707. Moringa and Mint Iced Tea

September 28, 2017mayurisjikoni


   What is Moringa? Its considered as the ‘new’ superfood with plenty of health benefits. Moringa is what we know as drumstick tree, the tree of life, horseradish tree, ben oil tree etc. One can consume the pods, flowers, seeds and leaves of this tree. India is the largest producer of moringa. My all time favorite is making the pods or sarghvo as its called in Gujarati, in a yogurt and chickpea flour gravy.
   Moringa powder is a rich source of protein, 28g in every 100g. It’s one of the few plants that contains what is known as the complete protein. It easily can compete with animal based protein. It contains all the essential amino acids. Besides being rich in protein it is also rich in Vitamins A,C and E, calcium and potassium. It fights free radicals in the body to and therefore helps to keep the organs healthy, fights inflammation which is good to fight inflammatory diseases like arthritis, respiratory problems and cardiovascular diseases.  It also helps to lower blood sugar and bad cholesterol. It also helps to balance hormones in the body and improves digestive health.

Try and include moringa powder in your daily diet. Add it to smoothies, oats, salads, soups, in milk or as a herbal tea. Adding fresh moringa leaves, flowers or the pods to your dals, curries, sabjis, soups  etc is beneficial health wise.

Protein source in this recipe is moringa powder

By no means am I claiming or supporting any sort of fad diet that are the latest craze in the fitness world. I’m just trying to include non meat non fish dishes from which you can get your protein source.




Serves 2
1 cup water
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
1-2 tsp moringa powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey or any sweetener of your choice
a generous pinch of rock salt
lots of ice cubes
  1. Put the mint leaves and water in a blender.
  2. Process till the leaves are crushed completely.
  3. If you like you can strain the mint water or leave it as it is.
  4. If you have strained it then return it to the blender.
  5. Add mooring powder, honey, lemon juice and salt.
  6. Process for a few seconds so that the moringa powder gets blended completely.
  7. Pour the liquid out into a jug and chill it in the fridge for 1-2 hrs.
  8. Just before serving fill 2 glasses with ice cubes.
  9. Pour the moringa and mint tea over the ice cubes.
  10. Serve immediately. Enjoy a cool refreshing healthy drink.
  • Some articles claim that adding moringa powder to hot water destroys the nutrients. To be on the safe side I don’t add it to anything that is really hot.
  • Add fresh herbs of your choice like basil, tulsi, etc.
My Protein Rich Dishes so far:

Day 1 – Mixed Dal Paddu

Day 16 – Bean and Veggie Pot Pies

Day 20 – Phyllo Cup Salad
Day 21 – Baklava flavored Sandesh
Day 22 – Huevos Rancheros (Mexican Breafast)
Day 23 – Sattu ke Parathe

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  • vaishali sabnani

    September 29, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Yes in Gujarat thee drumsticks are normally made in yogurt and chickpea gravy , personally I am very fond of these drumsticks, but I like the idea of this iced tea , it looks super refreshing .

  • Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner

    September 29, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Wow.. Tea with moringa leaves.. Totally healthy ,because i always had as a soup and this tea will be just perfect for me.. Will prepare this for me someday..

  • Srivalli

    September 29, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Oh that's an excellent drink…did you make the Moringa powder yourself or store bought?..love the green colour and must have been so refreshing!

  • Archana Potdar

    September 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This iced tea sounds delicious. I love the thought of using powder this way I can include in dals and vegetables and no one will know. Thanks. Will wait for the rains to subside then dry the leaves.

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  • Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

    September 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    wow moringa powder in Tea? That's brilliant. Great way to include moringa in every day recipes. Great share Mayuri.

  • Priya Suresh

    October 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Wow very unique iced tea, and moringa powder in tea thats seriously amazing. Love the colour of the iced tea Mayuri.

  • Prathima Shivraj

    October 2, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Soo refreshing to sip any time..

  • Prathima Shivraj

    October 2, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Soo refreshing to sip any time..

  • Sapana Behl

    October 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Wow I never knew about Moringa leaves. The iced tea looks very refreshing with mint leaves.

  • preeti gupta

    October 5, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Very refreshing and healthy tea recipe..

  • Ruchi Indu

    October 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    very refreshing drink. Loved the recipe.

  • Azlin Bloor

    June 13, 2020 at 11:35 am

    I’m definitely going to have to try this, never thought to have moringa in a cold drink like this. Sounds good, with the lemon, mint and honey.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 13, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks Azlin, enjoy it when you try the recipe out.

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