Smoothie of the Month Four – MightyBee
- Written by Alicia Drewnicki
- July 3, 2018
- 2 min read
It’s that time again…Smoothie of the Month, and our July partners ‘MightyBee’ are mighty by name and mighty by nature! They’ve managed to create a product that completely took us by surprise – meat-free jerky, made of coconut.
SOTM ‘In A Nutshell’: Each month, we choose a brand that we think is ‘honestly good’ and create a one-off limited edition flavour with their produce. Our #SOTM is then available for one month only to our smoothie box subscribers.Preview Changes (opens in a new tab)
MightyBee is a company that immediately captured our attention. Like us, they’re Soil Association certified, and sustainability is at the heart of what they do. They describe themselves as ‘a community committed to change the way we think about, deliver and consume food, one coconut at a time.‘ We love their brand ethos, we love coconuts, and we love their dedication to bringing organic products to the UK in an ethical way. Not only that, but we particularly love their imagination.
Some would call it creativity, others would call it coconut alchemy, but somehow Mighty Bee has managed to conjure up some magical products, such as ‘coconut meat’ and ‘coconut jerky’. No meat in sight, just pure coconut goodness!
They’ve also invented the UK’s first solar-dried banana bars, and have their own version of our kitchen staple – coconut water. We can’t wait to see what products they come up with next!
So for our #SOTM July, we decided to get inventive with a slightly different product to usual; ‘spicy BBQ coconut jerky’. It’s made of coconut flesh that’s been gently dehydrated and soaked in a sundried tomato based spicy BBQ sauce.
Curious what’s in our Smoothie of The Month recipe? All is revealed below:
10g MightyBee Spicy BBQ Coconut Jerky
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tsp Lucuma
Why Our Ingredients Rock
Pineapple is packed full of Vitamin C and Manganese so it’s perfect for improving immunity, and it’s also great for gut health too.
Cucumber is 90% water and has so many fantastic health benefits. Firstly, it helps keep the body hydrated, but it’s also great for your skin, maintaining a healthy weight, it’s detoxifying, and it’s good for eye health too.
Banana is a potassium-packed powerhouse. Superb for energy, and it’s also a fantastic source of fibre so it keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
Spinach is loaded with vitamins and minerals. In fact, there are almost too many to list, such as Vitamins A, C, and K, folate, manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, niacin, zinc, and so much more. It’s a superb green healer that helps with eye health, cardiovascular health, it fights inflammation…the list goes on.
Dates may be small, but they really pack a punch. They help with digestion, they strengthen bones, promote heart health, maintain healthy skin and give you energy too.
Chia Seeds are a great source of omega-3 and fibre. They can help with weight loss and digestion, they’re good for heart health, and can lower the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.
Lucuma is the powder of a peruvian fruit and it’s packed full of antioxidants. Health benefits include keeping your skin healthy, lowering blood sugar
MightyBee Spicy BBQ Coconut Jerky is made of pure coconut flesh, which is one of your five a day. It also helps keep a healthy digestive system and boosts your body’s metabolism.
These ingredients make up our amazing July #SOTM, which is an energy-boosting super nutritious green machine, with a little kick too.