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Moringa Recipe: Moringa Superfood Antioxidant Quiche

The weather is cooling down with the change of seasons comes new menu options at your dinner table and social gatherings.  A hearty vegetable quiche is a delicious warm appetizer, side dish or finger food to delight your family and guests alike.  And what better quiche can you think of than one with a slew of powerful antioxidant superfoods including Moringa?

Many people avoid making a “homemade” quiche because they don’t want to fool with pie crust.  Well, we’re here to say, you don’t have to!  It’s what’s inside the matters so buy a pre-made crust and concentrate on the delicious and nutritious filling.  We love this Moringa recipe and hope you and yours will too!

Moringa Superfood Antioxidant Quiche

moringa-powder_1Ingredients

Pre-made pie crust (9 in.)

10 oz. of frozen or fresh chopped spinach

½ cup collard greens, swiss chard or kale

½ cup additional veggies as desired (mushrooms, eggplant, squash)

1 chopped onion

½ cup preferred grated cheese or soy cheese

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese or soy Parmesan

3 chopped garlic cloves

4 eggs or 2 cups egg substitute

½ cup cottage cheese, feta cheese or sour cream

½ cup milk or soy milk

2 tablespoons Moringa Powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions

  1. Over medium heat, melt butter or margarine in a pan.  Sauté onions until cooked, then add spinach, greens and additional veggies, along with the garlic.  Stir and cover for approximately three minutes. 
  2. Heat over to 400°F and spray pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Seal the crust into the pan and trim edges as desired. 
  3. Pour half of the grated cheeses onto the bottom of the crust.
  4. Add Spinach, greens, veggies and onion mixture on top.
  5. Beat eggs, creamy cheese (cottage, feta or sour), milk, Moringa Powder and seasonings until blended smooth. 
  6. Pour mixture over vegetables.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes and then add the remainder of the cheeses to the top.
  8. Bake for approximately 35 to 40 more minutes until the filling is congealed.
  9. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.  Then cut into wedges and serve warm.

Warm your family and improve their health with this delicious Moringa Superfood Antioxidant Quiche today!  Bon Appétit!

Adapted from Epicurious.com and AllRecipes.com.




Moringa is Your Source of All Essential Amino Acids

Today we’re bringing you Part 2 of our Amino Acid series and our topic is Essential Amino Acids.  Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that help energize the body and maintain all cellular function. Essential amino acids are those that our bodies cannot produce on their own but our indispensible to our health.  Therefore, we must get them from food sources.

One of the very best ways to get all amino acids, including all nine essential amino acids, is with Moringa.  As we discussed last month, Moringa is a whole food phyto-nutrient source of amino acids.  Having a balance of amino acids in your daily diet helps your body operate at its best.  But essential amino acids are most important because food is the only way for our bodies to get them.  Beyond Moringa, additional sources of essential amino acids include poultry, beef, milk and other dairy products, beans and nuts.

Today we’re examining what each of the nine essential amino acids are and what they do for our bodies:

Histidine:  Histimine is the decarboxylation of the amino acid histidine.  Histimine resides in body tissue, especially concentrating in the lungs. It helps regulate blood pressure through dilation of capillaries, increases the heart rate as the body deems necessary, contrasts muscles including those that support the lungs and aids in the digestion and excretion.

Moringa Source Moringa CapsulesIsoleucine and Leucine:  These amino acids are similar in make-up and are vital to the structure and function of proteins.  Proteins build and support every bodily system, muscles, organs, tissues, cells and blood.  When broken down, both isoleucine and leucine can produce energy.

Lysine:  Also known as L-lysine, this essential amino acid helps growth and development through collagen and carnitine, which converts fatty acids into usable energy.  It also helps the body absorb calcium, helps to lower cholesterol and may help treat viral infections.

Methionine:  With antioxidant-like properties, methionine can help the body defend against foreign substances and free radicals. It also helps produce important proteins and hormones that maintain a healthy metabolism and stabilize nerves and blood pressure when the body is faced with potential stressors.

Phenylanlanine:  Tyrosine is the biproduct of phenylanlanine and is an important element for cognition, mood, memory and other behaviors controlled by the brain.  It’s a natural mood elevator and may help prevent degenerative brain conditions and chronic pain.

Threonine:  Attribute healthy bones, teeth and strong immune systems to this essential amino acid.  Additionally, Threonine helps muscular and tissue functions because it is high in collagen and elastin.  It also supports neural health.

Tryptophan:  The key ingredient in making serotonin, tryptophan is known to help elevate and regulate mood.  In some cases it can cause drowsiness as well.  Tryptophan is converted into 5-HTP and then serotonin upon digestion.  Serotonin helps transmit messages between nerve cells and narrows blood vessels.

Valine:  This amino acid stimulates muscle growth and boosts energy by supplying extra glucose to muscles and blood, especially during physical activity.  It also aids the nervous system and brain function, in addition to supporting the immune system.

Ensure you are getting all of your essential amino acids by taking your daily dose of Moringa!




4 Reasons Why Kids Should Go Back-to-School with Moringa

When kids go back to school in the fall, parents everywhere want them to be in tip-top shape for every exciting part of their new year.  In addition to academics, there are so many new things to learn and do:  sports teams, clubs, social bonding, school plays, field trips, and the list goes on.

Make sure your kids are ready for all this school year has in store by giving them the best nutrition to nourish their minds and bodies for excellence.  Here are four reasons why you should serve your kids Moringa for a great year:

Moringa Boosts Immune Systems

During the first few months of school, pediatrician offices, hospitals and Dr. Moms, beware!  From desks and handrails, to gym equipment and computer labs, germs are flying everywhere and being passed around schools like a game of hot potato.  And of course many sicknesses often get passed around the household to parents and other siblings too.  What can be done about these nasty back-to-school bugs?  Boost your tot’s immune system with Moringa so they are better able to fight off illnesses before they attack with noticeable symptoms.  Moringa is chock full of kidsVitamin C and other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that elevate the immune system.  Less sick days means more learning and we give that an A+.

Moringa Heightens Energy

Kids seem to have a lot of energy naturally…and so does Moringa!  With over 90 phyto-nutrients, Moringa helps sustain energy all day long.  Moringa is a whole food and has the nutrition little bodies need to stay active and engaged, including protein and amino acids that support all functions of the body.  Plus keeping the body satisfied for longer and blood sugar levels stable with a formula or protein, carbs, fiber and a touch of fat will allow kids to spend more time learning and playing without craving sugary snacks and sodas for energy.

Moringa Improves Cognition

Moringa not only energizes the body, but also the mind.  It’s hard work for kids to concentrate for hours upon hours at school.  But when their bodies are fueled with brain-boosting nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids needed for neurotransmission, and a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, students are better able to focus and learn.  In fact, these nutrients can improve memory, problem solving skills and sharpen the mind for better clarity in an educational environment.  Plus, Moringa contains nutrients like iron that oxygenates blood, which ensures the brain is powered throughout the school day.

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Moringa Supports Growth and Development

Lifelong health is often dictated at a young age, on both a physical and habitual level.  When children get good nutrition in their early childhood, they are more likely to grow and develop properly and are less likely to get sick and contract diseases.  Moreover, research shows that teaching children healthful eating habits during youth translates to a healthier diet and lifestyle into adulthood.

As most parents know, kids have a discerning pallet and making headstrong children eat something they don’t like is near impossible.  But with Moringa Powder as your secret superfood, you can make tons of meals they already love more nutritious.  If Mac n Cheese is your kids favorite dish, mix some Moringa Powder into the cheese sauce.  Smoothies are even more wholesome with a scoop of Moringa Powder.  And Moringa Powder will go undetectable in casseroles, soups and sauces while adding a nourishing punch to many meals.  With 4 times the calcium in milk, 3 times the potassium in bananas, 7 times the vitamin C in oranges and 3 times the iron in spinach, Moringa contains a garden of nutrients your kids may not choose to eat otherwise. Lifelong health is often dictated at a young age, on both a physical and habitual level.  When children get good nutrition in their early childhood, they are more likely to grow and develop properly and are less likely to get sick and contract diseases.  Moreover, research shows that teaching children healthful eating habits during youth translates to a healthier diet and lifestyle into adulthood.

 

What are you waiting for?  Arm your family with Moringa as a superfood weapon for a great school year!