It’s been quite chilly this week and I wanted something warm and hearty but packed with protein, so I created this clean risotto. It is high in protein and I have added a special ingredient….Moringa! Unlike other ‘green superfoods’ like chlorella and spirulina, if you have tried mixing them in your juices and smoothies, the taste is sometimes unbearable. Trust me on this one, I have both chlorella and spirulina in my food cupboard and I do dread it sometimes because you can taste the algae-ness of it. But Aduna’s Moringa has a very pleasant spinachy, earthy taste, it tastes like veggy greens.
As mentioned in my previous post where I used Aduna’s Baobab in my Matcha Raweo, Aduna is on a social mission in creating sustainable livelihoods for women farmers with their Baobab Trees and Moringa Trees.
Aduna’s Moringa, also know as the Miracle tree is a Green Superleaf powder and it is 100% organic, raw wholefood made from naturally-dried leaf of the moringa tree. It is completely pure and unadulterated and it is the most nutrient-dense plant on earth – packed with 13 essential vitamins and minerals, rich in iron and high in protein!
Nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin (B2), vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and a source of niacin (B3), thiamin (B1), zinc and high in antioxidants. These contribute to good skin health, anti-ageing, energy release, blood pressure, bones and teeth, healthy nails and hair. Moringa is also contain 23% protein and contains nine essentail amino acids. It is an excellent source of protein and ideal for vegans and vegetarians.
When compared to other green superfoods, moringa has almost double the number of essential vitamins and minerals as spirulina!
250g Sunflower Seeds, Soaked
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 Onion, chopped
1/2 Sachet of Aduna Moringa Powder (around 2g)
A handful of Spinach
8-10 Asparagus Spears
250ml of vegetable broth
1. Soak sunflower seeds overnight or all day in filtered water.
2. Drain and rinse sunflower seeds. Set aside.
3. Chop your asparagus and roughly chop your spinach.
4. Melt coconut oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until translucent.
5. Add in your sunflower seeds and let it cook for 3 minutes, it should have a crunchy texture on the outside but soft on the inside
6. Add in your veg and your broth slowly and let it simmer until the liquid evaporates
7. Remove from heat in pour your content in a bowl and mix in your Moringa Powder. Do not cook the powder!
8. To serve, place the risotto on each plate and then top with the asparagus spears. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. You can also top it with watercress. Enjoy Warm
Have an awesome week! Are you making any small changes with #OrganicSeptember?