Gluten Free Moringa Recipes

The consumption of Moringa as a health food has become more widespread in recent years as its health benefits have become better known. Moringa Oleifera, or Moringa for short, is native to northwestern India at the base of the western Himalayan mountains. It thrives in drought conditions and is a fast grower.

Also known as “the drumstick tree,” the health benefits of Moringa are plentiful and powerful. Listed below are just a few of the purported medicinal uses of Moringa:

● Treatment of asthma
● Increasing breast milk production
● Easing stomach pain
● Treating headaches
● Lowering blood pressure
● Treating kidney stones

Moringa leaves, flowers and seed pods are not just used to treat medical problems. They also play a role in keeping the body healthy. Moringa is rich in essential nutrients as well has being a good source of protein. Moringa contains more vitamin A than carrots, four times as much calcium than milk, and more potassium than bananas. In fact, Moringa was recently discovered as the food with the highest concentration of antioxidants and is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

There are a wide variety of ways to cook Moringa. Many people will buy Moringa powder to put into shakes or smoothies, or as a way to add the power of Moringa to dishes that they regularly cook. If you are one of the many people with the inability to process gluten, there are still plenty of recipes you can use to add the benefits of Moringa into your diet.

Here is a compilation of gluten-free Moringa recipes:

1. Nugge Soppu Kara Rotti Spicy Moringa Leaf Pancakes: A nice twist on pancakes with a little kick to it. This recipe requires rice, red chile, asafetida, salt, coconut oil, banana leaves and, of course, fresh Moringa leaves.
2. Health Moringa Oatmeal Recipe (Gluten Free and Vegan): A delicious and healthy alternative to ordinary pancakes includes gluten free rolled oats, almond milk, agave syrup, vanilla, pistachios, dried mulberries, shredded coconut, chia seeds and Moringa powder.
3. Super Food Moringa Smoothie: An easy way to get a boost of nutrition in your day is this moringa smoothie, with coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, cardamom, half a banana and Moringa powder.
4. Vegetarian Moringa Jambalaya: Get some spice in your dinner along with the nutrients you need in this Vegetarian Moringa Jambalaya, It’s made with rice, onion, carrots, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, green beans and Moringa.
5. Moringa Guacamole: Forget about boring guacamole. Moringa guacamole is delicious with an extra kick of nutrients. The recipe calls for avocadoes, red onion, cherry tomatoes, coriander, olive oil, and Moringa powder with various spices.
6. Mung Bean Stew: A unique, asian dish made with Moringa to give it that extra shot of nutrients. This recipe calls for vegetable oil, miso broth, onion, tomatoes, garlic and Moringa leaves.

In recipes that call for Moringa powder, it should be noted that adding the powder at the end of the cooking process retains the most nutrients. Adding Moringa powder when the food is too hot can deteriorate the nutrients inside. Moringa is a true superfood, and adding it to your diet can greatly benefit your health.

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