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There's a meme that goes a little something like, "Frizzy hair? Coconut oil. Bad skin? Coconut oil. Bad credit? Coconut oil. BF acting up? Coconut oil." Yes, it would seem that the world went a little coconut oil crazy, convinced that pouring coconut oil over, well, everything, would cure your every woe.

10 Moringa Recipes That Will Convince You to Try the Superfood

Chicken Tinola

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Chicken Tinola is a Filipino soup where the chicken is cooked in a ginger broth with green papaya and leaves added at the end. The rice makes this soup hearty enough for dinner, but the broth base keeps it light.

Get the recipe: Chicken Tinola

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Pumpkin Seed Moringa Cupcakes

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These cupcakes are extra ~healthy~ with the addition of moringa powder (also known as malunggay) and pumpkin seeds. They use honey instead of refined sugar and contain 5 grams of protein per cupcake.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Seed Moringa Cupcakes

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Grilled Cheese with Blueberry, Basil, and Moringa

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Grilled cheese is such a great meal because it can be adapted in infinite ways. This version has fresh blueberries, brie, and basil leaves. (See also: 10 Healthy Grilled Cheese Recipes)

Get the recipe: Grilled Cheese with Blueberry, Basil, and Moringa

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Easy Moringa Leaves Chicken

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Curry powder, red chili powder, ginger-garlic paste, and coriander add flavor to the tomatoes, leaves, and chicken drumsticks.

Get the recipe: Easy Moringa Leaves Chicken

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Spicy Cilantro Pesto with Moringa

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Free radical-fighting moringa is an easy addition to your tried-and-true pesto recipe.

Get the recipe: Spicy Cilantro Pesto with Moringa

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Moringa Bounty Balls

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Whip up a batch of these bites when your chocolate cravings just. won't. quit. They have moringa powder, cashews, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. The chocolate topping is made from cocoa powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup.

Get the recipe: Moringa Bounty Balls

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Moringa Matcha Latte

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Moringa and matcha powder are very similar. They're both green and have incredible health benefits, like boosting the immune system and promoting heart health. Matcha and malunggay go together like yin and yang—matcha has an earthy, bitter flavor while moringa is sweet.

Get the recipe: Moringa Matcha Latte

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Chunky Monkey Moringa Smoothie

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You're used to adding a scoop of protein powder to your smoothies, so consider moringa your next foray into powdered nutrition. Moringa is a great post-workout option as it's high in protein, vitamin C, potassium, and calcium.

Get the recipe: Chunky Monkey Moringa Smoothie

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Healthy Moringa Oatmeal

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Green oatmeal? This breakfast looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book! But the slightly sweet flavor of the moringa pairs well with the pistachios, shredded coconut, and almond milk in the oatmeal.

Get the recipe: Healthy Moringa Oatmeal

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Egg Rolls with Moringa Leaves

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In this moringa recipe, eggs are rolled with green chilies, cheddar cheese, and yup, moringa leaves to make this twist on the omelet.

Get the recipe: Egg Rolls with Moringa Leaves

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