This moringa popcorn recipe is so rich in nutrients that I actually sometimes have it as a meal.
Because it contains the green superfood powder moringa (dried and pulverized leaves from the moringa tree), it’s remarkably rich in important minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron), vitamines (A and E) and antioxidants.
In addition, just one portion (half of the recipe below) provides you with 8 g. of protein and close to 25% of the daily recommend intake of fiber (which is known to help keep weight in check).
Below the recipe I’ve added the nutritional info for some of the key-nutrients in this recipe.
Ready to pop some corn?
The recipe: Superfood Popcorn with Moringa
Serves: 2 people (or one very hungry person)
- 50 grams popcorn kernels (3.5 tbsp)
- 16 grams of coconut oil (2.5 tbsp melted, or 1 tbsp solid coconut oil)
- 24 grams nutritional yeast (4 big tbsp)
- 7 grams Organic Moringa Powder (3 tsp)**
- ½ tsp. sea salt
* While you could just make do with moringa powder, oil and salt in this recipe, the nutritional yeast has a key-role in the taste experience. It complements the taste of moringa just enough so the popcorn does not taste too ‘greenish’.
- Mix nutritional yeast, moringa powder and sea salt in a small bowl.
- Pop the popcorn in a popcorn machine or large pot: add coconut oil and three kenels to the pot, cover it with a lid and heat it up to medium. When the 3 kernels have popped, remove them from the pot and add the rest of the kernels. Let them pop while shaking the pot every 10 seconds to make sure they do not burn.
- When all the kernels have popped, put the popcorn in a bowl.
- Drizzle the moringa topping over the popcorn and mix it well with the popcorn so it gets equally distributed. If desired add additional salt.
Nutritional Info Per Portion (1/2 of the recipe; 49g.):
Energi: 209 kcal, Fat: 9.5g. – Carbs: 19g. – Fiber: 6g. – Protein: 8.5g.
Iron: 30% of RDI (3mg.) – Calcium: 10% of RDI (85mg) – Magnesium: 8% of RDI (25mg ) – Vitamin E: W: 17% / M: 14% of RDI (1.42mg)
*RDI = Recommended Daily Intake, according to the Nordic Nutritional Recomendations. W = women, M = men.