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Try This Powerhouse Latte for Lactation

If you’re looking for a new morning brew, try a moringa latte. Not only does it offer a host of health benefits, but for nursing moms specifically, a moringa latte stands as a nurturing elixir uniquely poised to bolster breastfeeding and lactation. Moringa, renowned for its exceptional nutritional profile, is a veritable powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This superfood contains significant amounts of iron, calcium, and essential amino acids, all of which contribute to the overall health and vitality of both the breastfeeding mother and her nursing child. Moringa’s galactagogue properties, which stimulate milk production, have been embraced for generations across cultures. By incorporating moringa into a soothing latte, mothers can tap into its lactation-enhancing benefits while indulging in a comforting and enjoyable beverage. Moreover, the calming ritual of sipping a warm moringa latte can promote relaxation, reducing stress and positively impacting milk supply. A moringa latte, therefore, not only satisfies the palate but also serves as a nourishing ally in the journey of breastfeeding, providing essential nutrients and support for both mother and baby. 

We chose this specific recipe because it couldn’t be easier!

  • 10 oz almond milk (any milk is fine)
  • ½ tsp reishi mushroom (optional for adaptogenic balancing properties)
  • 1 tsp moringa powder (our favorite is from Anima Mundi for the sourcing, rich flavor profile, & bright green coloration)
  • 1 tbsp manuka honey (our favorite is Activist Manuka 850+)

Hot Latte Instructions
  • Steam/heat milk
  • Add ingredients to a blender & blend on high for 20 seconds
  • Pour & enjoy!

Cold Latte Instructions
  • Add ingredients to a blender & blend on high for 20 seconds
  • Pour over ice & enjoy!

More on Moringa

Moringa, scientifically known as Moringa oleifera, is a fast-growing tree native to parts of South Asia, including India, Pakistan, and Nepal, although it is now cultivated in various tropical and subtropical regions around the world. It is often referred to as the “drumstick tree,” “miracle tree,” or “tree of life” due to its remarkable nutritional and medicinal properties.

Nearly all parts of the moringa tree are used for various purposes. The leaves, pods (drumstick-like fruits), flowers, seeds, and roots are all edible and have been traditionally consumed for their health benefits. Moringa leaves are particularly valued for their high nutrient content, including vitamins (such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and various B vitamins), minerals (like iron, calcium, and magnesium), and antioxidants. The leaves can be used fresh, dried, or in powdered form and are often added to dishes, soups, and teas.

How Moringa Supports Heath & Well-Being


Moringa leaves are rich in essential nutrients, making them a valuable dietary supplement, especially in regions with limited access to diverse foods.

Antioxidant Properties

The plant contains antioxidants, such as quercetin and chlorogenic acid, which help protect cells from oxidative stress and inflammation.

Lactation Support

Moringa is believed to have galactagogue properties that can promote milk production in breastfeeding mothers.


Moringa extracts have been studied for their potential anti-inflammatory effects, which could be beneficial for various health conditions.

Blood Sugar Regulation

Some studies suggest that moringa may have a positive impact on blood sugar levels, though more research is needed.

Digestive Health

Moringa leaves and pods are rich in dietary fiber, which can support healthy digestion.

Potential Anti-Microbial and Anti-Cancer Properties

Preliminary research has explored moringa’s potential to combat microbial infections and inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells, though these findings are still being studied.

About the contributor: Sydney Bliss is a postpartum chef and founder of Milky Oat, a gourmet postpartum meal delivery service.

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