Four Loko seemed (and was deemed) catastrophically bad for the health and safety of the American public. Then the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau decided to up the ante and approved Palcohol—the first powdered alcohol—on March 10, 2015.
Sound like a terrible idea? Palcohol addressed some of the main concerns circulating in the media, which you can read here.
So, in the spirit of powdered foods you never knew existed, lets take a look at 10 more you can sprinkle into your diet—for health benefits, not a buzz. Because aside from convenience, cooking, baking or blending healthy food and drink powders are an excellent way to add nutrients. For example, foods like cricket powder, which are a great source of protein but aren’t standard in American diets (yet) are easily incorporated into more palatable foods, minimizing the scare factor while maximizing the benefits.
You can obviously add to smoothies, but powdered yogurt is also the perfect substitute for sour cream when making dips, dressings and sauces; try Grande Primo dried yogurt.
Sprinkle kale powder into sauces, salads, omeletes and smoothies; try raw organic kale powder from The Kale Factory.
Use powdered honey instead of artificial sweeteners in hot or cold drinks, sprinkle on top of nuts before roasting or use in dry rubs for meat; try Augason Farms honey powder.
Fruits & Veggies
Get your produce (without the inconvenience of expiration dates) in a convenient powder that can be added to sweet and savory dishes alike; try PowderPure's options that range from lemon powder to parsley powder, and browse these recipes from Activz.