Yes, you can put moringa powder in your milk. In fact, I love putting moringa into my milk to make a nice latte. It reminds me a little bit of like matcha latte. You can add moringa to both cold and hot milk. If you prefer plant based options, you can even put moringa in those too.
What is moringa?
Moringa is a plant that has been used for centuries and is native to North India but grows in also Africa and South America. It is popular because it has medicinal properties and benefits to your health. It is easily brown and is able to retain most of its nutritional value when it is dried.
Moringa leaves are a very good source of vitamins and minerals. The dried leaves are often sold as supplements in powder and capsule form. Nowadays, it is considered to be a superfood as it has a number of medical uses backed by science.
If you are vegan and vegetarian, Moringa contains around 3g of protein per tablespoon. In addition to that, it also contains all the 9 essential amino acids you need. This means that it provides the 9 essential amino acids that the body cannot synthesize and therefore need to obtain it from food to support your body.
Moringa also contains vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. This makes it a very well rounded food as it contains many nutrients that will help your body grow and improve your immunity.
However, if you are pregnant or nursing, it is ideal to skip the Moringa as it might be unsafe due to the chemicals found in the plant. Stick to the leaf powder as the Moringa seeds are known to have a bit of toxicity in your immune cells. In addition, you should always start with around half to 1 teaspoon as it has a slight laxative side effect when you consume it in large quantities.
How to use moringa powder?
Moringa has a slight mild green tea and pepper like smell. When you taste it, it is like a cross between spirulina and matcha. It has a slight bitter and earth like taste and therefore a lot of people say it is similar to matcha.
Moringa can work with a lot of things. Here are just some examples you can put moringa in:
- Sprinkled into your dips and sauces
- Using it like matcha to make a no caffeine drink
- Sprinkling a little bit onto your salads
- Adding it into your baked goods
In fact, it is a very versatile superfood. You can put it in almost anything.
Personally, I like to make a nice moringa latte in the morning. It is really easy to make, all you need is moringa, milk (or plant based milk) and a sweetener (optional). Just add the moringa powder and the sweetener to the milk. If you are using hot milk, then the moringa and sweetener will be able to blend easily into the milk. If you are drinking it cold, then I would suggest using a milk frother to help blend it into the milk. For those of you who are new to moringa powder, I would suggest you start with half a teaspoon and see how you feel before working your way up.
This moringa latte I recommend has no caffeine at all. If you like a jolt of caffeine in the morning, I would suggest adding matcha into the drink as well. Moringa and matcha blends quite well and will help keep your drink appetizing.
I also like to put moringa into my smoothies. Usually, I would put a teaspoon of moringa powder, fruits and vegetables and then a cup of almond milk and blend it in a blender. For those of you who are still aren’t too huge of a fan of the taste, the smoothie will usually overwhelm the moringa taste and you should be able to drink it without tasting the moringa much.
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