As promised, here is the recipe I mentioned in my post Avocado: The Little Miracle Worker. I eat guacamole often, with different herbs and spices but had never had it with moringa powder.
I use moringa powder regularly, mostly in smoothies, but recently received an order of Aduna Mango and Cashew Bars accompanied by a recipe for guacamole which included moringa powder. I gave it a go and loved it. It takes no time at all. This is slightly adapted, I used chilli powder instead of fresh chilli – bit of a wimp as far as chillies are concerned, I’m afraid! – and lemon juice instead of lime.
Moringa Powder is currently considered a ‘superfood’: it has more protein than hemp protein powder, is rich in calcium, iron and potassium and contains many more vitamins and minerals. It is also organic and gluten-free. I use the Aduna brand because they support small businesses in Africa, often run by women.
This guacamole tastes good and does you good: containing protein, healthy fats, vitamin C & E, minerals, B vitamins, lycopene, antioxidants and dietary fibre. It provides slow-releasing energy and is very filling.
(Organic where possible, all measurements approximate).
1 Ripe Avocado
1 Large Spring Onion, chopped
Small handful of Coriander, chopped
Good squeeze of Lemon Juice (or Lime)
1/4 Tsp Moringa Powder
Chilli or Chilli Powder to taste
Black Pepper & Pink Himalayan Salt to taste
Mash the avocado roughly with a fork
Mix in all the other ingredients
Taste and adjust seasoning.
Serve with salad, crudités, in a wrap, on bread or crackers.
Copyright: Chris McGowan
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