This creamy moringa smoothie recipe is so delicious, loaded with plant-based antioxidants and fiber, this is now a family favorite smoothie.
Moringa smoothie for breakfast is one of the most energizing drink that you could have, as a matter of fact, we enjoy smoothies even for supper like Blueberry Banana Smoothie, Orange Creamsicle Smoothie, Apple Pie Smoothie.
Moringa Smoothie Recipe
So here in Florida, our moringa tree is doing phenomenal, it has grown a lot and now it is even flowering. I have been enjoying smoothies made with fresh moringa leaves and I plan to dry the leaves and blend into moringa powder for the winter. The moringa leaves can also be frozen. I have noticed that I have a boost of energy whenever I drink moringa smoothie or moringa tea so I had to share it with you.
After researching about the beneficial properties of moringa, I’m planning to grow more trees in my backyard.
What Is Moringa?
Moringa Olefiera is also commonly called Drumstick Tree, Ben Oil Tree, Horseradish Tree, it is grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The entire tree is edible and it is used as a staple food or medicinal plant in many parts of the world where it is grown, such as India, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Moringa tree grows well in arid areas, it grows very fast and provides nutrition to many who are impoverished.
Nutritional Benefits Of Moringa
Moringa is classified as a superfood, it is nutrient-dense and has beneficial antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is known to be high in protein, it contains all 9 essential amino acids. Moringa leaves are a great source of Vitamin A, B2, B6, C, E, K, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and fiber.
Moringa leaves are also known to:
- Boost Energy.
- Hair Growth
- Reduce Stress
- Improve Digestion
- Reduce Wrinkles
- Boost Immune System
- Stabilize Blood Sugar
- Reduces Inflammation
Where To Buy Moringa?
Moringa leaf powder is sold as a supplement in health food stores here in the USA and Online. Fresh leaves are sold in bunches here in Florida at local Farmer’s markets. The tree is fast-growing and can be grown from seeds in pots in a colder climate.
What Does Moringa Taste Like?
Moringa leaf tastes like spinach or matcha, it does have a slightly sweet after taste, It is not an alga, like spirulina. I find that incorporating moringa in a smoothie is a great way to enjoy the flavor.
How To Make Moringa Smoothie Recipe?
If you are using the fresh leaves, you want to make sure you use the fresh leaves only and not the stem of the plant, Remove the leaves and rinse, add to your blender along with your non-dairy milk, and 1 frozen banana, blend until smooth and creamy, serve immediately.
Substitute moringa powder for the fresh leaves, add 1 tablespoon of dried powder with your non-dairy milk and banana and blend until smooth and creamy.
Consult your physician if you are taking medications, pregnant or breastfeeding before you include moringa in your diet.
Potential side effects of moringa leaf are lower blood pressure and slower heart rate.
Other Smoothie Recipes To Try
- Green Smoothie Detox Recipe
- Nopal Cactus Smoothie
- Persimmon Smoothie
- Pear Ginger Smoothie
- Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie
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- Energy: 125 kcal / 523 kJ
- Fat: 3 g
- Protein: 3 g
- Carbs: 40 g
- Preparation: 5 min
- Ready in: 5 min
- Add almond milk, moringa, and frozen banana to a high-speed blender.
- Process until the smoothie is smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.