Calcium is a vital mineral essential for maintaining optimal health in humans. It plays an indispensable role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, which is why it is often associated with bone health. However, Calcium is also crucial for keeping the skin healthy and supple. When there is a deficiency of Calcium in the body, the parathyroid gland may extract Calcium from bones to support the function of cells, leading to weak bones and an increased risk of fractures.
Moreover, Calcium deficiency has been linked to various skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. This is because Calcium is a critical component that collaborates with the epidermis to produce sebum. This natural oil acts as a barrier to the external environment and preserves the skin’s natural moisture. A lack of Calcium in the long run can cause thin and fragile skin, brittle nails, inflammation, and even hair loss.
To meet the Calcium requirement of most adults, it is recommended to consume 1000 mg of Calcium daily. One way to achieve this is through a healthy and balanced diet that includes Calcium-rich foods. My Strawberry Moringa Calcium Smoothie is an excellent source of Calcium that can provide you with more than 50% of your daily Calcium intake. This delicious and nutritious smoothie is an easy and convenient way to ensure you meet your daily Calcium needs.
The smoothie is made up of seven ingredients that are naturally rich in Calcium. These ingredients also contain other essential nutrients that work together with Calcium, aiding its absorption.
For instance, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and K are all present in significant amounts in this smoothie. These nutrients help in Calcium absorption, making it more effective in the body.
The primary source of Calcium in this smoothie is Moringa powder. I like to add this powder to my homemade matcha drinks and smoothies. Moringa powder is a nutritional powerhouse, containing seven times more vitamin C than oranges, ten times more vitamin A than carrots, and 17 times more Calcium than milk!
Moringa makes an incredible smoothie booster, especially if you want to increase your Calcium intake
Strawberry Moringa Calcium Smoothie
- 1 blender
- 1 cup strawberries frozen
- 1 Medjool date pitted
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 cup broccoli raw, chopped
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp Moringa powder
- 1 cup soy milk
- Add all the ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth. Serve immediately.