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: 

Ingredients: 
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


Directions: 
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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11 comments:

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

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  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!

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    1. Just another green powder with lots of calcium..

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

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  4. Angie,
    I love my smoothie- so so tasty

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

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  6. 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. :)

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  7. 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.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  8. 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!!!

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

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  10. 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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