I just discovered something totally awesome and, maybe, even life changing...moringa powder.
What the heck is moringa powder you ask? ...if you don't already know...
Well, moringa is a superfood, meaning it's packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids & it comes in a tasteless powder form so it's so crazy easy to add to anything...your daily water, baking, cooking, etc. Moringa leaves are found in Asia and Africa, and have long been a medicinal resource.
|Not the most exciting looking plant, amirite? via|
Now, if you're currently riding the matcha train as many people are (myself included) do some research and you'll see that the properties of moringa may be slightly more superfood-y than matcha. Just thought I'd throw that in there!
So what exactly is so great about moringa that I'm writing about it at this moment? Let me give you a quick rundown of why people are obsessing over this super superfood...
+ Natural Energy & Concentration Booster
+ Helps to regulate blood sugar levels
+ Super rich in protein (contains 15 amino acids), calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium
Moringa has 3x the amount of potassium found in a banana and 4x the amount of beta carotene found in carrots!
+ Amazing detoxifier as it attaches to toxins within the body and flushes 'em out
+ An anti-inflammatory and antiseptic
+ Has high concentrations of Vitamin A, C, & E rejuvenate skin
+ Ingested or applied topically can help to calm and treat acne
+ Helps to strengthen hair follicles
I just started using moringa and adding it into my daily routine, and I highly suggest it. I'm still in my beginning phases of using it daily, but so far so great! I scoop some powder in my water, stir it up, and I'm good to go- you don't taste anything at all.
I've also been reading up on different recipes that I'm looking forward to trying...especially the cheesecake, duh. & it's so easy to add a teaspoon to any type of sauce you're making since it doesn't taste like anything.
|Moringa Pasta via|
|Minty Moringa Pea Soup via|
|Moringa Spinach & Asparagus "Risotto" via|
|Moringa Mint Cheesecake Hearts via|
If you're looking to add something new to your healthy you routine this spring, give moringa a try! I order my moringa powder here from Nuts.com- it's a great price and there are different options for how much you want to order. If you want to try out a sample before committing, it's only $3.00!
PS: Obviously, I'm not a doctor, so you should def ask yours before adding this to your routine.
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