Wellness Encyclopedia: Moringa & Morning Moringa Latte

One ingredient that deserves a place of honor in your wellness arsenal is moringa. Similarly grassy-hued as matcha, this bright, earthy powder isn’t just a superfood fad.

Is there any better way to show your body the love it deserves than by feeding it gorgeous, nutritious food every day? In a perfect world, we’d always feed ourselves exactly what we need, but the onslaught of life – the environment, stress, obligations, etc. – often has other plans, leaving us with a deficiency… or at least a desire to get back on the healthy bandwagon. To cope, we rest, we reset, and we seek out ingredients that bring health back around. One ingredient that deserves a place of honor in your wellness arsenal is moringa. Similarly grassy-hued as matcha, this bright, earthy powder isn’t just a superfood fad. Used for hundreds of years to support the entire system, moringa has experienced a boom in popularity for its ability to help the whole body. Ready to learn what this superfood can do for you? Read on…

What is moringa?

Native to Pakistan, India, and Nepal, Moringa oleifera has quickly gained traction a a popular superfood – and for good reason. Trusted for hundreds of years to treat a variety of conditions related to the cardiovascular system, immune function, digestion and the skin, moringa could be a saving grace in our environmentally unstable and nutritionally-deficient world.

Moringa benefits:

Moringa is a natural source of vital nutrients, including protein, vitamins A and C, calcium, and potassium, making it ideal for nearly anyone looking to increase their nutrient intake. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, moringa could provide anti-inflammatory support and fight the signs of aging, increasing cellular turnover to reveal renewed skin. The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of moringa have been shown to be effective in fighting certain infections, especially those located on the skin. These same qualities could even aid in digestion, making moringa an excellent addition to your gut-friendly routine.

How to use moringa:

Moringa is similar in looks to matcha and can be used in similar ways – moringa leaf powder can be enjoyed as a tea (try it mixed into hot water with a bit of lemon and honey), or as an addition to your daily smoothie or green juice. If you’re in a rush, moringa can also be mixed into cold water! Have a little extra time? Make the morning moringa latte below for a grounding, tonifying way to start your day.

Morning Moringa Latte

Ingredients

½ tsp moringa leaf powder

½ tsp matcha

2 tbsp coconut butter

1 tbsp Tocos

1 tsp raw honey

8 oz hot water

Method

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Pour into a mug – enjoy!

 

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This sounds like a super comforting warm drink in the morning! Thank you for the recipe!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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Sounds great! :)

Monte J Bellis

Most moringa powder
Tastes nasty. Zija taste good but is EXTREMELY expensive.

Oliver

I used to be so skinny and had been wanting to gain weight never thought that only moringa could make dream possible . Aside from that i truly believe in the health benefits of moringa

Ro

Just when I thought I’d tried everything under the sun to clear my acne this Moringa tea has done wonders for me. I had only been using it for 2 weeks and drinking it twice a day when I started to see my face clear up and start to feel like new. I’m 36 yrs old and I am so happy I stumbled upon this amazing tea. I ordered mine on Amazon called “Kiva” and it has hardly any taste at all. A must try!!!

Christina

Please note that there is evidence that Moringa can induce abortions due to causing contractions in the uterus. Pregnant women should not, at any time, take Moringa.

akash

GREAT BLOG.THANK FOR SHARING THIS POST

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