WATCH OUT MATCHA...MORINGA'S COMIN' FOR YOU
Updated: Mar 21
these days if you walk into any major coffee shop or local cafe you're bound to see a matcha latte on the menu; and if you're like me, you may have grown fond of the seemingly magical green powder and tried the other matcha containing products that have popped up on the scene (*cough cough* matcha ice cream! *cough cough*). what's not to love, right? It's tasty, versatile, and since it's basically concentrated powdered green tea it's jam packed with all of the same antioxidants that make green tea such a health boosting rockstar.
but lately there's been another green powder that's been gaining a lot of attention because of it's amazing nutritional value and superfood type benefits. ladies, I bring you...MORINGA!
I came across this at a natural market and was intrigued as it looks so similar to matcha. but it turns out that although it may be the same color, there are some major differences between the two nutritionally that make moringa a great option to put in your morning smoothie or latte.
moringa is rich in vitamin A, C, E, iron, calcium, potassium, fiber, and even protein! It contains ALL NINE of essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein).
It's also filled with inflammation fighting antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid.
all of these vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are what make moringa a great addition to your diet to support your body's overall health, help your muscles recover from workouts, and even keep your skin glowing!
now it may look like matcha in color and texture, but one thing it does not mirror it is in flavor.
moringa has a much more earthy flavor than matcha and is not as sweet so when adding it to drinks it would be best to add some sweetener to it!
I've personally been making moringa lattes every morning to enjoy this superfood.
they're super easy to make!
If you'd like to try here's a simple recipe:
-1 tablespoon of moringa powder mixed with 1-2oz of milk of choice.
-add 10oz of hot or steamed milk of choice (I use vanilla soy milk from trader joe's).
-add honey or agave to taste.
so if you're a matcha lover and want to try something different or have never tried either and are interested in adding something to your diet to give you a big nutritional boost I hope you found this post helpful!
thanks for reading and feel free to hit me up if you have any questions. <3