What Is Moringa Anyway?
Moringa is a small tree, also known as a “Miracle Tree” or “Horseradish Tree”. This tree comes from India and parts of it have been used to help certain ailments for many years. The best quality brands are the ones that try to retain as much of the nutrients in moringa as possible. To do this, the leaves are kept raw by gently drying them. They are then ground up into a fine powder-this is what to look for at your local health foods store.
Moringa’s Health Benefits
Like chlorella and cilantro, moringa produces phytochelatins. In a study with rats and mice, theses phytochelatins helped to bind up heavy metals. In chlorella, these phytochelatins are also known to clean up heavey metals in bodies of water.Until further research is done on humans………it’s a wonder if they’ll have the same affect in us?
However, we do know that moringa is a great source of non-heme iron. In just 6 grams or 2 teaspoons, it contains 15% of your daily recommended intake. It’s also a great source of vitamin A,E and C which are also antioxidants. At 10% a serving, moringa a great source of calcium as well.
With 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fibre ( per serving),on top of all the other nutritional value, makes this a food supplement worthy of a try!
Moringa Tea Latte
1 Cup of preferred milk alternative ( unsweetened). I use Silk organic soy milk in this recipe for taste and texture.
1/4 cup of boiled water
3 Medjool dates, pitted
1/4 tsp of pure vanilla extract
1 tsp of moringa leaf powder
1 tsp of coconut sugar (optional)
Place dates and boiled water into a blender and let them soak for a couple minutes. Heat milk while dates are soaking. Then, add the rest of your ingredients, including milk, into the blender. Blend on low for 20 seconds and then on medium/high for another 20 seconds.
If you don’t like as much froth in your latte, blend for less time.