Health foods don't need to be intimidating!
Macro is our range of wholesome food that’s delicious and simple, with no extra stuff added - just the way nature intended. The Macro range includes Macro Organic; made from certified organic ingredients - without the use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides or herbicides.
Cacao nibs and powder
Cacao, or the cacao bean, is the raw material used to make cocoa powder and chocolate.
When dried, roasted and crushed, they’re referred to as cacao nibs. Basically, chocolate chips the way nature intended - natural with no added sweeteners or preservatives.
Nibs have an intense dark chocolatey taste - not sweet, but more bitter. High in antioxidants, magnesium, iron and fibre, nibs can be used to garnish cakes, baking (banana bread) and added to the top of a smoothie, homemade muesli or to nut/trail mix.
But remember, because they don’t taste sweet, it’s worth experimenting to find the taste balance you prefer.
Our organic cacao powder, not to be confused with cocoa powder, also comes from the cacao bean and is a great addition to smoothies, slices, sprinkled on cakes or as hot chocolate drink. Again, be prepared for a different taste sensation!
Curious? Give this Chocolate Pudding a try.
Linseeds, also known flaxseed, are high in protein, iron and omega 3 fats. It’s also gluten-free and is loaded with zinc, calcium, Vitamin B1 and B6.
If that wasn’t enough, it’s also incredibly versatile. You can sprinkle linseeds in cereal, desserts and salads, and they can also be a replacement for egg. For one ‘egg’, simply grind up some linseeds, then whisk one tablespoon of ground linseed with three tablespoons of water. Put in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and your egg replacement is ready!
Try using linseeds as an egg substitute in some home baking, and see how you like the increased goodness!
Maca powder comes from the maca plant - a native to Peru. It has a nutty, earthy taste and is a source of potassium, vitamin C and iron. Legend has it that during the Incan empire, warriors would consume maca before battles to "make them fiercely strong".
It’s also very versatile and can be easily mixed into cakes, smoothies, yoghurt or muesli for a yummy malty taste. Maca is also vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Try maca powder in your diet for a few days and who knows, you might just experience a boost in energy like the Incan warriors!
These little seeds are packed with nutrients such as antioxidants, omega 3 and dietary fibre.
Taking advantage of their benefits is easy; they can be eaten raw and without washing or cooking. Try them sprinkled onto muesli or salads, added to yoghurt, smoothies or you can even bake them into bread. In the cooler months, try adding a tablespoon of chia seeds to your morning porridge before you cook it for an added health kick!
The nutritional and energy-boosting qualities reputation of chia seeds are not new; ‘chia’ is the ancient Mayan word meaning ‘strength’.
Check out how you can use them in tasty recipes like this Chia Breakfast Pudding. If rhubarb isn’t in season, you can try some other roasted fruit, like peaches, apricots or even stewed apples. Yum!
Like the sound of these? There’s plenty more to our Macro range. Have a browse and you’ll also find soy milk, pasta, dijon mustard, corn chips, even organic baked beans, to name just a few.