Good Moringa to you! Introducing the Latest Superfood.

Fresh From the Fields- Issue #33

It’s time to power up your morning with this amazing nutrient-dense plant: Moringa (Moringa oleifera). These vivid green trees are nature’s super-power food and contain more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants leaving you feeling powerful. Are you ready to power up? 

WE'RE ALWAYS looking for ingredients that add an extra dose of nutrients without a lot of fuss. Moringa fits the bill so we've added it to our kitchen staples.  

Here's why:

4 X the vitamin A found in carrots

7 X the vitamin C found in oranges

4 X the calcium found in milk

3 x the potassium found in bananas

2 X the protein found in yogurt

THE MORINGA is native to India but can also be found in other tropical and subtropical regions. Almost every part of the tree can be used for something, but the leaves and drumstick pods are most commonly used in food. From leaves, to pods, to oils, to powders - there are a multitude of ways to include this super-food into your diet.  Here's how to use the powder: 

SHAKE IT into juice, dressing or cocktails

BAKE IT into breads and goodies 

BLEND IT into your morning smoothies

SPRINKLE IT... onto salads, veg, and pastas

STIR IT into soups, sauces and tea

TIME TO GET IT in ya...most health food stores already carry this product so check their shelves and see what they have in stock or order online from several sources including www.well.ca.

Try the recipe below for a delicious way to incorporate moringa into your morning smoothie. 

Recipe

  • 2-4 leaves of kale or chard

  • 1 banana

  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter

  • 1 date

  • ½ - ¾ cups coconut water

  • 1 Tbsp. cacao powder

  • ½ tsp. moringa leaf

  • 1 cup ice

Now, how are you going to start your morning?