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Precast

By Queen of the Smooth
Taking you behind the scenes of the delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals from Queen of the Smooth, this is Precast with your host Kabolobari Benakole, aka KB.
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NS Soapbox: Only one cholesterol
Listen, don't get confused, there's only one cholesterol in your body. It's either good or bad depending on the amount/level. Too much of it is bad. Of course, we as humans don't need to consume it dietarily at all to survive. Hear me more in this shot.  Will Bulsiewicz MD Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
10:03
November 27, 2020
NS Soapbox: Carb's not sugar!
There's a wild-raging fallacy of equating carbohydrate with sugar. It's happened that people can't even enjoy sweet fruits in say a smoothie because they're supposed to cut sugar. No, carbohydrate-rich fruit or vegetable is not sugar. Join me on today's NS Soapbox where I clarify.  References Mastering Diabetes Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) NutritionFacts.org The Stevia Series: what is wrong with sugar? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:47
November 25, 2020
A Series of Tips: Banana as emulsifier
Bananas. Now I love you. Then I hate you. Then I love you! Yep, in today's A Series of Tips, I share one good thing banana does to our blends that make you see it listed as ingredient even when it may not be needed for sweetening or thickening. Pineflower gets a viscosity tweak Banana will brown, always The Best Ways To Keep Your Bananas From Turning Brown Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:50
November 24, 2020
A Series of Tips: Sesame paste or how do you make it taste so good?
In this episode of Precast, I share a roasty, toasty way to make sesame seeds taste even greater in your recipes. Download and enjoy. Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste) What Is Sesame Seed? Sesame Paste vs. Tahini: No They’re Not The Same Thing Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:37
November 23, 2020
Yes, it's gotta be Yummeric!
It's one yummy blend that in its life has gone by many names. Haha... But, folks, the metamorphosing is finally over -- it's got to be Yummeric. Yum, what? Hear me out on today's Precast as I explain why. Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
08:24
November 20, 2020
NS Soapbox: Sugar as seasoning not ingredient
In this first installment of Nutrition Science (NS) Soapbox, I blast against sugar cravings and warn y'all to let foods be as they are and not always expects drink blends to be "sweet." Listen. Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:49
November 19, 2020
Pineflower gets a viscosity tweak
Pineflower, your favorite rich decadent dessert from Queen of the Smooth gets a little tweak in viscosity. Ok, I yield. We're adding a little banana, doubling the cream, but listen in to hear more. References: Pine- what? Pineflower? Banana will brown, always. Pineflower from sunflower seeds? What about cadmium? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
06:44
November 04, 2020
Sweeten your own cocoa!
A quick update on how we replaced already made chocolate in two of our signature recipes with 100% pure cocoa. Now we customize the sweetness ourselves in the Queen's Kitchen, and, boy, do we love it? Of course. We can guarantee you'll love these upgraded smoothies two, so order yours soon. References 7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate Best Dark Chocolate: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide Dropping chocolate Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:54
October 21, 2020
Help us reconstruct a recipe!
So far, banana is our recipes' major natural "bulking agent". But we don't add any to Sweet Calico - a pumpkin seeds and apple blend. Now a customers sent feedback hating on Sweet Calico, a rather thin blend, which she complained is "just all water". Should we bulk up this blend or should we leave it as is? We need your feedback. Banana will brown, always. Queen of the Smooth on Twitter Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:56
October 20, 2020
Sweet Sesamin is in the lineup, y'all
We answered the question, should we make a sesame recipe because sesamin is great? We did it, y'all. Listen to this episode of Precast as I rave about our new signature recipe -- Sweet Sesamin.  15 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Sesame Seeds Stamina Six or where you getting all this energy? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
07:57
October 19, 2020
Stamina Six or where you getting all this energy?
How much stamina or performance can you pack into a smoothie blend? That's the question I was looking to answer when I packed beetroot, watermelon, date, cayenne, sesame seeds, and banana into one super blend. We've called Stamina Six. It's ready for primetime, it's out there for you to try, guaranteed to be loved.  References A Pinkroot a day? Introducing Sweet Citrulline Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:04
October 14, 2020
Sesamin?
Wait, if sesame seeds are this great a plant, and the flavor after roasting/toasting is so distinctive it overwhelms everything else, but it's a good one, how about a recipe that is sesame, yeah sesamin? I'm playing with the idea, so, hear me out. References A Series of Tips: Before you use sesame seeds 15 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Sesame Seeds Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
12:02
October 13, 2020
A Series of Tips: Before you use sesame seeds
Sesame seeds are nutrient-dense and easy to add to recipes. However, they contain phytates and oxalates, two antinutrients that may inhibit the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals. So, you're advised to soak, roast, toast, or sprout these seeds before eating. Let's talk about these pre-use steps. 15 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Sesame Seeds Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:26
October 12, 2020
A Pinkroot a day?
According to Healthline, researchers found that people who drank 250 milliliters (or about 8.4 ounces) of beet juice daily lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. We have beet juice as the key ingredient in our signature smoothie Pinkroot. So, should you take a Pinkroot a day? In today's Precast, I'll share a bit of blood-pressure-lowering and performance-enhancement science  with you. References 11 Health Benefits of Beet Juice Are Nitrates and Nitrites in Foods Harmful? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
10:13
October 09, 2020
Pineflower from sunflower seeds? What about cadmium?
Sunflower is known to take up cadmium, a mineral in soil, which it deposits in its seeds. Cadmium in the bloodstream, organs, or tissues beyond a tolerable limit can cause tissue damage, especially on the kidney. Our Pineflower star blend has some good amount of sunflower seeds as ingredients, so should you be concerned? Are Sunflower Seeds Good for You? Nutrition, Benefits and More Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
11:55
October 08, 2020
Introducing Sweet Citrulline
We used to call it Sweet Tropical III, a signature blend of watermelon, papaya, and sesame seeds. But for its loads of watermelon content, watermelon being the "most significant, natural plant source of L-citrulline", and for great benefits of citrulline, which this episode is about, we're renaming it Sweet Citrulline. Enjoy. References Citrulline The Health Benefits of Citrulline Top 9 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon Should You Take Citrulline Supplements? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:37
October 07, 2020
Boost your immunity with Pineflower
You heard that it was coming to the Queen's signature lineup. Yes, it did. Pineflower, a combo of pineapple and sunflower seeds worked in the many trials and is now officially a recipe. On this episode, I share an immune-boosting truth of this amazing tropical blend. References Pine- what? Pineflower? Wait, papaya cream? 5 Nutritional Benefits Of Pineapples 16 Amazing Benefits Of Sunflower Seeds Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
11:03
October 05, 2020
Pine- what? Pineflower?
Wait what, pineflower? Well, I'm hitting the Queen's Kitchen to try an experimental recipe in broad day light. Gotta confirm my conclusions about sunflower seeds and boom a new recipe may just hit the Queen's Signature Collection. Stay tuned. References 8 Impressive Health Benefits of Pineapple Sunflower Seeds Combat Diabetes, Heart Disease & Maybe Even Cancer Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
10:32
September 11, 2020
Yes, Papaya Cream!
You heard that it was coming to The Queen's Creamery. Yes, I told you so. And, yes it did come. Our new Papaya Cream is now ready for prime time. So, let me take this episode to talk about it. References Wait, papaya cream? 8 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Papaya 8 Proven Health Benefits of Dates Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
12:39
September 10, 2020
The Stevia Series: Sucralose. Folks, run away!
You thought sugar, I mean refined table sugar, was bad enough. Then came sucralose or chlorinated sucrose, bet you didn't know that last part, I didn't. To intensify the sweetness of sugar, sucralose was created, and, without minding its inherent toxicity, it is added to and packaged as a "natural alternative" to sugar. Folks, today, in continuation of the Stevia Series, I admonish you, dump sucralose as well as sugar! References The Stevia Series: what is wrong with sugar? Sucralose: 5 Reasons to Avoid This Artificial Sweetener Sucralose (Splenda): Good or Bad? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
15:23
September 09, 2020
Wait, papaya cream?
Yes, Papaya Cream! Today, just before I hit the Queen's Kitchen to make some magic with papaya, I hit y'all up first talk about it. Enjoy. References 8 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Papaya Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
09:45
September 03, 2020
Dropping chocolate
On today's Precast, just before I hit The Queen's Kitchen, stick with me as I talk us through how we're updating two star recipes of ours, swapping already made chocolate powder to 100% pure cocoa. And, for good measure, dropping the "chocolate" lingo from our lineup.  How Chocolate Is Made 11 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Cocoa Powder Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
10:54
August 25, 2020
The Stevia Series: what about these other sweeteners?
In our third installment of The Stevia Series, we look at other artificial or natural sweeteners and why some of them are not our choice over stevia in our recipes. References 9 Natural Substitutes for Sugar Coconut Sugar — A Healthy Sugar Alternative or a Big, Fat Lie? Aspartame: 11 Dangers of This All-Too-Common Food Additive The 5 Worst Artificial Sweeteners, Plus Healthy Alternatives Considering stevia The Stevia Series: what is wrong with sugar? The Stevia Series: what is stevia? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
14:06
August 21, 2020
Series of Tips: Do you freeze your beetroot?
In today's episode, which is part A Series of Tips, I share one key tip about how to handle beetroot so that it retains its rich lively red color without deepening it.  References Good Blood Red Heart Beetroot 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
10:04
August 11, 2020
The Stevia Series: what is stevia?
In our second installment looking into the sweet plant stevia, today, we learn what it is, if it is safe, and how is it zero-calorie.  References What is stevia? Stevia Everything You Need to Know About Stevia The Stevia Series: what is wrong with sugar? Stevia Stability Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
19:57
August 10, 2020
The Stevia Series: what is wrong with sugar?
In a previous episode, I did say we were considering stevia to sweeten certain recipes that can't stand banana browning. But there may be more reasons why we should stevia. In this episode, the first of a couple on stevia, I share the dirt on sugar, which has warranted our choice of other sweetener. The Stevia Series will run across a couple episode till we decide on the best, organic, and safe option. So, stay tuned. References Considering stevia Beet Sugar vs. Cane Sugar: Which Is Healthier? The sweet danger of sugar Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
13:33
August 07, 2020
Mango -- skin in the game or out?
So, we have a star recipe called Queen's Yellow: Series II, which is primarily mango and turmeric. As much as it is delicious, it can be gritty when we leave the mango skin in -- in on, your pick. It feels richer and fluffier without the skin, and more customers love it so. But mango skin is also packed with vital nutrients, it pains to have to toss it! Here's your poll, tell us what you want -- skin in or out? References Can You Eat Mango Skin? Can You Eat Mango Skin 6 Health Benefits of Vitamin A, Backed by Science We now core apples and pears Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
11:48
August 04, 2020
Considering stevia
Our experimental The Queen's Strawberry Cream got ruined by banana, banana being our choice of natural sweetener. Because we promised to stay away from artificial sweeteners. Listen to learn why we're moving away from banana as a choice for this recipe and why we may opt for stevia. In a separate episode, we'll delve deeper into stevia as a sweetener of choice for such a recipe as may need it. References 11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas 9 Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Banana will brown, always Everything You Need to Know About Stevia Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
13:52
August 03, 2020
Coconut oil? Why?
Yeah, why? Why use coconut oil in your recipes is the question we're getting. Of course, the recipes are so delicious, you can't fault the oil; but let's address the concern of the fatty acids of coconut oil and see whether our use is justified or not. References Is Saturated Fat Unhealthy? 20 Coconut Oil Benefits for Your Brain, Heart, Joints + More! Nutritionally balanced, what? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
15:21
July 31, 2020
Nutritionally balanced, what?
In today's Precast we geek out on a phrase you hear a lot from us because it is embedded in our tagline -- "nutritionally balanced". Because we say that our supermeals are 'delicious and nutritionally balanced'. Listen and learn why we have earned the right to make that claim. References What Is Nutritional Balance? How Many Calories Do You Burn Every Day? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
12:28
July 30, 2020
We now core apples and pears
On Ep. 2 Green or Red, Apple Is Brown, I advised that you not core apples or pear. I was talking about them as key ingredients in our Unchocolate signature. Ever since then, worried by the substance amygdalin present in apple and pear seeds, I've wanted to backtrack and advise to core. We now core. Do core until science tells us otherwise.  References:  Are Apple Seeds Poisonous?  Apple Seed Benefits Does Amygdalin or Vitamin B-17 Work as an Alternative Cancer Cure?   An Apple a Day: Which Bacteria Do We Eat With Organic and Conventional Apples?  Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
13:10
July 29, 2020
Banana will brown, always.
In today's Precast, we look at the banana's browning. A good thing or bad? And what we do at the Queen's Kitchen to manage that natural enzymatic browning process. Some episodes referenced in today's cast are  Is it boosted? Green smoothie: sweet or savory? Too much of everything is boring Other references are Banana Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits How Does Oxidation Occur on Bananas? Why Do Bananas Turn Brown? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
21:49
July 27, 2020
Is it boosted?
In today's Precast, is the smoothie you're taking boosted? If not, why not? If yes, why yes? What's it mean to boost a smoothie and why you shouldn't have it if not.  Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
08:03
July 24, 2020
Red Heart
If I asked you what's a healthy smoothie, what color would you give me? 99 times out of a hundred, I bet it'd be green. You don't know, then, that it's not all about green. In today's Precast, I share our new signature recipe Red Heart with you, why we'll be introducing more new red recipes to our lineup, and why you should mix more red into your smoothie intake. Sip in. References The Benefits of Anthocyanins Anthocyanin Benefits the Brain, Eyes & Immune System Good Blood episode Lycopene: Health Benefits and Top Food Sources Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
12:29
July 23, 2020
Green smoothie: sweet or savory?
Right off the bat, let's be clear on sweet. It means "sugary", one of five basic taste sensations. Savory, on the other hand, isn't sweet. It can be spicy or salty or plain palate-agreeable but not sweet. Now, should your green smoothie be sweet or savory? The question is important because whether or not you meet your goals for taking the blend largely depends how you it tastes. Let's dig in. References Too much of everything is boring Are Smoothies Good or Bad? Are Smoothies Good for You? Thanks for listening. Precast is brought to you by Queen of the Smooth -- delicious, nutritionally balanced homemade supermeals. Call 0706 354 0781 to order.
12:59
July 22, 2020
Too much of everything is boring
It's all too easy to toss all dark leafy green veggies in your pantry into the blender because green smoothie, right? But is that what you want to have everyday? Don't suffer boring, people. On today's Precast, I share a helpful tip or two to make it easier to have a cup of greens daily without getting bored sick of them. Talk about wherever you get your smoothie, time to plug Queen of the Smooth...we give you such a wide variety of greens, you can have a different recipe each day for up to 2 weeks! I kid you not. Call 0706 354 0781 to order (we're delivering for now only within Lagos)
11:41
July 21, 2020
How do you eat carrots?
In this episode of Precast by Queen of the Smooth, we look into why you should eat a lotta carrots and one real easy, easy-peasy way to do that. If you're guessing in a smoothie, hell yeah, uhm, Yell Yes! that's what I'm talking about.
14:57
July 20, 2020
Maca is strong and that is a good thing
How does maca still come through even when it's not the star of the mix? The answer is--strong. And strong is what maca does so well, making Clean Catechins a great libido mix. Today, on Precast Kabolobari Benakole enthrones maca on to the altar of sexual desire. Some referenced links: Is Maca an Aphrodisiac? 7 Aphrodisiac Foods That Boost Your Libido
06:23
July 17, 2020
Clean Catechins
Today, Queen of the Smooth is bringing you another proprietary smoothie blend. We're calling it Clean Catechins. It is mainly matcha and maca, the powerful maca. Listen here for the rest of the makeup of the recipe. Referenced Episodes Good Blood Greentea Superpowers
11:51
July 16, 2020
Let's talk about parsley
Today, we catch up on the new recipe to our collection Greentea Superpower, which came out great and deserves a spot. But on this episode, KB gives parsley all the love, a key ingredient in the mix. To order Greentea Superpower, call 0706 354 0781. See all behind the scenes photos at our Instagram @QueenOfTheSmooth.
10:49
July 15, 2020
Greentea Superpowers
At Queen of the Smooth today, we're making green tea. Green tea with superpowers. We're combining matcha, spirulina, and parsley. With the right amount of coconut oil and soymilk. We should get a thick and frothy but smooth pour that just makes you wanna come drink. Sure, it will glide on the tongue to the swallowing with such unforgettable goodness as our smoothies are known for. Superpowers? Well, as for the Good Blood smoothie, it wasn't that red. We like it (in house), haven’t tested it with customers yet. Might in a trial soon. If you’re listening and are in Lagos, you might order at a 25% discount to try, phone number in the show notes - 07063540781.  Yes, Superpowers! when you eat matcha, you eat the entire leaf, so you don't lose any nutrients - antioxidants, better-brain caffeine, relaxing l-theanine, and much more looking to lose weight? who isn't these days! This one's for you. The concentrated dose of vitamins and minerals help your body burn fat...really, matcha should be taken daily either as tea or in smoothie for thermogenesis - fat-burning heat. if you have issues with high cholesterol, spirulina is there for you looking to detox? this is your mix! Useful Links -- Matcha: Benefits and Possible Side Effects Search -- Health Benefits of Matcha
15:39
July 14, 2020
Green or Red, Apple Is Brown
Today, Kabolobari Benakole gets behind the scenes of one of Queen of the Smooth's star recipes--Pear-Apple Unchocolate. He looks at the enzymatic browning that happens to both pear and apple when bruised, and, O how the blender bruises them, say crushes, pulverizes them. But, then, no worries, you still got a brown, chocolatey, without cocoa, mix of highly nutritious supermeal. 
18:38
July 13, 2020
Good Blood
Good Blood (tomato, strawberry, and carrot) boosted with flaxmeal and ginger.
09:24
July 12, 2020