Spinach moringa pesto – health benefits of moringa

spinach moringa pesto

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When temperatures are that high, I enjoy having a refreshing lunch. Not too carb heavy to make me tired and yet still filling.

Having some leftover mint chili meat balls from dinner, I decided to make some raw zoodles marinated in this spinach moringa pesto. Because I don’t cook the pesto, it is packed with all the nutrients and health benefits moringa offers. I’m talking about the benefits of moringa in detail below but I can already tell you: there’s a reason why it is called “superfood”.

The combination of refreshing lemon juice and the taste of basil and spinach intensified by adding moringa powder goes perfectly along with those minty meat balls.

I served the zoodles with some sauted mushrooms, spring onion and fresh and crispy red bell pepper. Using frozen spinach adds this extra cooling kick which I was desperate of while sitting on my balcony feeling sluggish and dried out.

Health benefits of moringa

Moringa provides you with 25% plant protein including all 9 essential amino acids, 31% fibre, iron, vitamin A, K, E, magnesium, calcium and antioxidants.

This may help with:

  • reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • improving skin
  • boosting your immune system
  • muscle growth due to high protein
  • anti-stress
  • supporting energy-yielding metabolism
  • strong and healthy teeth
  • supporting normal bones

Warum Moringa so gesund ist

Moringa beinhaltet 25% pflanzliches Protein mit allen 9 essentiellen Aminosäuren, 31% Ballaststoff, Eisen, Vitamin A, K, E, Magnesium, Calcium und Antioxidantien.

Mit diesen Inhaltsstoffen hilft Moringa:

  • Müdigkeit zu reduzieren
  • das Hautbild zu verbessern
  • das Immunsystem zu verbessern
  • beim Muskelwachstum
  • als Anti-Stress-Mittel
  • den Stoffwechsel anzukurbeln
  • gesund und starke Zähne zu fördern
  • Knochen zu unterstützen

Moringa spinach pesto

Course Main Dish/Hauptgericht, Spreads/Aufstriche
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 portion
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cubes frozen spinach defrosted/3 Würfel TK-Spinat aufgetaut 125g
  • or fresh spinach/oder frischer Spinat
  • 2 g moringa powder/Moringa Pulver
  • 4 basil stems with leaves/Zweige Basilikum
  • half a garlic clove/halbe Knoblauchzehe
  • juice of half a lemon/Saft einer halben Zitrone
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil/1 EL Olivenöl 10g
  • optimal: roasted pinenuts/geröstete Pinien
  • salt and pepper/Salz und Pfeffer

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor./Alle Zutaten in einer Küchenmaschine zu einem cremigen Pesto verarbeiten.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information for whole recipe without pine nuts/Nährwerte für das Rezept ohne Pinien:

117 calories

2g c I 10g f I 4g p

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