“Emm? Emm? Are you there? Emm…..heeeellppppppp!!!!!!” That was Nicky in my dream last night. She’d called me up after falling into a giant bucket of lucuma ….she was stuck! It was pretty distressing – the stuff was like quicksand I tell you! Nicky and I are both huge lucuma fans – I had to tell her about my dream. So I did. And this was followed by a string of ridiculously bad jokes that resulted in Nicky telling me I was off my rocker. “It’s the lucuma man!”, I told Nicky…..”Come to think of it I’ve been going mad hyper too”, she replied. See. Lucuma. Loon inducing!
As well as it’s delicious, caramel-like taste, lucuma has many health benefits, including:
- lots of potassium
- high calcium content so great for bones (and therefore great for those with a history of anorexia)
- provides iron so great for athletes
- good for digestion and hormonal balance
- has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin regeneration effects
Keeping with a fun theme, I made these lucuma and cocoa nib fishies yesterday. I used my favourite ice cube tray from Ikea as the mould
Lucuma & Cocoa NibFishies- 1/2 cup lucuma - 25g melted cacao butter - 1/4 cup agave - tbsp cacao nibs- pinch of Himalayan salt
Melt the cocoa butter and then add this to a bowl containing the dry ingredients. Mix into a paste and press into your desired moulds. Place in the fridge to harden. Serve as a fun sidekick to your afternoon cuppa Caramelly goodness!