Antioxidant Rich “Moringa Green Smoothie”

  • Moringa Antioxidant Rich Green Smoothie with moringa leaf powder, spinach, ginger, banana, mango, pineapple and hulled hemp seeds. Vegan, gluten-free by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Green smoothies! I think our brains are hardwired to instinctively recognize that green is good for thriving as a human being. Green-stuff is generally loaded with nutrients such as lutein, vitamin K, alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene and lots of things associated with brain cognition and excellent health. 

So when I see a green smoothie, I start to smile (and drool haha). It takes my brain a split second to send signals around my body that says ‘yes please – I’ll take one!’. 

Moringa Antioxidant Rich Green Smoothie with moringa leaf powder, spinach, ginger, banana, mango, pineapple and hulled hemp seeds. Vegan, gluten-free by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Leafy vegetables contain a large amount of a green pigment called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll converts sunlight into energy in a process called photosynthesis – literally harnessing the light of the world whilst bringing you a rich antioxidant that acts against free radicals causing harm within your body. 

Moringa Antioxidant Rich Green Smoothie with moringa leaf powder, spinach, ginger, banana, mango, pineapple and hulled hemp seeds. Vegan, gluten-free by Anastasia, Kind Earth

I’ve partnered with PURA VIDA MORINGA – who produce the moringa products that I am thoroughly enjoying at the moment. I love that their product is organic and ethical. Their business was born from compassion and a desire to bring pure, ethical moringa products to the world. They harvest from a farm in the foothills of Nicaragua, whilst ensuring the highest quality product. You can check them out here: MoringaPowder.com

Moringa leaf powder is a very welcomed addition to my smoothies as it contains 46 known antioxidants (as well as a rich nutrient density). It’s an excellent way to make sure that you get a daily dose of high quality, concentrated greens in your diet.

Moringa is jam-packed with nutrients that have been shown to slow down the aging process, combat stress, create healthier skin, support bone health, lower cholesterol levels and help with vision (to name a few of the benefits). In conjunction with a healthy, plant-based diet, eating a healthy daily dose of greens in very beneficial for human health. I encourage everyone to eat fresh greens along with lunch and dinner. For those on the go, having a green smoothie means you can be sure your body is getting a rapid infusion of what it needs. 

Moringa Antioxidant Rich Green Smoothie with moringa leaf powder, spinach, ginger, banana, mango, pineapple and hulled hemp seeds. Vegan, gluten-free by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Health benefits of Moringa Leaf Powder

Moringa has the following benefits…

  • is an antioxidant superstar
  • is a complete plant-protein food with all essential amino acids
  • has extraordinary cytokinin levels to delay the aging process
  • has good lutein protection for healthy eyes
  • can reduce blood pressure with beta-sitosterol
  • offers antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral action

… and a whole bunch of other stuff!
Please read my full article here: 

Moringa Green Smoothie - Antioxidant Rich

Moringa Green Smoothie - Antioxidant Rich

Yield: 1 large glass
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich green moringa superfood smoothie. Jam-packed full of plant-powered deliciousness.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon moringa leaf powder
  • 200ml water (filtered)
  • 2 ripe bananas (medium size)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (hulled)
  • 1 cm cubed fresh ginger
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 100g frozen pineapple (½ cup)
  • 100g frozen mango (⅔ cup)

Instructions

  1. Blend the moringa leaf powder, banana, hulled hemp seeds, ginger in the water until smooth.
  2. Blend in the baby spinach.
  3. Finally, add the frozen mango and pineapple to the blender and blend until creamy smooth.
  4. It can help to blend in stages, with the frozen fruit in the final stage to stop everything clumping together. You can, however, blend everything in one go if you have a super-powerful blender.
  5. Adjust water levels to your preferred consistency.
  6. Enjoy!

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Moringa Antioxidant Rich Green Smoothie with moringa leaf powder, spinach, ginger, banana, mango, pineapple and hulled hemp seeds. Vegan, gluten-free by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Resources:

Pura Vida Moringa: https://www.moringapowder.com

Research documents on moringa studies from PubMed:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=moringa%20oleifera

Nutrient content of moringa:
http://miracletrees.org/moringa-doc/nutrient-content-of-moringa-oleifera…

 

2 Comments

  1. Anne January 23, 2020 at 11:05 am - Reply

    This looks and sounds wonderful. How long does it keep once made or should it be made fresh each day ?

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