Moringa has been renowned for centuries as a nutrient-dense plant and traditional medicine. Used to treat and prevent a wide range of diseases, inflammatory conditions, and nutrient deficiencies, it’s a real plant superhero.
If you want some of this moringa power in your life, then it’s time to start adding moringa powder to your diet. We’ve numerous easy and tasty ways you can do just that.
Moringa’s Marvelous Benefits
Before we dive into how you can add moringa to your diet, let’s explore this plant’s many benefits and incredible properties.
The leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree are the richest in essential nutrients, proteins and antioxidants. But the plant’s seeds, bark and fruit also have a wide range of applications when it comes to promoting lasting good health.
Moringa owes its reputation to its broad spectrum of antioxidants and nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C and E, iron, zinc, calcium, and amino acids.
Did you know: Many recent studies show that moringa leaf powder introduces a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and macro-nutrients into your system.
These elements are capable of limiting the symptoms of inflammation-driven diseases like arthritis and lifestyle diseases like type II diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
Moringa can even work on alleviating certain skin conditions, including acne, eczema and psoriasis, especially when applied topically.
Why Add Moringa Powder to Your Diet?
Moringa powder is one of the best and easiest ways to incorporate nutrient-rich moringa leaves into your daily diet.
When you incorporate a high quality powder into your meals and snacks, it allows you to seamlessly enjoy the many benefits that moringa has to offer, whether you’re at home, on the go, or even traveling abroad and in need of a boost.
Did you know: While fresh, unprocessed moringa leaves have a very distinctive green flavor that many people find overwhelming, powdered moringa leaves contain only a subtle version of this taste whilst extending shelf life and retaining all of its nutrients.
Using moringa this way also makes it easier to measure out reliable, consistent dosages. This is a plus if you are taking moringa to address or treat a specific health condition for which a standard dose is recommended.
What Does Moringa Taste Like?
Moringa powder has a green, slightly spicy flavor that is reminiscent of spinach or matcha green tea.
Although it does resemble other green powders like chlorella and spirulina, moringa doesn’t have the same overpowering flavor that some of these supplements can contain. This makes moringa a fairly easy superfood to incorporate into your daily diet.
If you don’t enjoy the taste of moringa powder, you may still be able to benefit from it when adding it to your meals too. The key to achieving this is to strategically use ingredients to mask its flavor.
For instance, when adding moringa powder to a smoothie, you could add several potent-tasting fruits like mango, strawberries, and pineapple to add plenty of sweetness and mask the taste of the moringa.
Did you know: Spices like cinnamon and ginger also help to tone down moringa’s earthiness and make it more palatable, even for children.
Is Moringa Powder Vegan?
Green Virgin Products’ certified organic Moringa Leaf Powder is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It’s wild-harvested using careful practices and does not contain fillers of any kind. This assures you that there are no hidden animal products or byproducts contained therein.
The high nutrient value of moringa powder is not only vegan but could be of great benefit to those on vegan and plant-based diets too. This supplement contains many of the nutrients that people on vegan diets tend to become deficient in, including:
- Complete Protein
This means that moringa powder could be used as a nutritional booster to ensure that vegans and vegetarians are getting all the nutrients they need to live well.
Our Top 10 Ways to Add Moringa to Your Diet
Moringa is a must-try superfood, and its powdered form makes it so simple to add it to all of your favorite meals, snacks and condiments. Here are our top ten ways to add moringa powder to your diet.
Moringa powder is a delicious addition to smoothies that packs a punch without making your breakfast taste bitter or unappealing. We recommend starting off your smoothie with a base of yogurt, water, or frozen banana for creaminess, adding your preferred fruits and vegetables, and finishing off with a teaspoon (roughly 2g) of moringa.
Blend until smooth and enjoy. You can also incorporate ingredients like freshly grated ginger root, cinnamon, and hemp seeds for an even more nutritious resul
Mango and Moringa Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon moringa powder
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- A pinch of ground turmeric (optional)
- A pinch of ground ginger (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
This smoothie recipe is a great way to enjoy the benefits of moringa powder with the sweetness and tanginess of mangoes and oranges. The Greek yogurt, orange juice and unsweetened almond milk helps to balance the earthy taste of moringa powder, making it more palatable.
If you’re not a fan of smoothies with too much of a texture or ‘bite’ to them, try reducing the amount of moringa powder you’re adding to your smoothie for a smoother taste.
Additionally, by adding turmeric and ginger will enhance the flavor and also boost the health benefits of your smoothie too!
Ginger works really well next to moringa as the strong and punchy ginger taste masks the slightly earthy flavor of the moringa powder.
Moringa can dress up virtually any soup you can think of, from hot to cold, clear to creamy, and everything in between. Prepare your favorite soup recipe as usual, and towards the end of its cooking time, stir some moringa powder into a little cold water before incorporating it into the soup. Doing this will help to ensure that as many nutrients are preserved as possible.
Calculate how much powder to add to your soup recipe by adding one teaspoon of moringa (2g) for each serving of soup your recipe produces.
Moringa and Lentil Soup
- Moringa and Lentil Soup:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon moringa powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the lentils, broth, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
- Remove from heat and stir in moringa powder and lemon juice.
- For a smooth texture, use a blender to blend the soup until smooth.
- Return to the pot and heat through if necessary.
- Serve hot and garnish with fresh cilantro.
This soup is an easy and healthy recipe that uses the earthy taste of moringa to enhance the flavor of the lentils, while the cumin, coriander and smoked paprika, together with the garlic, onion and lemon juice, add more depth of flavor and aroma to the dish.
What’s great about adding moringa powder to the soup is the heat and moisture from the soup softens the moringa powder giving it less texture and makes the moringa less noticeable too.
Additionally, the moringa powder can even thicken the soup too making it useful in dish as well as adding extra nutrition.
3: Salad Dressings
The earthy and mildly spicy taste of moringa brightens the flavors of salads while adding extra nutrients to the mix. Our best pick is a simple salad vinaigrette made with moringa powder. Add to a blender:
- 3 cloves of crushed garlic
- Quarter-teaspoon salt
- Half a cup of olive oil,
- 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- Teaspoon of the dried herbs of your choice
- Teaspoon of pure moringa powder
Shake, blend or whisk well to combine, and use right away to give your salad a vibrant appeal.
Did you know that you can also incorporate moringa powder into freshly pressed juices? The best way to do this is to mix your moringa powder into the pressed juice once it has been made. Then drink it immediately to enjoy the full range of nutrients it has to offer.
Healthy moringa powder can easily be mixed into some plain or flavored yogurt to give it a nutritional boost and a complex, green flavor. If you aren’t a fan of the taste of moringa, be sure to add fruits, honey, or granola to your yogurt to soften the taste without missing out on this plant’s proven health benefits.
6: Baked Breads and Cakes
Green Virgin Products’ moringa powder is delicious in baked breads and cakes, and it gives them a beautiful green swirl or tinge for a novel look. Add two teaspoons of moringa to your bread or cake recipe by mixing it into the flour and leavening agent before adding the wet ingredients.
Plus, you can add it to cake icing to create nuanced flavor profiles and enjoy a healthier treat overall.
Moringa and banana bread
- Moringa Banana Bread:
- 1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons moringa powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and moringa powder.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla extract.
- Gently mix in mashed bananas.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with milk.
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
This banana bread recipe is a great way to add a nutritious boost of moringa powder to your diet while enjoying a treat! The moringa powder adds a subtle earthy flavor that complements the sweetness of the banana and sugar.
Alternate the amount of moringa to suit your taste increasing the amount of moringa as you become more familiar to the flavour. This banana and moringa bread recipe also makes a great breakfast
Oats are already packed with energy-boosting nutrients, including fiber, protein, zinc, B vitamins, iron and selenium, according to data from Healthline. Adding moringa powder to your daily oatmeal could help to give you an even better energy boost in the mornings and could serve as an excellent source of nutrients for active kids, growing teens, and even seniors who need extra protein and vitamins to feel their best.
Prepare your oatmeal per your usual recipe, and just before serving, stir in one teaspoon of pure moringa powder per serving or bowl. Finish off with your favorite toppings – yogurt, fruit, honey, jam or spices – and enjoy stable energy levels throughout the day.
8: Pesto and Cooking Sauces
The strong flavors of pesto and cooking sauces like passata help to mask the taste of moringa powder without masking its benefits. The powder can effortlessly be added to pestos just before blending or incorporated into hot sauces during or just after the cooking period. The latter method will help to retain as many nutrients as possible.
You can whip up a classic basil pesto with a moringa boost by adding the following ingredients to a blender:
- 80g of chopped basil leaves
- 50g of pine nuts or slivered almonds
- 50g of Parmesan cheese
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons of moringa powder
- A pinch of salt
Blend the mixture until it reaches your preferred consistency, and serve with crackers, over pasta, with crudites, or simply on its own with a spoon!
Guacamole is a true classic that pairs just as well with nachos and tacos as it does with a bag of corn chips or potato chips on game day. Take your guacamole to a new level with the addition of some of our pure, natural moringa powder.
To make your new favorite guacamole, add the following to a food processor:
- 3 ripe avocados (peeled and chopped)
- Juice of one lime or half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper
- Teaspoon of minced garlic
- 2-4 teaspoons of moringa powder
Blend until smooth, and then mix in a half-cup of diced red onion, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro, and 2 finely chopped tomatoes. Mix until combined, and finish with a few tablespoons of quality olive oil if you wish.
Hummus is yet another iconic condiment that pairs exceptionally well with fresh-tasting, green ingredients.
Create an easy yet nutrient-packed spinach and moringa hummus by combining:
- 1 drained can of chickpeas
- 2 tablespoons of tahini
- Handful of chopped fresh spinach
- 2-4 teaspoons of moringa powder
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons each of lemon juice and olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Put all these ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and enjoy with pita chips, health crackers, vegetable wedges, or even simply on toast.
Supercharge Your Health with Green Virgin Products
Here at Green Virgin Products, we only supply and sell 100% pure, high quality moringa powder made of the finest fresh-dried leaves.
Our products contain no adulterants, preservatives or fillers, and our unique oxidation-free packaging ensures that you’ll enjoy the same powerful dose of nutrients every time you add our moringa powder to one of your beloved recipes.