Basil & Nectarine Moringa Green Smoothie

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You may remember the awesome Baobab giveaway from the generous guys at Aduna recently. One of their other gems is Moringa. A leaf with an incredible nutritional powerhouse profile which is conveniently dried and ground to a powder for an intense extract that can be added to smoothies, water, juice, cereals, oats, in baking and more.

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Milder than many other green powders, it can be used with mild flavours without over powering the taste and is a great option to those sensitive to the taste of other powders or for those who don’t eat enough greens and for anyone who simply wants to boost their health of course.

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Aduna even make fabulous bars with their powders. I love the Moringa in smoothies and the Baobab makes a regular appearance in morning raw oats and my Raw Nutty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

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This smoothie is vibrant and summery making you feel brighter even if it’s dull outside. You can sub peaches for the nectarines and some or all of the basil for another green like spinach, kale or rocket if you aren’t mad on basil but I adore it in smoothies!

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Ingredients: Makes 1 large serving

  • 2 cups nectarine slices
  • 1 large apple (pink lady are best)
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 sachet Moringa or 1 tsp-1 tbsp other green superfood powder (e.g spirulina, wheatgrass, chlorella or hemp)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup spring or filtered water
  • Stevia, to taste, optional (mint drops are nice here, 4 drops is about perfect for me)

Method:

  1. Blend ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Add stevia gradually, tasting after each drop.
  2. Serve and drink immediately.

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Nutritional Benefits

No saturated fat

No cholesterol

Very low in sodium

High in calcium

High in dietary fiber

High in iron

High in vitamin A

Very high in vitamin B6

Very high in vitamin C

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13 Responses to Basil & Nectarine Moringa Green Smoothie

  1. Sarah Fawcett says:

    Can’t wait to try Moringa, I’m going to order some when I finally run out of Baobab!

  2. I haven’t dared putting fresh basil in my smoothies, but I admit it really intrigues me! Especially with my favorite fruit: nectarines! Also need to try these superfoods! xoxo

    • Poppy says:

      I never would have done it before but I fell in love with a smoothie from a smoothie bar and I just couldn’t put my finger on what was unique about it, so I asked and they told me it was basil. I’ve been hooked ever since! I definitely recommend hunting down the baobab, it’s not your average superfood powder, It’s not green for a start but it has the most addictive citrus sherbet like flavour! ❤

  3. Sophie33 says:

    You introduced me to something new! Now, I need to try your lovely smoothy! It looks perfect to me!

  4. Abi E says:

    This is interesting because I have 2 moringa trees in my garden and they are very easy to grow. They helped me a lot when I was breastfeeding. I’d love to try this very soon! Thanks for sharing =D

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