This healthy moringa oatmeal recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam inspires others with her passion for healthy eating, and shares delicious recipes on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
Oatmeal is one of my family’s favorite ways to start the day. Some people are content with having their oatmeal plain, but for us, adding other toppings and superfoods like moringa powder makes things more delicious and packs a nutrient punch. This super healthy moringa oatmeal recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare and you will have breakfast ready for the week.
Often with superfoods, just a small amount provides a generous health boost. This is especially true with moringa powder, which is ground from the freshly harvested, nutrient-dense leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree. Considered a complete protein, moringa powder contains all 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot synthesize on their own and must obtain through food. Moringa is a powerhouse of antioxidants, the protective compounds that fight off unstable molecules known as free radicals, which have been linked to degenerative diseases. One particular group of antioxidant-like compounds found in moringa, known as cytokinins, are recognized for their anti-aging effects.
Moringa powder is also a highly bioavailable source of vitamins and minerals. A single 0.5 ounce serving (approx. 3 teaspoons) of moringa powder provides over 25% of the daily recommended value for calcium, and over 20% of that for iron. Ounce for ounce, moringa powder boasts even more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots, and more potassium than bananas. Known for its energy-boosting effects, moringa powder helps you feel more alert. Health benefits aside, one of the great things about moringa powder is that it has a very subtle flavor that blends seamlessly with many kinds of foods. You can also try it mixed with salad dressings, soups, and smoothies, or sprinkled over yogurt and cereal.
Made with gluten-free rolled oats and almond milk, this recipe is great for vegans and anyone with a gluten sensitivity. You can add any nuts, fruits, or other toppings of your choice to the oatmeal. For a delicious crunch, I added chopped pistachios, which also provide additional protein and fiber. My kids love fresh and dried fruits in their oatmeal, so for this recipe I used dried mulberries and shredded coconut. Mulberries are a superfood of their own with high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, and even protein. They’re a little crunchy, and when you add them to oatmeal they soften up a bit. Chia seeds help thicken the oatmeal while providing omega-3 fatty acids and extra fiber. That’s a whole lot of health benefits you’ll be getting just at the start of your day!
This moringa oatmeal recipe turns a comfort food into a nutrient-packed power breakfast. Whether it’s a busy weekday or lazy Sunday morning, you’ll love cozying up with a delicious bowl of this good-for-you oatmeal.