3 vegan ways to consume moringa oleifera plant and reap its many health benefits
Moringa oleifera plant is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the Himalayas in northwestern India. It is used in western cultures as a powder supplement because of its many nutrients, and because it’s been reported to reduce blood sugar, lower cholesterol and even protect from cancer. While the supplement will deliver nutrition and provide health benefits, its strong flavor make consuming moringa powder difficult. However, there are other ways to consume moringa oleifera plant and reap its many health benefits.
Buying moringa powder supplement is usually the way westerners consume this superfood, but to consume moringa powder enjoying it, is the tricky bit. However, there’s no need to suffer the strong taste or smell anylonger, because these 3 vegan ways to consume moringa oleifera plant will help you reap its many health benefits.
1) Moringa smoothie recipe
2-4 leaves of kale or chard
1 Tbsp. almond butter
½ - ¾ cups coconut water
1 Tbsp. cacao powder
½ tsp. moringa leaf
1 cup ice
Place all smoothie ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a large cup, and sip with a smile!
2) Fresh Moringa Leaf and Beans
1 cup of beans ( mongo beans, baby limas, red beans or pintos)
2-3 cups of water
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small onion
1 medium tomato
1 cup fresh Moringa leaves
Salt and pepper to taste.
Boil the beans until tender. While the beans are boiling, sauté the onions, garlic and tomato. When beans are tender add the tomato, onion, garlic to the beans. Strip the Moringa leaves from the stems, remove any excess stems from the leaves. Add fresh Moringa leaves. Salt and pepper to taste.
3) vegan Moringa Jambalaya
1 cup rice
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, sliced thinly
3 Tblsp. oil 1 green pepper, sliced thinly
1/2 cup moringa leaves
1 cup peas or green beans
1 Tblsp. finely chopped celery
3/4 cup tomatoes, chopped
3 cup water
Wash rice and soak in small bowl for 1 hour, then drain. Fry onion in cooking oil until tender, but not brown. Set aside. Add tomatoes. When boiling, stir in rice slowly on low fire. When rice is half cooked add the other ingredients. Cover tightly and cook slowly. Serve hot with sliced papaya. Serves 6.
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