Superfood Spotlight: Moringa Powder

A superfood called the most nutrient-rich plant ever studied? Yes please!

Moringa powder is derived of the naturally dried Moringa plant, which is native to India. The name “Moringa,” meaning “reddish-brown,” most likely refers to the color of the seeds, as this green superfood has been held in the same high regard as others like alfalfa sprouts, spirulina, and barley grass.

So what makes it different? Moringa has beneficial properties that are all its own, which is why it has been used since ancient times as a natural antibiotic, a treatment for liver disorders, and as an aid in childbirth. Plus, Moringa has been shown to reduce inflammation, heal wounds, help diabetic patients, reverse iron deficiency, and offer many other benefits to the human body. In fact, individuals who eat just 1 teaspoon of Moringa every day report life-changing results.

How can Moringa help you? Check out the some of the effects of Moringa on the body and decide for yourself!

  • Moringa’s levels of iron, vitamin A, and and magnesium increase energy and decrease fatigue.
  • Vitamin A and E help your skin fight wrinkles and other marks of aging.
  • This superfood’s iron and vitamin A boost your immune system.
  • Moringa plants are jam-packed with protein and amino acids, aiding in muscle growth.
  • The magnesium levels in Moringa are high enough to reduce stress levels (a.k.a the perfect “chill pill”).
  • Calcium and fiber support a healthy digestive system.

Moringa fans love incorporating this powder into smoothies or juice, but for an extra treat (just in time for warmer weather!) check out this recipe for Moringa and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream:

Moringa Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tsp Moringa Powder
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ avocado
  • Small handful fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Handful of raw cacao nibs

Directions:

  1. Blend frozen bananas and coconut milk in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Add avocado, moringa, mint and sweetener (if using) and blend again.
  3. Pour into a container and fold in raw cacao nibs or chopped raw chocolate.
  4. Freeze until set then scoop into bowls or eat straight away for soft-serve style ice cream.

Enjoy, superfoodies!

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