I first discovered moringa at a farmers market in Florida. It was tucked in with all the other fresh herbs. I had never seen or heard of moringa but after talking with the farmers who were excited to share the benefits of the plant I bought a bunch to add to my salads and smoothies. Moringa needs a lot of sunshine and warm weather to grow. So if you live in a warm climate you could try growing it in your garden but here in Canada it will be a challenge, so you will definitely need a visit to your local health food store where you can find it in a powdered form.
This superfood comes from the moringa tree and is often called the “miracle” tree for lots of good reasons. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals and a few leaves or a spoonful of moringa will be more than enough to give you a daily nutritional boost. Moringa leaves are high in protein and a good sources of Vitamins A, B, and C. They also have high levels of calcium, iron, and potassium, making it ideal for anyone looking to increase their nutrient intake.
Try adding moringa to smoothies, juices, or stir a spoonful into a bowl of yogourt or oatmeal. It can also be used to make a tea, just mix moringa powder into hot water with a slice of lemon and honey. I have not tried baking with moringa but I am playing around with a Moringa Morning Muffin Muffin recipe - coming soon.
To make this latte I am using powdered moringa, it is a vibrant green colour and has a bright earthy rich taste. When mixed with some almond milk and honey it is deliciously warming; perfect for this mid-February stay at home snow day.
Moringa Tea Latte
1 1/2 tbsp moringa powder
3 cups plant based milk
2 tsp maple syrup, honey, stevia or any sweetener your like to use
1 tsp coconut oil
1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly until well-combined.
2. Just before the boiling point remove from heat.
3. Blend well with a whisk to make it a bit frothy.
4. Pour into two mugs and enjoy.