Saturday, March 29, 2014

Green Smoothies with Moringa and Chia

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Lately I've been doing a lot of green smoothies for breakfast. They are simple, delicious, and a great way to start the day feeling energized.

I do a mix of fresh and frozen fruit, a large serving of greens, and some Greek yogurt. 

I also like to add in some superfoods: moringa powder and chia seeds. 

Moringa is high in B12, vitamin A and calcium and its antioxidant polyphenols detox and protect the liver, boost immunity via several mechanisms, and support healthy blood sugar and lipids. I recommend the Organic India brand; the powder mixes in easily and its flavor is subtle and reminds me of matcha green tea powder. (Side note: their teas are amazing too! The Tulsi Chai masala is my favorite.)

Chia is a great source of fiber, omega 3 fats, and calcium. 

Lately my favorite morning green smoothie includes:
  • frozen pineapple (3/4 cup)
  • frozen mango (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large handfuls green kale
  • plain or honey Greek yogurt (1/2 cup)
  • orange or mango juice
  • chia seed
  • Moringa powder

What do you like in your green smoothies?

PS Here's a helpful infographic about how to create the perfect green smoothie, with the right balance of greens, fruit, and other ingredients, if you need more ideas! :)

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the ingredients of the smoothies, we will try the recommendations.



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