WHAT IS MORINGA?
Moringa is a nutrient packed tree, the Moringa Oleifera, found in India. All parts of the plant are actually useful and edible, hence the nickname 'miracle tree'.
However the most potent nutritional content and healing properties stem from the leaves of the moringa tree. In the west, they are most commonly used in dried and ground powder form or capsules.
The nutrient density of moringa varies by growing conditions and preparation, but many studies rank moringa with more vitamin C than oranges, more vitamin A than carrots, more potassium than bananas, and more iron than spinach. Moringa is also high in protein, and contains an impressive 8 of the 9 essential amino acids, a rare trait in plant-based proteins.
10 POWERFUL BENEFITS
Moringa fights free radicals, fights inflammation, helps to reduce diabetes symptoms, protects the cardiovascular system, supports brain. health, protects the liver, enhances wound healing, and contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
In addition moringa is antifungal, antiviral and acts as antidepressant.
THREE DELICIOUS RECIPES USING MORINGA
1. OVERNIGHT OATS WITH MORINGA
Use a mix of your favourite dried fruits, herbs and spices as base, add 1 tablespoon moringa powder and mix. Soak your oats in this broth overnight and enjoy in the morning. Dried figs and dried cranberries add a bit of sweetness if needed.
2. ZUCHINI 'PASTA' WITH MORINGA AVOCADO PESTO
Make a portion of zucchini zoodles - possibly add a few carrot strings, too. Mix your avocado bites with sea salt, ground pepper and 1 tablespoon of moringa and make a firm 'pesto' mix. Toss a few halves of cherry tomatoes, and your healthy, delicious and colourful pasta mix is ready.
3. MAGICAL CACAO & MATCHA MORINGAROONS VIA SUPERFOODIFY.COM
Here are the ingredients you will need:
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 tablespoon moringa powder
1 heaped tablespoon matcha
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
Optional cacao crunch: 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
pinch of sea salt
5 tablespoons maple syrup
4 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons cashew butter (any nut or seed butter will do)
1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1. Mix all dry ingredients (except cacao magic) in a bowl.
2. Add in wet ingredients, mix well until the texture is even.
3. Now, you have two choices:
(1)You can either press the mixture into an ice cube tray (fun shapes, like stars, are the best!) and freeze for 2 hours. After that, your moringaroons are ready to be indulged. Remember to keep them in the fridge.
(2) Shape the mixture into balls, then roll them in cacao magic and cacao nibs for an indulgently healthy chocolate touch. Freeze for 2 hours, then keep in a tight container in the fridge.
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