It is really starting to look a lot like summer here in the Netherlands where I live. This also means that my breakfasts has been consisting of smoothies and smoothie bowls a lot lately. And this Mango and Moringa Smoothie Bowl with fresh moringa oleifera, is definitely my favorite smoothie bowl to date.
It is not only tasty, it is also good for you….. I mean just look at it, you can see that there is some seriously healthy things hiding in there 😉 I made this Mango and Moringa Smoothie Bowl with fresh moringa oleifera, which is a super potent anti inflammatory herb and almost a multi vitamin on its own. Mango and a bit of local honey for sweetness, cucumber for hydration and quercetin, a bit of yogurt for extra protein, and cauliflower for extra creaminess. The trick with adding cauliflower for extra creaminess to my smoothies, I learned from Fiona Long, whom I follow on Instagram (lowhistaminelearning). I mentioned her in last weeks blog post as well, if you are on Instagram, she is definitely worth a follow 😉
Remove the woody parts of the moringa branches and add the leaves to your blender. Add all the other ingredients for the smoothie to the blender, and blend till smooth. Transfer to a bowl and decorate it with the toppings you like 😊 Decorating the smoothie bowl, is in my humble opinion, what makes smoothie bowls so much more fun to make and eat compared to smoothies. So go crazy and toss some creativity into the mix, and create something which is both tasty and beautiful.
Fresh moringa can be quiet difficult to find in stores, so you might need to order it online. I live in the Netherlands, and found a great place where they sell both fresh moringa leaves (only available part of the year) and dried moringa products. So for the people from the Netherlands, they deliver to Belgium and Germany too, Moringa’s finest is the place to get your moringa products. For people in the US you can get them on Amazon, direct link here (only available part of the year). I haven’t been able to find a place that sells the fresh leaves in the UK or Australia, but if any of you out there knows of a place, please share 🙂 It is however possible to buy whole plants/small trees to plant in your garden or in a big pot. Search around and find what the best option is for you.
If you can’t get a hold of fresh moringa leaves, you can either replace them with some other leafy greens or some moringa oleifera leaf powder, which is widely available (links to moringa leaf powder here: US/Amazon.com and UK/Amazon.co.uk). In all disclosure the links to amazon (US and UK) are affiliate links, which means that if you click on to the product in question and buy it, I get a small commission. This will hopefully help me to cover some of the costs to running this blog. However, this does not cost you anything additional when you order through one of these links.
Now, all there is left is to enjoy and get a bit of vitamine D 😉
- 1 cup (ca. 120 g) mango, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup (ca. 55 g) cauliflower, frozen or lightly steamed and cooled
- a handful of fresh moringa (ca. 12 g)*
- 1/4 -1/2 cucumber (ca. 150 g)
- 1 tsp of honey (or liquid sweetener of choice)
- ¼ cup (60 ml) goat milk yogurt (or coconut yogurt for a dairy free version)
- ¼ cup (60 ml) almond milk (or liquid of choice)
- Coconut flakes, hemp seeds, bee pollen and a few blue edible flowers
- *Note – If you can’t get fresh moringa, you can either replace it with another leafy green or add some dried moringa to the mix.
- Remove the woody parts of the moringa branches and add the leaves to your blender.
- Add all the other ingredients for the smoothie to the blender, and blend till smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl and decorate it with the toppings you like. Enjoy \o/
If you love this Mango and Moringa Smoothie Bowl – You might also like:
- 21 Anti-histamine Foods That Fight Inflammation And Stabilise Mast-Cells by Alison Vickery
- Evaluation of Moringa oleifera Aqueous Extract for Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory Activities in Animal Models. M.R. Sulaiman, Z.A. Zakaria, A.S. Bujarimin, M.N. Somchit, D.A. Israf & S. Moin. Pharmaceutical Biology Vol. 46 , Iss. 12,2008
- Moringa Benefits Hormonal Balance, Digestion, Mood & More by Dr. Axe
- The worlds’s healthiest foods, http://www.whfoods.com/