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.
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.
2-4 leaves of kale or chard
1 Tbsp. almond butter
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?