- Take up less storage space
- Last longer than their fresh counterparts. They’re perfect for the busy person on the go.
Peanut butter is high in healthy fats, low in carbs, and high in protein. Now it’s become even more versatile. Use it in smoothies or to add flavour to your yogurt or oatmeal. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try some in your coffee?
If you’re a chocoholic, we don’t need to convince you of the health benefits of chocolate. If you want the nutrient boost without the extra fat and sugar of a chocolate bar, use cocoa powder instead. Use it to liven up your chia seed porridge in the morning, add to coffee, or add to your smoothie.
Cocoa powder is one cheat that you can enjoy without the guilt.
Yogurt is a staple in most refrigerators. Plain yogurt is an excellent source of protein and calcium. It also has a relatively short shelf-life. The big tubs are more economical, but they’re also more likely to end up going sour before you’re finished with them.
Powdered yogurt might be the best thing since sliced bread. It’s perfect for taking on a camping trip – all you need to do is to add water, and it’s ready. It’s also a great way to add extra flavour to sauces, dressings and dips.
Let’s take a quick poll here. Who likes the taste of kale? It gives new meaning to the word superfood. It’s packed with nutrients and is an excellent source of Vitamin K. If you battle to choke it down, though, get the powdered version.
Add it to smoothies to disguise the flavour and get the full benefit.
We love the sticky stuff, but it’s messy. The powdered version is simple to dispense and provides a range of possibilities for popcorn and nuts.
Fruit and Veggies
Green powders offer an easy way for you to supplement your five a day. No peeling or prep required.
Milk – you either love it or hate it. There’s no denying that it provides a quick boost of energy, though. Powdered milk is making a comeback. (If you’re old enough, you’ll remember hating it as a child.) For adults, it’s quite convenient, especially if you like hiking or camping.
Chia seeds offer protein and tons of fibre. That is if you can put up with the slimy texture. If you can’t don’t miss out – choose the powdered variety instead.
When you don’t have the time to crack open a few brazil nuts, get the benefits by adding them in powder form instead.
Bugs are showing promise as one of the top protein sources. There are even those who suggest them as a more environmentally friendly substitute for beef. Now, what they’d be like on the barbecue we can’t say. But adding them to a morning smoothie makes them more palatable.