Moringa oleifera is known for the amazing nutritional content and medicinal properties of its leaves; in fact its health benefits are so widely recognised and revered that it’s also become known as the “Miracle Tree”. Moringa supplements give your body a wonderfully balanced dose of vitamins and minerals, while also improving your digestion and combating inflammatory conditions. But there are so many more ways to enjoy the benefits of moringa than simply taking a tablet! We’ve got three delicious moringa recipes lined up for you to try. Bon appétit!
Minty Moringa Iced Tea
- 4 cups filtered water, boiling
- 2 cups filtered water, cold
- 6 moringa tea bags
- 2 fresh sprigs of mint
- 4tsp raw honey or agave
- 4tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Ice cubes, mint leaves & lemon slices to serve
- Add the moringa tea bags & mint sprigs to the boiling water; leave to infuse for about 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags & the mint; leave the tea to cool to room temperature.
- Stir in the honey & lemon juice until thoroughly mixed.
- Add the cold water; pour the mixture into a glass serving jug & leave to chill in the fridge.
- Layer ice & fresh mint leaves in some drinking glasses. Pour in the tea, garnish with a sprig of mint & a lemon slice.
Moringa Pesto Pasta Sauce
A nutrient-dense twist on classic basil pesto. This sauce is a real treat with pasta and pizza.
- 3-4tsp moringa powder
- 50g pine nuts
- 2 handfuls fresh basil leaves
- 50ml extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- 50g Parmesan cheese (or our mock Parmesan)
- 50ml filtered water
- Simply blend all ingredients together until smooth, then serve drizzled over your favourite pasta dish!
- This pesto goes perfectly with wholewheat penne.
Vanilla Moringa Cupcakes
Yes, really – delicious cupcakes made with a generous helping of healing moringa leaf! This batter is moist and tasty, and not to sweet. Who says eating your greens is boring?
- 1 cup organic sugar
- ½ cup unsalted grass-fed butter (softened)
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- 3-4tsp moringa powder
- 1½ cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free alternative)
- 1¾tsp aluminium-free baking powder
- ½ cup milk or almond milk
- Pinch of salt
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
- Cream the softened butter & sugar together until light & fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time; stir in the vanilla extract.
- Sift together the flour, moringa powder, baking powder & salt.
- Add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture & combine well using a ladle or spatula.
- Stir in the milk until you have a smooth creamy batter.
- Pour into a lined cupcake tin & bake for approx. 20 minutes. Makes about 12 cupcakes.