Have you heard the buzz around Aussie bush superfoods?.
You may not know it, but we have some of the most nutrient infused superfoods right in our own backyard. Lucky us!
Yes, Australia is home to potent Native Australian foods and extracts that sustained the Aboriginal people for over tens of thousands of years and science has now revealed just how powerful they are.
Extensive studies by Southern Cross University of Australia revealed the incredible nature of the bio-actives compounds contained within Australian natives.
In fact the harsh conditions and extreme temperatures present in parts of Australia where these plants grow is thought to be responsible for the plants producing extraordinarily, potent levels of bio-active ingredients.
The levels of anti-oxidants found in these plants have more than exceeded the expectations of researchers with these plants found to contain extremely high levels of key anti-ageing compounds, including vitamin A, C and E and other antioxidants. Some of these extracts boast more than 50 to 100 times the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C and E!
So now you know why the rawbeauty naturally product range contains these edible Bush Superfoods!
By the way in case you are wondering superfoods refer to nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
We chose Australian native extracts for their potent vitamin and antioxidant levels which make them very beneficial for your skin and your health. These extracts have superior anti-ageing, protective and hydrating skincare benefits.
Two of our fave nutrient rich superfoods are Australian native Kakadu Plum & Lilly Pilly.
Here’s Why ….
This gift from nature has been found to contain the highest concentration of Vitamin C of any other natural source in the world- in fact 100 times that found in Oranges!
Kakadu Plum is also a source of Vitamin E, iron, magnesium, calcium & powerful antioxidants.
It also possesses remarkable antioxidant properties which help prevent ageing, skin damage from the Australian sun, and reduce the risk of diseases including cancer.
You can find Kakadu Plum in gourmet jams, sauces, pharmaceuticals and skincare products! For years, aboriginal people have used this fruit for it’s antiseptic and soothing properties on aching limbs.
It is a key ingredients in our award winning Kakadu Plum Body Lotion.
Its a crafted blend of certified organic Kakadu Plum extract, sunflower seed oil and natural lemon myrtle leaf oil, which brighten and replenish your skin to restore a dewy radiance.
Its is the Winner of the 2019 Beauty Shortlist Award BEST BODY LOTION
This superfood berry was eaten raw by indigenous Australians as a valuable source of vitamins & minerals.
The berries are bursting with antioxidants and amino acids. They are rich in Vitamins A, C & E promoting healthy bone growth, skin regeneration & boosting immunity.
Lilly Pilly is a wonder berry, bursting with Vitamin C goodness & fruit acids which firm the skin leaving it looking & feeling more youthful
They are commonly found in jams, marinades and even smoothies.
They are also a key ingredient in our Lilly Pilly Body Butter. This butter is a beautiful rich blend of certified organic Lilly Pilly & Kakadu Plum extracts & coconut & olive fruit oils, enlivens even the driest of skins.
So rawbeauty has you covered for outside beauty…. now for beauty from the inside out why not try this delicious Kakadu Plum & Lilli Pilli Smoothie Bowl & start your day with a bang!
KAKADU PLUM AND LILLY PILLY SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE
Blend the following until smooth-
-3 frozen bananas
-½ cup fresh or frozen lilly pillys (they adds a citrusy touch to this sweet smoothie)
-1 tablespoon Kakadu Plum Powder
-2 tablespoons chia seeds
-2 handful baby spinach1/2 avocado
-½ cup almond milk
-Fresh fruit, nuts or seeds to sprinkle
Then top with your favourite fresh fruits, nuts and seeds
Recipe & Photo Source Australian Bush Superfoods Lily Alice & Thomas Quinn