Benefits of Moringa Powder + Healthy Fats

Benefits of Moringa Powder + Healthy Fats

Swirl your morning into a heap of goodness ☀️😛🍌:

For this recipe need 2-3 ripe bananas (for a complete meal; for a snack use just one), a cup of strawberries, a teaspoon of flax seeds, a teaspoon of moringa powder (very rich in chlorophyll and vitamin A) and a tablespoon of cacao.

For extra sweetness you can add two-three dates or a drop-full of stevia (natural sweetener that is derived from the plant and is sugar-free). Keep the latter to the minimum if you have any insulin-resistance symptoms, however!

My other toppings here are cacao nibs and dried mulberries.

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Why I use moringa powder: this super food is made from naturally-dried moringa leaves. It has a delicious spinachy green flavour and is proven to have:

  • 25% plant protein including all 9 essential amino acids 
  • 24% fibre 
  • A rich source of iron & vitamin K
  • A source of vitamin E, vitamin A & calcium 
  • High in antioxidants

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I began using it in the summer and definitely see a difference. The most potent superfood I have used so far. I recommend!

Healthy fats are so beneficial for our bodies because when they come in unprocessed form they provide us two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Sprinkle a tablespoon of hemp seeds and chia or flax seeds on your breakfast and you are set to go! You do not need much!

For more decadent taste and satiety sometimes I add tablespoon of tahini or almond butter to my smoothie bowl. You can use a non sweetened peanut butter, if you prefer! ☺️

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Tastes like a dessert! 

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Healthy (Gourmet) Toppings

Healthy (Gourmet) Toppings

Good morning sunny people,

If you still haven`t had breakfast or are going to make yourself a smoothie bowl for an afternoon snack, here are my recommendations how to bring the flavor (and nutrition value) of your fruity bowl to the next level. Yum!

The base of your smoothie bowl should follow a ratio of greens, fruit (I like the combo of juicy low-sugar fruits like berries and the more calorie-dense ones like bananas) , healthy fats and a protein source (added protein will maximize the satiety and will help your body to recover quickly after a workout or a dance practice).

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The toppings that I use regularly are:

  • sprouted buckwheat and quinoa (you can find them in stores)
  • soaked chia seeds (soaking turns them into a gooey jello 😜)
  • hemp seeds (very rich in omega-6 and protein)
  • maca powder (an adaptogen proven to balance the hormones and increase the libido…Olala!)
  • mulberries (extra crunchy and you only need to sprinkle a few to get the flavor)
  • cacao nibs (rich in Magnesium!)
  • raw pumpkin seeds (also rich in Magnesium and also protein)
  • goji berries (rich in Vitamin A and Calcium)
  • any superfood (i.g. spirulina, moringa powder, barley grass powder, etc.)

In the pictured smoothie I blended spinach, two frozen bananas (you can use just one if you prefer to minimize the calories), a cup of strawberries, a scoop of protein powder (I used SunWarrior, the chocolate version) and a teaspoon of #spirulina. ☝🏼

I chopped one small plum on top for extra freshness and sweetness 😛

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Sugar-free “White Chocolate” Swap

Sugar-free “White Chocolate” Swap

You want the illusion for “white chocolate” on your smoothie, try this trick;) -> ⏰ 

Use chopped cauliflower (known as cauliflower rice)

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Cauliflower rice is very bland in flavor and will blend into the sweetness of your smoothie – giving the “illusion” that you are eating chocolate! 🤓☝🏼👉🏻

You need 2 ripe bananas (preferably frozen as they get more gooey and sweet when blended), a teaspoon of spirulina and a cup of blueberries (to create the dark color), two medjol dates (if you like it sweeter), a dash of cinnamon (its properties regulate blood sugar), a tablespoon of cacao powder and few soaked cashews (for creaminess) ☀️.

Process few cauliflower heads until they form crumbs and sprinkle them on top. You can also cut them in pieces manually or, if you live in the states, buy them prepackaged in Trader Joes or Whole Foods 😚

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Voila! ☕️Top it with maca powder and cacao nibs and you are set to go! 🏃🏽‍♀️
P.s if the cauliflower is too extravagant for you (although do not bash it before you try it! 👌🏼), you may also grind macadamia nuts (be aware of the increased fat content though.  📮#Nuts are very healthy for you but you only need a small amount, remember that they are very dense in calories 😉

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