The Smoodyfruit™ Company was born out of the love for all things veggie & fruity, one sunny day in the year 2006 in London, United Kingdom.
Prince, aka Mr Veggie, decided that he had had enough bad smoothie makers to last him a lifetime. And since he is not one to complain needlessly, decided to do something about it and design his own machines.
Several machines later and too many smoothies to count, Amelia, aka Ms Omnivore, suggested launching our own range of smoothies. And what better place to start making them than Western Africa where there is an over abundance of tropical fruits. Turns out, Western Africa has plenty of naturally gluten-free flours too.
And so, The Smoodyfruit™ Company was born as we know it today.
We buy directly from our African farmers, so we can afford to pay them what they rightly deserve and make an impact to the local economy, creating more employment opportunities and giving a platform to Africa’s best kept secrets. We firmly believe in making a difference and doing it in a way that neither harms people nor animals.
We have been lucky enough to live here for 9 years, during which time we have discovered many naturally gluten free flours that have been traditionally part of the local diet, and which remain unknown to the outside world.
Join us on our journey of discovery: Gluten Free Mother Africa awaits you.
Cassava is a root vegetable found in Africa, Asia & South America, also known as Manihot esculenta. It is naturally gluten, grain and nut free, has a low glycemic index, helps ease inflammation and it is low both in fat and calories.
Cassava Flour is made out of the whole root, which is peeled, baked, and milled into flour.
For Tapioca Flour, on the other hand, the cassava root is washed, ground to a pulp and the starch extracted out of the wet pulp. Tapioca flour is purely starch.
Oh, yes! Want to know why we are so sure? Because we test every single batch we make, for your piece of mind as well as ours. That is on top of milling our Cassava flour in a gluten free environment.
You bet it is! Our cassava is baked and cooled which in turn accelerates the production of Resistant Starch. So, if you want to keep your colon happy look no further.
Very happy to say it is!
We do not have the organic certification yet, but all our farmers employ traditional African farming methods that avoid the use of pesticides.
Sure you can.
Yes, all of the ingredients we use in our flours are GMO free
Yes, all of our products are free of additives, preservatives and colourings.
You can replace All Purpose Wheat Flour with Smoodyfruit Gluten Free All Purpose Flour one for one.
We don’t recommend it, however, in bread making, as you would need to add other ingredients to help with the binding. But we are working on a Gluten Free Bread Mix, so hang in there for the time being. We promise it will be worth it.
It really depends on your training goals and how physically active you are. However, the average adult needs 0.8gr of protein per kg of bodyweight. If you are hard at training on a regular basis you need between 1.1 to 1.4 grs of protein per kg of bodyweight. If what you are after is increasing your muscle mass then you need 1.5 to 2.0grs of protein per kg of bodyweight. And competitive athletes need between 1.2 to 1.4grs of protein per kg of bodyweight.
That really is up to you. Whether you take protein before or after the benefits will be the same. Just make you sure you have your protein within an hour before or after a workout to help speed muscle recovery and build muscle mass.
You can add it to your fruit smoothies, mix it into your porridge, blend it with your iced coffee, regular coffee or hot chocolate, turn it into shakes by mixing it with milk, whether regular, plant, nut or coconut, or just water.
Happy to say all of our protein powders are completely sugar and sweetener free. That means no: sugar, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, corn syrup, fructose, maltodextrin, or dextrose, amongst many others.
Sucralose and acesulfame potassium, the most commonly found in protein powders, increase appetite, promote fat storage, and have been linked to cancer.
We believe we are all better off without them.
Plant based protein powders are more nutritionally dense, healthier since unlike dairy or egg based proteins they contain no cholesterol, no traces of hormones or antibiotics, don’t promote the growth of cancer cells, unlike milk proteins such as Casein or Whey, and are allergy friendly.
None whatsoever. Thickeners & gums such as cellulose, soy or corn will leave you bloated & constipated; Fillers will cause more bloating and constipation; Fats & Vegetable Oils are in most cases hydrogenated, and contain trans fats that raise bad cholesterol levels. So in this case, less is more!
Oh, yes! Please feel free to make pancakes, waffles, cookies, protein balls, bars, etc.
Yes, all our proteins are dairy free.
Yes, all of our protein powders are vegan.
Yes, all of our protein powders are gluten free.
We believe in giving back which means when we buy fruits from our Farmers, we offer them fair prices, so they can be justly rewarded for the fruits of their labour. We aim to satisfy all parties involved in the retail cycle right from the Suppliers/Farmers, through to our dedicated Staff, and finally to our Customers. We aim to offer the best price for the fruit we buy, so that we add value to society. We want our Farmers to be happy and provide us with good products which in the end benefits the final user.
We encourage our Staff to be Stakeholders, and hopefully at some point after a show of commitment,they can break away and become a Distributor or even become a Shareholder in another Sister factory. Over the next few months, you will be seeing changes in the way Farmers sell their produce. Please look forward to our new Fruit exchange, a hub for the sale of fruit at local prices, that will empower both Farmers and buyers.
We hope our Smoodyfruit® culture can make the World a better place, one step at a time.