Black Tea Moringa Smoothie

Having worked in the food industry for years and taken roles as a caffeine supplier (barista) and juiceologist (raw juice bar employee), I often have people coming to me for a solution to feeling tired.

In the long-term, sleeping more, eating better, exercising daily, and consuming less caffeine (caffeine is a drug with “empty energy” and there is a rebound affect after consuming caffeine where people report feeling more tired the next day) are all viable solutions. But, what should you do when you need a quick pick-me-up?

As a tea drinker, I thought a great solution would be to use black tea as a base for a moringa smoothie. Moringa powder, because of its nutrient density, can give you a burst of energy. Additionally, I added raw cacao nibs (full of antioxidants and caffeine) and maca root powder (from the Andean region and used to boost stamina and combat fatigue) for an extra boost.

Moringa Black Tea Smoothie


  • 8 oz Your favorite Black Tea, cooled
  • 1 Banana, preferably frozen
  • 2 Tbsps Pumpkin Seeds, raw
  • 2 Tbsps Walnuts, raw
  • 1 Tbsp Moringa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Maca powder
  • 1 Tbsp Raw cacao nibs
  • 2-3 ice cubes (more if you prefer a thicker smoothie)

Blend all the ingredients together for 1-2 minutes and enjoy this yummy burst of energy in a glass.


You can find many more yummy moringa recipes on our blog!


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