Here's your new favourite comforting warm drink - Moringa Latte. It's healthy, creamy, packed with nutrients, amino acids and is caffeine free. This recipe is dairy-free too.
Want to give yourself an immunity boost? Meet Moringa powder* which is versatile and can be used in a lot of recipes aside from a comforting latte.
I love matcha, but I am trying to avoid regularly drinking caffeine, as it affects my adrenals.
So when I came across Moringa I was elated it was caffeine-free. Plus, I love a good 'alternative' latte - (I am very exotic that way haha) from time to time for breakfast with a yummy wholesome bowl of quinoa flakes porridge topped with fresh fruit.
Side note: A few years ago, when I was in the quaint country town of Bowral, I ventured into a lovely cafe called the Bespoke Letterpress Cafe (always so busy!) and they had a few 'alternative' lattes, I tried a beetroot latte and turmeric latte for the first time there.
Both were with almond milk and maple syrup. Since then, this is how I normally drink my healthy latte drinks. It's easy and yummy this way.
Moringa is referred to as "Miracle Tree" due to its numerous health benefits and is on it's way up in popularity. Here's a list of questions you might be asking yourself;
The plant Moringa oleifera is native to North India and also grows in Asia, Africa, and South America. For thousands of centuries it has treated many medical conditions around the globe. Moringa is also known as horseradish tree, drumstick tree, or ben oil tree.
There are many benefits to consuming moringa, these include
- reduction of fatigue & tiredness
- helps hypertension
- lowers blood sugars
- assists with muscle growth (contains 22 amino acids)
- helps with inflammation reduction
- defends against viral fungal and bacterial infection
- can inhibit tumor growth and many more....
Health food stores, organic food stores or online. I prefer the Dhow brand, as they are "100% Guaranteed that there are no additives, bulk fillers or nasties... and is grown in an organic permaculture farm"
No the moringa plant contains no caffeine and isn't part of the tea family.
Aside from a latte, moringa powder is great in - smoothies, baking, juices, porridges and in voghurt (vegan yoghurt)
How to make moringa latte?
- 1 Cup Milk - I used almond milk - use what you prefer
- 1 tsp Moringa Powder
- 1 tsp Maple Syrup - or use your preferred sweetener
Step one - Add milk to your milk frother - I just used my Nespresso frother* (if you don't have a frother you can heat up your preferred milk in a pot over the stove)
Step two - Add moringa powder and maple syrup (you can add your preferred sweetener)
Step three - Turn on your milk frother and allow to heat up. Once done, serve in your favourite mug!
- Moringa* has a slight bitterness to it (think matcha), so if you're trying moringa for the first time, try starting with half a teaspoon and then working up from there. I found 1 teaspoon a good amount for a decent sized mug.
- If you prefer to reduce the amount of milk, mix the moringa powder with boiling water and then add your desired amount of milk
- If you'd like a caffeine hit too, combine ½ moringa & ½ matcha ratio to your latte
This moringa latte recipe is done in around five minutes. BOOM!
Looking for a vegan snack recipe to go with this moringa latte? Try these
- Homemade healthy blueberry milk
- For a wholesome cold drink, try my cocoa oat milk.
- Uplifting Fresh herbal tea
- Fluffy eggless chocolate chip muffins
- Energy boosting matcha bliss balls
- Yummy Healthy banana muffins with coconut
- Easy vegan granola bars
- 1 Cup Milk I used almond milk - use what you prefer
- 1 teaspoon Moringa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
- Add milk to your milk frother1 Cup Milk
- Add moringa powder and maple syrup1 teaspoon Moringa Powder, 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
- Turn on your milk frother and allow to heat up. Once done, serve in your favourite mug
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
Can this be served cold?
Yes, it can. You can do it two ways;
1. Add cold milk to the moringa powder (plus your sweetener) and agitate. I used a shake bottle and just shook it for a minute until well combined.
2. Pour the moringa latte over ice and serve that way.
You can add moringa to a smoothie if you like.
Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
It is so interesting to read about Moringa, I didn't know its origins or uses. This is a great way to use it, as a drink is so easy to make, and enjoy. A perfect way to get some nutrition in to your system.
It's the most amazing plant. I hope you enjoy moringa and its benefits 🙂
I've never heard of Maringa before but this looks great. So healthy and nutritious.
It's definitely the new kid on the block that's trending albeit it being around forever.
I had heard of Moringa a while ago but had no idea how to use it in a recipe! This latte was the perfect way to try it at home - it was super easy to make and the perfect start to my day!
I am glad you liked it. Hope you enjoy the benefits of moringa too 🙂
This looks like just the kind of boost I need in the morning. I can't wait to try it.
It will definitely give you the immunity boost 🙂
I've never tried a moringa latte before but I definitely want to now! 🙂
Hope you do!
I just got some moringa powder in the mail and now I know what to do with it!
Perfect! Enjoy your hot beverage!
I love that this is only 3 ingredients! I'll definitely be giving it a go on the weekend 🙂
Awesome Chris, have a lovely weekend
Never heard of a moringa latte before, but now I am intrigued! I've had a hard time with matcha lattes but I will try this version out as well - would love to have a green healthy treat to sip in between coffees!
Try it! You might be able to enjoy this one, but it does taste very similar. Just for the health benefits it's worth it. Good luck!
This is a great recipe to make use of Moringa!
I live in the Philippines and we call this Malunggay. May I ask if there is an option to use the leaves instead of the powder? The leaves are common in our marketplaces while the powder is quite hard to find. Thanks so much.
I've personally never used the leaves, but you should be able to brew them into a tea and then add frothy milk.
Hope that helps.