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I was pretty jazzed this on this smoothie from yesterday morning before my spin class at BurnCycle here in Portland. Avocado, frozen spinach, frozen blueberries, mint, peanut butter powder, moringa powder, almond milk and protein powder all blended up to smooth perfection. Have you tried moringa? It’s a superfood that’s got anti-inflammatory and antioxidants and a highly nutritious profile. The first time I had ever heard of this, was while we were living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica last year. I was excited to see at Whole Foods.
Moringa oleifera tree is considered as one of the most nutritious plants ever discovered with most of its benefits concentrated in its small green leaves. As is evident from its name, moringa powder is made from the freshly harvested leaves of the moringa oleifera tree. Fresh moringa leaf powder is deep green in color and has a rich nutty smell.
This powder is prepared by drying the moringa leaves at low temperature such that the plant tissue reaches a fine powdered consistency. The powder is then screened to remove impurities and then made into capsules and sealed in bags.
The most amazing part is that once packed, this powder remains fresh for several months, retaining its nutritional value of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and complete amino-acids.
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