Hoffi Powder Review
Super supplement or just another health food fad? Join us as we review Hoffi Powder and discover our favourite ways to incorporate this superfood powder into our vegan diets.
Hoffi Powder has a pleasant flavour and blends really well in all sorts of food and drink, anything from smoothies to cakes. The diverse range of plant-based ingredients delivers a whole heap of fibre and other nutrients, making it a great addition to a well-balanced diet. Our only criticism would be that there is room for improvement in their transparency around packaging, which we now know they are working on.
What vegan superfoods are there?
It depends on what you mean by a superfood. If, for example, you’re looking for plants that will magically cure all of your ailments and boost your health to 150%, we’re sorry to tell you that they just don’t exist.
Nevertheless, whilst “superfood” is a marketing buzzword used to sell products, there are a number of vegan ingredients that boast an impressive nutrient repertoire; we all know a healthy diet can prevent diseases linked to a bad diet. In the interest of practicality, however, since the term superfood is so widespread, that’s how we’ll refer to these super-nutritious vegan ingredients
Anyway, I’ll shut up and cut to the chase! Here’s a list of some vegan superfoods:
- Dark leafy greens
- Nuts and seeds
Read our article about vegan superfoods to learn more.
Who is Super Bio Boost?
A plant-based health and well-being brand with Welsh and African roots; Franck Banza founded Super Bio Boost after he and his father both experienced ill health. Their journey to wellness took them to a traditional healer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who introduced them to locally-cultivated, natural remedies. In combination with modern medicine, both Franck and his father responded favourably.
Now committed to sharing his experience to benefit others, Franck was able to combine the traditional knowledge and application of tropical plants grown in Africa with the scientific and technological expertise that was readily available to him in his home country, Wales, UK.
Super may be in the brand’s name but Super Bio Boost doesn’t make any unsupported claims about its products, which I really respect. Instead, the company focuses on holistic health and the supplementary benefits its products may provide.
What is Hoffi Powder?
A blend of nutritious plant-based ingredients in a tasty ground-up form. It’s basically a “superfood” powder supplement that can be added to food and drink to boost the nutrient content.
“Hoffi” is a Welsh word meaning “like, love, admire, delight”. The name was suggested by Franck’s daughter after he asked his family to help him come up with something that reflects his proud African heritage and love for the community he lives in now.
Is Hoffi Powder vegan-friendly?
Hoffi Powder is 100% vegan! What’s more, all of the ingredients are plants that have been grown organically (no nasty pesticides).
What ingredients are in Hoffi Powder?
A whole heap of organic, nutritional plants dehydrated and blended into a superfood powder, including:
- Coconut milk
What are the health benefits of Hoffi Powder?
Thanks to its array of plant-based ingredients, Hoffi Powder contains a powerful combination of nutrients linked to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. For example, wheatgrass alone contains 17 amino acids, calcium, chlorophyll, enzymes, iron, magnesium, phytonutrients and vitamins A, C, E, K and B complex. These nutrients contribute to numerous health benefits such as the elimination of toxins, improved digestion, a boosted immune system and even enhanced cognitive function.
Many of the ingredients are also packed with fibre, which does wonders for a healthy vegan gut!
How can you use Hoffi Powder?
If you have a great imagination, there really are no limits to how you can use Hoffi Powder. The brand recommends you use it in smoothies, soups, baked goods and even sprinkled over cereal. I particularly enjoyed it on my Frosted Surreal Cereal and my mum’s homemade granola.
Click here for our lowdown on the best vegan cereal brands.
I also whisked it into hot oat milk for a frothy bedtime drink, which was most enjoyable!
How many servings of Hoffi Powder do you get?
Each 150g tub of Hoffi Powder yields 30 servings at 5g per serving. At its current price of £15.99, that works out at approximately 53 pence a serving.
Is Hoffi Powder Eco-Friendly?
Hoffi Powder comes in a sturdy cardboard tube, which can be repurposed as a perfume/drink gift box or recycled. The powder itself is kept fresh in a biodegradable cellophane bag, which you can dispose of in your compost or in your normal bin. The label is currently made from PP plastic but the brand tells us that this is something they are working on. We have also been told that the recycling information will be added to future packaging and on the website itself.
We’d like some more transparency from the company regarding its supply chain; we assume that, since many of these ingredients are likely sourced from other countries, it has a larger carbon footprint than locally-grown crops. Nevertheless, animal farming has a much higher impact than transport emissions and all of Hoffi’s ingredients are 100% vegan and organic (much better for the planet and no nasty pesticides).
Where can you buy Hoffi Powder?
Visit their online store
The Vegan Sisters' Verdict
It’s hard to remember (or have time) to eat all our greens, beans and lentils every day, particularly since we’re both on the move a lot, which is why we enjoyed having Hoffi Powder on hand to give us that extra boost when we needed it. The relatively neutral flavour makes it a great addition to lots of different foods.
Whilst there is room for improvement in terms of the product’s eco-friendliness, we do feel that Super Bio Boost is moving in the right direction. What’s more, Hoffi is a really useful health supplement to pack in one’s suitcase when travelling somewhere with limited vegan options and even just to strengthen one’s energy and well-being at the prospect of a long day ahead.