While moringa powder has a strong flavor, I manage to cover it up in this Turmeric Moringa Smoothie for Inflammation, packing even more of an antihistamine & anti-inflammatory punch with some ginger and sweet frozen mango.
About this recipe
Antihistamine, Anti-inflammatory Ingredients. This low histamine smoothie recipe with moringa is another way of sneaking more nutrients into my diet while still satisfying my sweet tooth. Not only does it feature several antihistamine foods, but it also contains creamy homemade macadamia butter and some ginger to help soothe inflammation in the digestive tract.
Nutrient-Dense Smoothie: between the tropical mango, creamy macadamia butter, and nutty almond milk, this smoothie with moringa is packed with nutrients like vitamins C, E, A, curcumin, and iron.
Uber-Freezable. As usual, I froze the second half of this smoothie as ice cubes and had it the next morning, though I had to put the ice cubes back into the blender to return it to smoothie consistency. If you give it a try, please let me know what you think in the comments below! It would also taste great the next morning, if you can handle a little leftover-ness.
Mango Chunks: these bright orange fruits are an antioxidant and antihistamine powerhouse! Making smoothies with frozen mangoes doesn't have to dilute their power, either. Just be sure to use organic, mangoes when possible (and I recommend using champagne mangoes if using fresh mangoes).
Coconut Milk (or other tolerated milk): along with the nut butter, this adds creaminess to the vegan moringa smoothie, covering up the mild bitterness from the other nutrient-rich ingredients. You can even make your own nut milk from soaked raw nuts (or seeds).
Macadamia Nut Butter: adding a creamy element and some healthy fats, macadamia nut butter can be made fresh at home or bought in some markets & online.
Maple Syrup: this is just for sweetening the smoothie, so if you tend to be sensitive to sweeter flavors, just leave it out.
Moringa: while you'll only use a couple teaspoons of this, it adds a lot of extra antihistamine power and both iron & vitamin C.
Turmeric Paste: whether it's made from dried turmeric powder or from fresh turmeric root, this inflammation-fighting spice contributes greatly to the color and the overall nutritional profile of the moringa smoothie.
Ginger: possibly the best-known low histamine spice, ginger is the sharp, mildly sweet root of a flower; it’s been used for thousands of years in dishes both sweet and savory. You can use either fresh, frozen, or powdered ginger.
How to make a smoothie with moringa: step-by-step instructions
Step 1. Add everything to the blender and pulse for 10 seconds, then blend on high for 10-15 seconds, and enjoy!
Recipe notes & tips
Adding Protein: You can add 1 to 1 ½ Tablespoons of plant protein powder to this low histamine smoothie without changing the flavor much, but anything more and it starts to affect it.
Which Milk to Use: This smoothie goes well with oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, macadamia milk, or water, all of which can be frozen into ice cubes and blended for a frostier smoothie.
Swapping the Nut Butter: to avoid using the macadamia nut butter, another great option would be pili nut butter, sunflower seed butter, hemp seeds, or even pistachio butter.
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As always, if you like the recipe, I really appreciate a review or comment!
Vegan Moringa Smoothie for Inflammation
- 1 Cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 Cup milk of choice
- 2 Tablespoons macadamia nut butter
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon moringa powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric paste alt. ½ teaspoon turmeric powder & pinch of black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- pinch of salt
- Add everything to the blender and pulse for 10 seconds, then blend on high for 10-15 seconds, and enjoy!