Superfoods 2018: Energize with Moringa

Pronounced “mor in ga”. It is considered a superfood according to Dr. Oz that will help boost your energy. Moringa is derived from the leaf of the moringa tree which is native to Africa and Asia. It is most popular in powder form. But, you also purchase the leaves.

Moringa
Moringa (powder and natural state)

So what makes moringa so great? It contains almost 25 % protein, including all 9 of the essential amino acids. Amino acids are important for key functions in the body and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that support healthy skin, nails and hair.

Purchase some moringa and give the recipes below a try!

Recipes

Smoothie + Moringa powder

If you love smoothies, adding Moringa powder to your diet. Simply add the desired amount of Moringa to your smoothie each day and enjoy. Expect the color your smoothie to change!

Soup/Sandwich + Moringa powder

You can easily sprinkle 1 tsp of Moringa powder on a cup of soup or on a sandwich. Do this a few times throughout the day.

Water + Moringa powder

Mix 1/2 tsp of Moringa powder into an 8 oz or more of water. Be sure to use a water bottle that you can shake vigorously prior to drinking. The powder tends to settle pretty fast so regular shaking is required.

Icy Drink blend + Moringa leaves

For a fresh nutritious drink, mix as many of the following ingredients (ginger, lemon, honey, mint leaves, ice, moringa leaves) as you have in a blender and add plenty of water. Experiment with the ingredient ratios. For more flavor, exchange water for low fat coconut milk.

Peanut Butter + Moringa powder

Mix Moringa powder into the peanut butter. Add up to 1 tablespoon in your peanut butter. It takes some practice being able to mix the powder into the peanut butter; but once you do it a couple of times, you’ll never want to eat plain peanut butter again.