If you’re looking to optimize your nutrition and boost your health in an easy and simple way, adding superfoods to your diet is the answer. While whole foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds are some of the most nutrient-dense options, superfood powders have the ability to be even more powerful. Think of superfood powders as concentrated versions of the healthiest foods — in some cases, a single spoonful can deliver more nutrients than an entire fruit or vegetable (all the while containing fewer calories and sugar with a wide range of other micronutrients and health benefits). That said, not all superfood powders are created equal. But, there are certainly some must-have nutrients deserving of the superfood spotlight. One that’s on the radar? Moringa powder.
What is Moringa?
If you’ve never heard of Moringa or Moringa powder, you’re not alone. Nicknamed “the Miracle Tree,” Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been utilized for centuries as a medicinal food.
Although it looks and sounds like matcha, don’t get these vibrant green powders confused! While they do have similar benefits, unlike matcha, Moringa is caffeine-free. And actually, if you compare the plants side-by-side, Moringa is higher in nutrients — it has ten times more fiber, thirty times more protein, and 100% more calcium than matcha.
And if you think that’s impressive, just wait until you hear about the rest of Moringa’s health benefits!
The Benefits of Moringa
#1 It Provides Caffeine-Free Energy
Thanks to its powerful nutrient profile, Moringa has the ability to provide caffeine-free energy throughout the day — no jitters, no mid-day energy crash! Moringa is rich in nutrients like NADH, a coenzyme that helps boost energy on a cellular level. This vibrant green plant is also rich in B vitamins, magnesium, and potassium, vitamins and minerals that fight fatigue and aid energy production.
#2 You’ll Benefit from Glowing Skin
Loaded with Vitamin C (seven times more than oranges), Moringa is one of the best natural superfoods for skin health. A known skin food, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts collagen production, reduces signs of aging, improves skin tone, and supports glowing skin. The collagen-boosting benefits of Moringa were seen in a small research study. After three months of applying a topical cream infused with moringa extract, participants experienced improved skin elasticity and increased collagen production.
#3 It’s Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals
Moringa contains an impressive 90 nutrients that have been shown to benefit the mind and body. Of the slew of nutrients, this superfood is rich in:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin C
#4 In May Support Liver Health
Our liver plays many vital roles in our body, including storing essential nutrients, removing and filtering harmful toxins and waste, regulating blood sugar, and aiding digestion and nutrient absorption. So, as you can imagine, maintaining our liver health is important! Research suggests that moringa may support liver health, and it just so happens to be a super easy addition to a healthy diet!
#5 It Helps Balance Blood Sugar
Aside from causing mood swings and hanger, blood sugar spikes can contribute to major health risks. The good news is that a healthy diet can help regulate blood sugar, which is where Moringa comes in! According to research, Moringa may help support blood sugar by regulating lipid and glucose levels and reducing oxidative stress.
#6 It Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Moringa can bust inflammation, too?! That’s right. Moringa contains powerful bioactive compounds that have been shown to fight free radical damage and fight inflammation. Impressive, right?
#7 It May Improve Digestion
Thanks to its rich levels of vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, moringa has been shown to aid digestion and support gut health. Its nutrient-packed leaves are rich in fiber, an essential nutrient for maintaining a healthy gut.
What Does Moringa Taste Like
As you can see, Moringa has a LOT of benefits. But does it pass the taste test?
If you’re wondering what Moringa tastes like, let’s just say it’s not exactly one of those superfood powders that you’d enjoy drinking plain (but hey, maybe you would). Honestly, if “healthy” had a taste, it would probably be this superfood powder! It’s like a mix of matcha, spirulina, and wheatgrass all in one. Moringa has a very earthy flavor that’s slightly bitter and grassy. It also has a hint of zing, similar to horseradish or mustard. The good news? It’s incredibly easy to disguise the strong flavor profile of moringa and sneak this superfood into a wide range of recipes. And to show you just how delicious it can be, we’re sharing 20 drool-worthy moringa recipes that you’ll want to make ASAP!
20 Delicious Moringa Recipe Ideas
#1 Add a Spoonful to Your Green Smoothie
Sneaking a spoonful of moringa powder into your smoothie is an easy way to enjoy the benefits of this superfood! Try this tropical recipe and benefit your health with every sip.
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla non-dairy milk such as almond, oat, or cashew
- 1 cup frozen mango or pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 one-inch piece of ginger, optional
- 1 cup spinach, fresh or frozen
- 1 tsp Moringa powder
Step #1: Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
#2 Mix Moringa Into Your Morning Matcha Latte
Want a nutritious pick-me-up without the coffee jitters? Try this moringa matcha latte! Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, this warming vibrant cup will boost energy, lower stress, and leave you feeling nourished.
- 1 cup full-fat dairy-free milk of choice (we love oat, cashew, or coconut)
- ½ tsp Moringa powder
- ½ tsp Matcha powder
- Sweetener to taste (maple syrup, raw honey, or stevia)
Step #1: Heat your dairy-free milk of choice over the stovetop.
Step #2: Combine all ingredients, including heated non-dairy milk, into a blender and blend until creamy. Taste test and adjust sweetness as needed. Transfer to a mug and enjoy!
#3 Blend it Into a Moringa Mint Chip Ice Cream
Give your favorite mint chip ice cream a nutritious twist with the addition of moringa powder! This tasty “ice cream” is dairy-free, gluten-free, and free from refined sugar, yet, you’d never guess it’s healthy! Who knew homemade ice cream could be this simple and healthy!?
- 1 13-14 oz. can full-fat coconut milk
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup or granulated sweetener of choice
- 1-2 tsp moringa powder
- ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- ½ – ¾ tsp mint extract (depending on how minty you like it)
- Dash sea salt, optional
- ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips, unsweetened
Step #1: Add the coconut milk, maple syrup, moringa, vanilla, mint, and sea salt to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Taste test and adjust sweetness as needed.
Step #2: Add the non-dairy chocolate chips. Lightly pulse 1-2 times until the chocolate chips are evenly mixed.
Step #3: Pour the ice cream mixture into a bread loaf tray or a baking dish then freeze until your mixture sets, ideally 4-5 hours or overnight.
Step #4:Serve with any toppings of choice such as nut butter, granola, or extra chocolate chips!
#4 Sprinkle it Into Guacamole
A simple way to enjoy moringa powder? Sprinkle it into your favorite guacamole recipes! It’s jam-packed with healthy fats and phytonutrients and can be enjoyed as a tasty snack or side dish. Try this yummy recipe served with raw veggies or your favorite healthy crackers.
- 3 medium avocados, ripe
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, mashed
- 1 lime, juiced (or sub lemon)
- ½ tsp Moringa powder
- Sprinkle of salt and black pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped, optional
- jalapeño pepper to taste, diced, optional
Step #1: Slice the avocados lengthwise and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh and add to a bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork, leaving several large chunks.
Step #2: Taste test and adjust ingredients as needed. Serve and enjoy!
#5 Mix It Into Bliss Balls
In need of a tasty mid-day snack, pre-workout boost, or satisfying healthy dessert? Why not make moringa-infused bliss balls that taste like dessert?! These tasty treats not only satisfy any craving, but they’re also an easy recipe to customize for any diet or taste preference!
Try boosting these No-Bake Energy bites with a teaspoon of moringa:
- 1 cup creamy nut butter (such as peanut, almond, or sunflower seed butter)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp moringa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional add-ins: ½ scoop of protein powder or 1 tbsp of hemp seeds, chia seeds, cacao nibs, or coconut flakes
Step #1: In a large mixing bowl or food processor, mix the oats and creamy nut butter.
Step #2: Add the raw honey, moringa, vanilla extract, and sea salt and mix well to combine.
Step #3: Add in any additional add-ins, like 1 tbsp of hemp seeds or chia seeds. If your dough gets too dry, add a splash of liquid (such as water or non-dairy milk) to achieve a dough-like consistency.
Step #4: Set in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm. Once dough is set, roll into bite-sized rounds.
Step #5: Store in the fridge until ready to enjoy!
#6 Make a Moringa Chia Seed Pudding
Aside from being a yummy and convenient easy-prep recipe, chia pudding is full of health benefits! It’s rich in antioxidants, loaded with fiber and full of Omega-3s and plant protein. Try adding a tsp of moringa to this FitOn PRO 2-Step Vanilla Protein Chia Pudding recipe and enjoy it as a healthy snack or dessert!
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ banana, mashed
- 1 tsp moringa powder
- Handful of berries
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tbsp maple syrup or 2 drops vanilla stevia (optional)
Step #1: Place the chia seeds in a bowl and cover with almond milk. Add the vanilla protein, banana, berries, cinnamon, and stevia or maple syrup, if using. Stir to combine.
Step #2: Place in the fridge for 10 minutes before eating, or overnight.
#7 Add it To Soups or Stir Frys
Whether you’re whipping up a homemade recipe or enjoying a pre-made store-bought option, it’s easy to add a sprinkle of moringa to any soup. Simply add a teaspoon to your favorite hot or cold recipe and sip away with satisfaction knowing you’re benefiting your health!
#8 Give Your Pesto a Superfood Boost
Give your already green pesto an even greener boost by adding a spoonful of moringa! Enjoy it on pasta dishes, use it as a marinade for chicken or tofu, smear it on pizza or toast, or use it as a dip for veggies or chips.
When your pasta craving hits, try mixing in a sprinkle of moringa to this pesto pasta recipe:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 chicken breast, cut into thin slices
- 2 tbsp pesto
- 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
- 2 cups gluten-free pasta, cooked
- basil leaves, to garnish
- Sea salt, to taste
- Parmesan cheese, to serve
Step #1: Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
Step #2: Add the sliced chicken breasts and 1 tbsp of pesto sprinkled with moringa to the pan. Season generously with salt and sauté until the chicken is cooked through.
Step #3: In the meantime, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
Step #4: Once the chicken is cooked, add the chopped broccoli and continue to sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
Step #5: Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the chicken and add 1 more tbsp of pesto. Stir and top with fresh basil.
Step #6: Serve.
#9 Add it to Overnight Oats
If you’re a breakfast lover, you’re probably well-acquainted with overnight oats. This delicious and easy-prep breakfast recipe tastes like dessert for breakfast yet it’s packed with protein, fiber, and a slew of nutrients! From carrot cake and chocolate to berry and peanut butter flavors, there’s no shortage of overnight oats flavors. Try adding a ½ tsp of moringa powder to any of these overnight oats recipes! Taste test and adjust or modify your ingredients as needed!
#10 Make Moringa Baked Oats
If you’re more of a warm breakfast person, try adding moringa to your baked oats! Similar to overnight oats, this dessert-like breakfast is delicious, nutritious, and an easy way to sneak moringa into your morning meal.
- ½ cup of oat flour
- ¼ cup of non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp Greek or coconut yogurt
- ½ tsp moringa powder
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking powder
Step #1: In a medium bowl, mix in all of the above ingredients
Step #2: Pour half the batter into an oven-safe bowl or ramekin
Step #3: Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean
Step #4: Add any additional toppings such as nut butter, fruit, or non-dairy chocolate chips. Best enjoyed warm!
#11 Drink it as a Tea
Whip your moringa into a comforting and creamy non-dairy latte. Simple to make, free from caffeine, and packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Simply heat up a cup of your favorite full-fat non-dairy milk (like cashew milk, oat milk, or coconut milk) and add it to a high-speed blender with ½ tbsp of sweetener and ½ tsp moringa powder, and any additional ingredients such as cinnamon or coconut butter. Pour it into a mug and enjoy!
#12 Sprinkle It Onto Pizza
Give pizza night a nutritious upgrade with a sprinkle of moringa! Prepare your pizza as usual with your favorite toppings (such as mushrooms, artichokes, spinach, or onion) and give it a sprinkle of moringa before baking — it’s as simple as that. Bake as usual and you’ve got yourself a moringa-infused Italian dish!
#13 Mix It Into Scrambled Eggs
An easy way to enjoy moringa powder is to sprinkle it into your scrambled eggs! Stir fry up a variety of veggies, whisk some eggs, add in your moringa (and any other fixings such as cheese), and serve it with a side of toast or roasted sweet potato. Simple, healthy, and delicious!
#14 Take it As A Morning Shot
Infuse moringa into your morning wellness shot to support your immune system, boost your energy, and give your body a hefty dose of nutrients.
Here’s a simple recipe to try:
- 8 oz. coconut water, cold-pressed juice, or liquid of choice
- 1 tsp moringa powder
- ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
- Optional add-ins: cayenne powder, ginger, lemon
Step #1: Mix all of the above ingredients until well combined. Enjoy!
#15 Make a Moringa Berry Smoothie Bowl
It’s easy to jam-pack a variety of nutrients into smoothie bowls, moringa included! Blend berries, spinach, banana, moringa, almond milk, and almond butter together for an antioxidant-rich, fiber-filled recipe that will benefit your health and taste buds. Top it with your favorite fixings like granola, fresh berries, coconut, or cacao nibs, and dig in!
#16 Add it to Avocado Toast
Superfood avocado toast? Sign us up! Simply mix ½ a tsp of moringa powder into your mashed avocado mix before spreading it on toast or sweet potato. Top it with additional ingredients such as tomato, arugula, pesto, nutritional yeast, or a squeeze of lemon. Yum!
#17 Mix into Pancake Batter
Incorporate superfoods like moringa into your batter and turn your indulgent pancake breakfast into a healthy morning meal. Simply mix a spoonful into any store-bought or homemade pancake mix and kick off your day in a healthy and delicious way.
Need some recipe inspiration? Try adding ½ tsp of moringa powder to our 3-step Banana Pancakes.
- ½ cup oats
- 1 egg (optional)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ½ tsp moringa powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- ½ banana, sliced
- 1 tsp maple syrup
Step #1: Place all of the ingredients, except the coconut oil, into a blender or food processor. Blend until you’ve reached a smooth consistency.
Step #2: Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of pancake mixture to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are cooked through.
Step #3: Stack the pancakes on a plate and top with freshly sliced banana and maple syrup, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
#18 Bake It Into Granola
If you’re still buying store-bought granola, here’s your sign to make your own! This healthy recipe is so easy to make and requires just a few nutritious ingredients. You’ll save money, avoid the addition of added sugars and oils, and benefit from a superfood boost!
- 2 cups quick oats
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
- 1-2 tsp moringa powder
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup creamy nut butter of choice (such as cashew or almond)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Step #1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
Step #2: In a large bowl, mix the oats, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and moringa powder
Step #3: In a separate bowl, mix the maple syrup, nut butter, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
Step #4: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until well combined. Then, evenly spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.
Step #5: Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.
#19 Sprinkle it Onto Kale Chips
When it comes to superfoods like moringa, a small serving can go a long way! Prep your kale (or any other veggie) chips as normal, and top it off with a sprinkle of moringa powder before baking.
#20 Stir it Into a Green Lemonade
This hydrating superfood lemonade is a refreshing way to enjoy moringa without the bitter taste.
To make this healthier lemonade, mix 3 cups of water with 1 tsp of moringa powder, the juice of 3 lemons, and maple syrup to taste! Customize it as needed, replacing maple syrup for stevia or giving it an added boost with ingredients like ginger or cayenne.
Moringa: A Superfood Deserving of the Spotlight
While a balanced diet full of fruits, veggies, protein, fiber, and healthy fats is one of the best ways to benefit your overall health, supplementing your diet with superfoods like moringa can take things to the next level. From boosting your energy (without caffeine) to busting inflammation and detoxing your body in an all-natural way, you’ll want to give moringa a permanent spot on your plate! Whether you’re new to moringa or just looking for additional inspiration, try these 20 simple and easy recipe ideas. It has never been easier to go green!