These Spruce sprouts are handpicked from the spruce trees at the beginning of the summer. They are picked from the forest of Lapland in Finland. After picking they will be freeze-dried so all the delicate nutrients will stay untouched.
Traditionally, spruce sprouts have been used to treat gout, rheumatism, scurvy, hyperacidity, and respiratory ailments. Spruce sprout powder is a vitamin bomb and is, therefore, an excellent aid for fatigue, flu and as a preventative. Spruce sprouts are rich in vitamins and minerals and contain health-promoting ‘good-guys’ like antioxidants and chlorophyll.
Ingredients (For two)
- 500 ml oat milk (or your preferred milk)
- 2 teaspoons of KERKKÄ spruce sprout powder
- 3 teaspoons of maple syrup or another natural sweetener
- a touch of vanilla powder
- Heat up the milk until it is almost boiling (70 – 80 degrees), to keep all the delicate nutrients active.
- Mix a little bit of milk and spruce sprout powder together in a separate bowl. When it’s all mixed add the rest of the milk and pour it all into a blender with the maple syrup. Mix until nice and frothy. (Take care before turning your blender on! Be sure to leave a small air gap to let steam out as you blend. This is very important – you don’t want your latte to end up all over your kitchen!)
- Pour into a mug or glass, add a pinch of vanilla powder and decorate with another sprinkling of spruce sprout powder to give a vibrant and pop of green colour.
As well as having Spruce as a warm drink it can go on porridge, in with water or in a mixed with oil as a salad dressing.
Try it and let me know what you think…