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Morning Moringa Smoothie!

January 8, 2019

In needing to change up my smoothie game as of recent, and given that I found myself staring at an almost-full container of Moringa sitting on my counter(!), it was time to pick up that Moringa and experiment with it! It is a pretty new ingredient to me, in terms of incorporating it into my day-to-day, so I'm excited to rely on it more often in the near future!

 

Moringa, from the Moringa oleifera tree native to northern India, is highly valued for both its nutritional properties and its effectiveness as a therapeutic source of herbal medicine[i]. It is antioxidant-rich; a source of antioxidant nutrients vitamin C, beta-carotene and quercetin[ii]. Moringa is also a source of additional vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B2 (Riboflavin) and B6 (Pyroxidine), iron and magnesium[iii].

 

You may learn more about Moringa by visiting this article, or by visiting a research study about it, here! (Download the PDF version of the research article appearing in the top-right hand corner of the screen.)

 

*As with any natural supplement that is new to you, please do your due diligence and research whether it is suitable for you, given your personal state of health and any particular health-related circumstances.

 

Given I'm still learning about moringa and how to use it, the following recipe is inspired by and adapted from the "Chunky Monkey Moringa Smoothie" recipe, courtesy of Making Thyme for Health!

 

 

Morning Moringa Smoothie

 

Yield: 2 cups

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

 

Total Time: 5 minutes

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 frozen banana (add a couple of ice cubes if using a fresh banana)

  • 1 heaping tbsp. SunButter (or more!)

  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder

  • 1 tbsp. Moringa powder

 

Directions:

 

Combine all ingredients into a high-speed blender, and blend thoroughly until well-combined. Enjoy!

 

 

ENDNOTES

 

[i] Arnarson, Atli. (2018, May 4). 6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Moringa Oleifera. Retrieved January 5, 2019 from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera​

 

[i] Arnarson, Atli. (2018, May 4). 6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Moringa Oleifera. Retrieved January 5, 2019 from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera​

 

[iii] [i] Arnarson, Atli. (2018, May 4). 6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Moringa Oleifera. Retrieved January 5, 2019 from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera​

 

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