Matcha is part of my daily routine a few days per week. It’s high in antioxidants, boosts metabolism, gives you steady energy throughout the day, helps you detox, and reduces stress. Recently I’ve been adding an additional superfood ingredient to my matcha routine – Moringa. It’s a superfood for the following reasons:
1. Balances hormones. It acts as an adaptogen, meaning it can help increase low levels of hormones, and bring down high levels of hormones.
2. High in Protein & Iron. Moringa leaves contain more iron that spinach leaves. A serving of moringa contains all 9 amino acids, making it a complete plant protein, which is rare. Usually to achieve a complete plant protein, it’s necessary to combine multiple plant based ingredients. Also, a serving of moringa counts as a full serving of vegetables. Your body is able to digest the nutrients easier than in supplements, since they are naturally occuring.
3. Good For Your Skin. Moringa contains vitamin A, C, and E, which help promote your collagen production. This helps fight aging.
4. Per gram, moringa contains:
- 2x the protein of yogurt
- 4x Vitamin A of carrots
- 3x potassium of bananas
- 4x calcium of milk
- 7x Vitamin C of oranges
Try out this easy iced moringa matcha recipe!
- 2 tsp. ceremonial grade matcha powder
- 2 tsp. moringa powder
- 1 Tbs. date syrup, honey, or agave
- 3/4 c. coconut milk
- 1/4 c. 2% milk
- 1 Tbs. vanilla coffee creamer
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Put ice in glass and pour moringa matcha over the ice.
- Serve and enjoy.