Moringa Moon Milk (Vegan)
This magical green Moringa Moon Milk recipe is made with nutrient-dense moringa powder, plant-based milk, soothing & fortifying ashwagandha, and is sweetened with only dates! This creamy, healthy beverage makes for a calming cup of comfort any time of day!
By now I’m sure you’ve caught on to my love for Moon Milk! Not only is moon milk fun and whimsical, moon milk is also brimming with powers that can benefit us all! This vibrant green Ayurvedic brew is no exception with it’s soothing health properties and utterly delicious creaminess!
What is Moringa?
Moringa is a tree native to India. Moringa is super rich in vitamins and minerals, and its amazing health benefits are just now being more closely researched by scientists. You can most often find Moringa in powder form — the pulverized dried leaves and seed pods of the Moringa tree.
Moringa Powder Benefits
Moringa Powder is:
Rich in calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, protein, Vitamin C, and B vitamins.
Rich in antioxidants.
How to Make Moringa Moon Milk Latte - Step by Step
Combine all ingredients in a food process or high speed blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Strain and heat.
4. Pour and enjoy!
Top Tips for Making Green Moringa Moon Milk Latte
Make it Frothy
For a super frothy, creamy Moon Milk Latte, I recommend using a milk frother such as this one from Zulay (it’s my favorite!).
If you do not have a high speed blender or you want a super smooth moon milk, I recommend straining it through a cheesecloth before heating it.
Not a fan of Cardamom?
If you are not a fan of cardamom, it can be omitted for a still-tasty moon milk recipe!
Not in the mood for a warm beverage! Pour this moon milk over ice for a delicious, cold treat!
Common Recipe Questions
Can I use cow’s milk instead of plant-based milk in this moon milk recipe?
Yes, so long as you are not vegan or on a dairy-free diet, this recipe works well with any milk of your choosing!
Can I omit ashwagandha?
Yes. This moon milk will not have as many soothing and sleep promoting properties without ashwagandha, but you will still have one tasty and healthy moon milk without!
Can I use a different sweetener?
Yes. If you prefer not using dates, you can use 1-2 teaspoons of raw honey, maple syrup, coconut nectar or coconut sugar, if you prefer. If you’re on a sugar-free diet, I recommend this sugar-free sweetener.
Can I omit the date?
Yes. This moon milk is still tasty unsweetened, and the date can be omitted for a sugar-free moon milk. See above for alternative suggestions.
Moringa Moon Milk
Author: Kristen Wood | 9-27-2019
- prep time: 2 minutes
- cook time: 3 minutes
- total time: 5 minutes
Yields: 1 serving / 1 3/4 cup (about 1 mug full)
- 1 3/4 cups plant-based milk (I use almond) (420 grams)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons moringa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder
- 1/2 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil
- 1 pitted date
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- In a food processor or blender combine all of the above ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Optionally strain, and then heat over medium heat on the stovetop until warmed throughout.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
- Serving: 1 3/4 cups
- Fat: 6 grams
- Calories: 132
- Carbs: 17 grams
- Fiber: 0.8 grams
NOTE: Please see 'Tips' above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!