Four healthy and delectable Moringa Oleifera recipes for you to try this Valentine's Day
With Valentine's Day comes a perfect opportunity to shower love on our special ones through fancy chocolates, giant bouquets of roses and delicious sugary treats. But what if we gave you simple and healthy Valentine Day meal ideas that you could indulge in with your loved ones without feeling bloated afterward? These Valentine's Day recipes are highly nutritious and are bursting with good taste and the spirit of love. They include moringa as a hero ingredient. Moringa Oleifera is a superfood packed with the goodness of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. It is a caffeine-free energy booster that contains more protein, iron, fiber and calcium than kale and is more potent than turmeric.
Whether you are celebrating alone or planning a romantic night in, there is something for everyone in our edit of flavorful and healthy meal ideas for a green Valentine’s Day.
Moringa Oleifera Cupid Hot Chocolate
Raise a toast to your health this Valentine's Day with a dreamy hot chocolate treat topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
- 1½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Moringa Oleifera powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- Whipping cream
- Mini marshmallows (optional)
In a saucepan, heat milk to scalding. Whisk in cocoa powder, moringa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Add chocolate chips and wait for them to melt. Stir well. Pour into heart-shaped cups and top off with a dollop of whipped cream. Use marshmallows to garnish. Serve hot and relish this green Valentine’s Day staple.
Moringa Lovestruck Strawberry Smoothie
Loaded with the goodness of anti-inflammatory ingredients and the sweetness of berries, this creamy smoothie is an excellent snack idea for your green Valentine's Day
- ½ cup frozen pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup chopped frozen strawberries
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup milk of choice
- 1 scoop Moringa Oleifera powder
- 1 tbsp honey
Add all the above ingredients into the blender one by one. Blend until the consistency becomes thick. Pour into the glass and enjoy the nutrient-rich healthy snack on this green Valentine's Day.
Moringa Hearty Double Cheese Spaghetti
A quick and mouth-watering show-stopper for a green Valentine's Day, this double cheesy spaghetti is a classic cheese and pepper pasta. You can even toss in your favorite veggies or meatballs to give it a more healthful and personal touch.
- 230 gm whole-wheat spaghetti
- 2 tbsp margarine, divided
- Ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp Moringa Oleifera powder
- ¾ cup Asiago grated Italian cheese, plus more for garnish
- ¾ cup grated fresh parmesan, plus more for garnish
Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta and reserve about ⅔ cup pasta water. In a skillet, melt 1 tbsp margarine and add oil followed by black pepper. Mix for a minute and add the pasta water. Add the remaining butter and toss the pasta into the mixture. Add both the moringa powder and the cheeses. Stir them well until the pasta becomes cheesy and the consistency is as desired.
Serve hot for an indulgent green Valentine’s Day experience.
Moringa Cozy Chia Seed Pudding
A creamy, heavenly dessert topped with fresh strawberries and loaded with fibers, protein and healthy fats to make your Valentine's Day super nutritious.
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 bananas
- 1 chopped strawberry
- 1 scoop Moringa Oleifera powder
Add chia seeds, almond milk, cinnamon, moringa powder in a bowl and stir well. Let the mix sit for 10-15 minutes until the consistency becomes thick. Take a medium-sized bowl and create a bottom layer of half-sliced banana. Add half of the chia seed mix. Create another layer of chopped banana. Pour in the rest of the chia seed mix. Decorate the top layer with more sliced bananas and finely chopped strawberries. Enjoy this green Valentine's Day special.