This Moringa Smoothie recipe is a superfood breakfast! Use fresh or dried moringa leaves blended with frozen fruit for a creamy and delicious smoothie. This drink is made vegan and dairy-free.

Moringa smoothie in a large glass jar.

A smoothie is a great refreshing way to start your morning. One of the best parts about smoothies is that you can hide the taste of green vegetables really easily using ingredients such as frozen bananas and berries.

Smoothies can also be meal-prepped for busy mornings. Simply pack the frozen ingredients into a bag in the freezer ahead of time, making it grab and blend!

What is Moringa?

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is a plant that is found in Africa and Asia. It’s also knowns as a moringa tree, drumstick tree, or tree of life due to all of its health benefits, especially its antioxidant properties. The benefits of moringa are still being discovered, but it is considered a superfood and a great source of vitamins.

The leaves of the moringa plant are edible, and can be used in salads or cooked dishes. The moringa plant is also used to make Moringa Tea.

Moringa is a superfood, and is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. I found moringa leaf at my local farmers’ market! You can most easily find it in a powder form.

bunch of fresh moringa leaves.
Fresh moringa.

Moringa Smoothie Benefits

  • You can make this recipe vegan and dairy-free using non-dairy milk. If you tolerate dairy, feel free to use regular milk.
  • It’s a fast and filling breakfast that isa great way to start the day.
  • Moringa is an amazing ingredient and has been shown to have a protective effect against diseases including oxidative stress, liver disease, neurological disease, hyperglycemia and cancer.

Ingredients

Moringa smoothie ingredients in small bowls on the counter.
  • Moringa leaves make the smoothie a pretty color as well as help your body stay healthy. You can also use dried moringa. I also have a recipe for making Moringa Tea that is naturally caffeine-free!
  • Bananas and pineapple add fresh flavor with natural sugars to help make the smoothie yummy.
  • Hemp seeds add healthy fats and plant protein.
  • Plant milk keeps this smoothie dairy-free, but you can feel free to use any type of milk you like. I used unsweetened almond milk.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Add ingredients to a high-powered blender in the order given.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Moringa smoothie ingredients in a blender.

Step Two

Blend on high for 45 seconds, or until thick and creamy.

Moringa smoothie blended in a blender jar.

Step Three

Transfer to a jar and serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

  • Wash and dry your moringa ahead of time. Can’t find fresh moringa? Try using baby spinach or baby kale instead. Or, use 1-2 teaspoons of dried moringa powder.
  • You can use regular dairy milk if you aren’t dairy-free. Or, try using coconut water.
  • To make this a meal replacement smoothie, feel free to add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder. See my list of the best clean protein powders or the best protein powders for pregnancy.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on how many servings you want.
Finished moringa smoothie in a jar.

Recipe FAQs

What milk can I use?

Whatever you have on hand! If you drink cow’s milk, that’s great. Almond, soy, coconut milk, any plant-based beverage will work.

What does moringa taste like?

It definitely has a “green” taste, kind of like spinach. Moringa leaves and moringa powder taste about the same. I like to mask the taste in a fruit smoothie like this one.

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Moringa Superfood Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

This Moringa Smoothie recipe is a superfood breakfast! Use fresh moringa leaves blended with frozen fruit for a creamy and delicious smoothie.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite plant milk)
  • 1/2 cup fresh moringa leaves (or 2 teaspoons moringa powder)
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the milk, moringa leaves, banana, pineapple, and hemp seeds.
  2. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds, or until the smoothie is thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. To prep fresh moringa for a smoothie, wash it and pat it dry. Then, use your hands to gently pull the leaves off the stems. Discard the stems and use the leaves.
  2. If you aren’t on a vegan or dairy-free diet, you can use regular dairy milk in this recipe.
  3. To make this a meal replacement smoothie, feel free to add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder.
  4. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on how many servings you want.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10 ounces
  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 22.8 g
  • Sodium: 225.2 mg
  • Fat: 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with nearly 10 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.