Healthy Mint Moringa Mousse Recipe (Secret Creamy Ingredient!)

If you haven’t heard, the ancient Ayurvedic herb moringa is at the forefront of the superfood talk in 2018. For starters: see trend #1 in this list and get all our favorite moringa recipes!

And while we’re on this green topic, I’m excited to add a new moringa recipe into the Breakfast Criminals collection. This one is a guest recipe by Britni Martinelli (aka @nourishingnelli) from her ebook Dessert in Disguise, which offers 30 Breakfast Criminals-approved yummy bowl recipes.

You’re also going to learn about a secret low-sugar, creamy ingredient that can help regulate blood sugar. You’re going to want to add to your pantry ASAP.

Enjoy and tag #breakfastcriminals in your creations when you post them on Instagram.

Mint and Moringa Mousse Recipe with kuzu by @nourishingnelli for Breakfast Criminals

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 avocado 
  • 1 cup kuzu pudding (see more about kuzu + get the super easy recipe below. It’s been used by Eastern healers for over 2000 years and boasts with benefits and is worth ordering on Amazon to use as a non-sweet smoothie thickener and more!) 
  • 1/2 tspn. mint extract or fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach 
  • 1 tspn. matcha powder 
  • 1 tspn. moringa powder 
  • 2 TBSP. tocos (optional superfood boost) 
  • 1/4 cup coconut meat (use fresh or frozen coconut meat – Trader Joe’s sells it, or replace it with 2 TBSP. coconut butter)  
  • 1/2 green apple 
  • Dash of cinnamon 
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides – optional (we recommend Vital Proteins

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. Blend all ingredients and freeze them in cubes.
  2. Remove cubes from freezer, let thaw for 2-3 minutes, reblend in a high-speed blender until thick and creamy. 

Topping options (toptions):

  • Hemp Seeds 
  • Cacao Nibs 

BUT WHAT IS KUZU?

Kuzu pudding is a base ingredient to many of the bowls in my ebook! It’s one of those “go-to” items in my house ever since I stumbled upon it a few years ago. Take a look below as I break down the benefits and give you the who, what, why.

KUZU – sometimes pronounced (kudzu) is a root native to Japan. It’s been used in Chinese medicine for years for it’s amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. With its thick viscous like consistency, it’s very stomach-soothing as it coats the lining, providing you with protection. This in combination with it’s high level of flavonoids does wonderful work in strengthening your digestive and circulatory systems.

Kuzu works as a natural stress reliever by promoting your body to produce hormones responsible for reaching a calm state. Kuzu has been used to treat menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms due to its phytoestrogen content; riding things like hot flashes and night sweats.

Every woman could benefit from adding it to their regimen, as were all dealing with hormones and working to keep them balanced! From a food standpoint, kuzu helps balance the acidity of sweets making it perfect in pair with a dessert! -@nourishingnelli

HOW TO MAKE A BATCH OF KUZU PUDDING:

YOU’LL NEED: 

  • 3 TBS. kuzu starch powder
  • 6 TBS. water
  • 1 1/3 cup coconut milk (light)
  • Shake of sea salt

HOW:

  1. Mix Kuzu + water in a small bowl until it becomes dissolved.
  2. Heat coconut milk + sea salt on the stove at medium/high heat until it reaches a simmer.
  3. Pour the kuzu mixture into the coconut milk and whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes until a pudding consistency starts to occur.
  4. Remove from the heat, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 8 days.

Read more about kuzu benefits.


Healthy Mint Moringa Mousse Recipe
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Serves: 2
 
This Healthy Mint Moringa Mousse Recipe with Matcha is a dessert in disguise, full of nutritiously delicious benefits!
Ingredients
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup kuzu pudding
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tspn. matcha powder
  • 1 tspn. moringa powder
  • 2 TBSP. tocos
  • ¼ cup coconut meat (use fresh or frozen coconut meat - Trader Joe's sells it, or replace it with 2 TBSP. coconut butter)
  • ½ green apple
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides
  • Topping options: Hemp Seeds, Cacao Nibs
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients and freeze them in cubes.
  2. Remove cubes from freezer, let thaw for 2-3 minutes, reblend in a high-speed blender until thick and creamy.