We popped to Homesense for the first time in what seemed like ages at the weekend. We were on the hunt for a practical item for Bella, but I couldn't resist looking through their treasure trove of kitchen wares!
I was kind of looking for a heart shape sauce size dish, but instead came across lots of pretty painted bowls in their sale. Ooh, I thought, pretty bowls to eat my cereal from (and for extra pretty blog photos of course)! I picked the best three. Ben looked at me disapprovingly once I caught up with him elsewhere in the store (he was off looking for what we actually went in for), but they made it safely to the checkout!
If you love nutrient rich foods, then you are going to fall in love with Aduna Moringa Green Superleaf Powder. The moringa tree is known as 'the miracle tree' and is native to parts of Africa and Asia. It's leaves contain an absolute wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These provide numerous health and beauty benefits if consumed regularly. It is said to be one of the most nutrient dense foods on Earth. Wow! I was recently sent a tub to try and just had to write a more detailed blog post about what exactly this amazing superfood is.
Moringa powder is made by harvesting the small green leaves from the tree. These are picked before dawn, cleaned in purified water and shade dried to reduce sunlight damage. This careful process also increases the nutritional content. Once dried, the leaves are ground into a fine green powder. This process ensures the maximum amount of nutrients are retained within the powder as well as superb quality and freshness. As a powder the moringa contains more antioxidants and has a prolonged shelf life.
Moringa is a natural multivitamin. It contains vitamins A, C, E and K as well as B vitamins. There is simply no need to take questionable synthetic multivitamin tablets when nature already provides us with this goodness. It contains the recommended daily allowance of at least 13 vitamins and minerals and is a good source of many more.
Some of the minerals in moringa include phosphorus, zinc, calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese and iron. It is exceptionally high in protein at almost 25% and contains all the essential amino acids required by the body. It's a source of fibre too.
Moringa has a magnificent antioxidant content including phytochemicals. Phytochemicals protect cells against the damage caused by free radicals. This super high nutrient content of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants has numerous health and beauty benefits for humans. Just some are listed below:
Body - increases energy, improves metabolism & digestion, detoxifies, promotes healthy growth & maintenance of muscle mass, supports healthy bones
Healing & Prevention - boosts immune system, contributes to a normal blood pressure, protects stomach lining, has anti-inflammatory properties
These benefits are really just a few. Just Google 'moringa' and you will honestly find heaps more. Seriously, this stuff is simply amazing! If you are going to make one change to your diet, it just has to be to include Aduna Moringa Green Superleaf Powder. It's nutritional content and potential benefit for human health are truly outstanding.
Be warned however, not all moringa powders are produced in the same way. If you buy from Aduna you can be assured it is 100% organic, raw, pure and sustainable. You will also be supporting rural African communities and female farmers. Aduna support and work in partnership with small scale producers. This really helps to make a difference in people's lives. Plus ten percent of their profits go back into helping these communities even more through The Aduna Foundation.
The Aduna brand and their products come highly recommended. They've certainly made me as passionate about moringa and baobab as they are! For more information, recipe ideas and to purchase just visit www.aduna.com.
Aduna Moringa Superleaf Powder | Green Smoothie Recipe
Aduna recently sent me a tub of their glorious 'moringa' powder to review. I'm a big fan of nutrient rich powders already. I use spirulina and chlorella every day and often add wheatgrass to food. The fact moringa is even better nutritionally than spirulina really intrigued me. It's also supposed to taste nicer, so now I was definitely interested. Spirulina sure has a pretty noticeable and not very desirable sea-water-algae taste to it!
Moringa is packed full of nutrients and can easily be added to a variety of foods for daily consumption. Some of Aduna's recommendations are sprinkling onto salads or veg, baking into bread or cookies, stirring into pasta or stew, shaking into juice or cocktails and blending into ice cream or sauce.
The moringa powder is so green I just couldn't resist making a green smoothie! I made something up on the spot and it's the best tasting green smoothie I've made to date; really thick, luxurious, creamy and delicious tasting! I added two whole teaspoons of Aduna moringa powder to the smoothie and could not notice the taste. So if you're not keen on the leafy taste sprinkled over salads, etc, you can get all the amazing benefits disguised in a delicious drink instead!
Moringa Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 Large Avocado
1 Large Pear
1 Cup of Oat Milk
2 Teaspoons of Aduna Moringa Powder
Just whizz the whole lot together in your blender until smooth. If it's too thick for you, just add more oat milk. Pour and enjoy! Delicious!
I'm going to go into a little more depth in my next blog post which is all about moringa, but for now here are five fab health benefits of taking moringa:
1. Beautifies the skin
2. Boosts the immune system
3. Increases energy levels
4. Promotes good sleep
5. High in antioxidants
That really is just a teeny tiny snippet of the goodness of moringa. Watch out for my next in depth blog post to discover much more! If you can't wait, why not pop to Aduna's own website where you will find a wealth of information, recipe ideas and more benefits here: www.aduna.com