Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Why I've added Moringa Powder to my Smoothies for Breakfast

I've started to make a smoothies again for breakfast. This time I've added moringa powder which is very rich in calcium.
I know it's winter, but I'm in Florida, it's hot, and I just don't feel like eating much in the morning. In addition, I LOVE  the taste and the boost I get from my delicious smoothie.

Smoothies are easy to make, contain lots of nutrients, and easy to digest. It's a great way to start the day especially for anyone with gluten intolerance who may have difficulty digesting and absorbing nutrients.

When I wake up, I first have a glass or two of water with lemon.
Then I take an hour walk.
When I return, I make my smoothie which is usually about 9:30 am.

It holds me until around 11: 30 ish when I start to prepare lunch.

The smoothie I've been making is only 1 point on Weight Watchers. It's part of my wellness and self care program, and it can be part of a weight loss program as well. Many times I'm asked what can you have for breakfast when you are gluten free. This is a delicious and power packed breakfast.

In addition to fruit ( blueberries and banana) and vegetables ( kale), I add cocoa powder and calcium rich moringa powder. Sometimes I top it with diced mango and some fresh mint and eat it with a spoon!!

What is moringa powder? The Moringa tree is considered to be one of the most nutritious plants world wide. Aside from being a good source of antioxidants, moringa powder is rich in calcium, Vit A, and iron. It's a popular supplement to help boost the nutritional content of smoothies!

I was first introduced to moringa by the knowledgeable owner of my local Russian health food store. I live near a Russian community part of the year and they seem to be very interested and knowledgeable about herbs. OMG! Superfoods Organic Moringa Powder - 

I also have become interested in the writings of Anthony Williams, the medical medium.
His Book: Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables  - I was able to find a copy at my local library- He has other books too that focus on thyroid. 

He is a big advocate of the power of fruit for healing. I used to cut down on fruit, but he has convinced me of it's amazing benefits. I find all of his books very informative. His most recent book is Liver Rescue :  

Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease- It's a great read!

I feel like my smoothie is a simple way to boost my nutrition and immunity-

My Daily Smoothie: 

1.5 cups of almond milk
1 cup of frozen wild blueberries
1 ripe banana
1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 tablespoons of moringa leaf powder
1 stalk of kale
1 small piece of organic lemon peel
a few drops of liquid stevia

Place almond milk, frozen berries, banana, cocoa, moringa powder, kale, stevia and lemon peel in a strong blender. Whiz util smooth and blended. Drink and immediately.

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  1. Sounds like a really great treat for the breakfast!

  2. Must admit I never heard of moringa leaf powder, but now I'm going to research it. Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a super day!

  3. Nice article as well as whole site.Thanks.

  4. How interesting! I have never heard of that powder before, but it seems worth investigating.

  5. Thanks for the heads up about moringa powder (never heard of it!). I used to do smoothies for breakfast and should try again. I'm not a big fan of kale but everything else you added sounds good. :)

  6. My comment was just eaten by your hungry blog. I was saying how it looks very challenging to cook safe foods for chronic diseases. I'm glad I don't have to resort to a "medium" to find a way to eat healthy food.

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  7. I have never heard of moringa either. I'll have to look for it. I had to laugh at your smoothie because it's almost exactly the one my husband loves. We don't use the sweetener (or the moringa) and alternate between kale and spinach. Yummmm!!!

  8. New to me too. Cheers from carole's chatter

  9. I have never heard of moringa, so I have learned something new today. I will have to look for this and try it! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us for our special St. Patrick's Day Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon.
    Miz Helen


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