Protein-Packed Veggie Soup

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It’s simple, tasty, and super healthy. This soup is vegan, gluten free, plant based, and chock full of vitamins, minerals, and healing phytonutrients. The beans pack in the protein, while the vegetables complete it with all 18 amino acids.

Ingredients:

1 frozen bag of soup veggies (whichever you prefer)

1/2 bag of dried and soaked black eyed peas

About 50-60 ounces of vegetable broth (MSG free)

Seasonings to taste- I added a sprinkling of garlic powder, onion powder, and Himalayan salt.

Directions: 

Bring the broth to a boil, and add the beans. Add the bag of veggies about 30

minutes later. Keep an eye on the beans- they should be soft after a total of 45-60 minutes in the boiling broth. Season to taste and serve!

 

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Quick Lentil Pitas

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This is a great recipe to make when you’re on the go and don’t have a lot of prep time. The key with any beans is to have a batch pre-cooked in your fridge at all times to make quick meals when you don’t have time for the soaking and boiling.

Each serving is packed with 21 grams of complete protein, 16 grams of fiber, about 30% daily value of most b-vitamins, 37% DV of iron, 31% DV zinc, and 23% DV magnesium.

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:
2 cup cooked lentils
Extra-virgin olive oil
Garlic powder
Turmeric powder
Sea salt
Leafy greens
Salsa
4 Whole grain pitas

Directions:
Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat, and lightly drizzle the pan with olive oil. Place the pita pockets in the pan, and fry until each side is a light golden brown.
Place the lentils in a small bowl. Lightly season to taste with a dash of garlic powder, turmeric, and sea salt.
Fill each pita half with ½ cup of seasoned lentils, and desired amounts of greens and salsa. Enjoy!

Powerful Pregnancy & Post-workout Smoothie

Super-delicious Superfood Post-workout Smoothie

<Banana Hemp Protein Smoothie

This superfood vegan smoothie has 12 grams of raw protein per serving, balanced with 9 grams of fiber. Combine that with 20% your daily value of potassium and 55% DV of magnesium and it becomes an ideal recovery smoothie after a hot summer day or workout at the gym.

This smoothie is also ideal for expecting mothers. Bananas & hemp supply an abundance of minerals that are necessary for your baby’s bones, teeth, connective tissue and cartilage to form. The high magnesium content in particular makes this an excellent way to prevent preeclampsia and muscle cramping. This ideal ratio of clean protein to fiber will not only help with tissue growth of your baby, but will keep your digestive system regular and help prevent hemorrhoids. And what mama doesn’t want that?

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:
2 tbsp raw hemp seeds
½ cup almond milk
2 ripe bananas
1 tbsp hemp protein powder
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2-3 ice cubes

Directions:
In a blender, combine the seeds, milk, and one of the bananas. Mix on high until the seeds are well-integrated. Add the protein powder, vanilla, ice cubes, and remaining banana and mix well. Serve cold.

Lose weight, boost libido, and stop hair loss with this unique grain

Lose weight, boost libido, and stop hair loss with this rare grain

It’s arguably the world’s most nutritious grain, and most well-kept secret. Introducing the tiniest grain on earth- teff!

Native to Ethiopia, this gluten-free grain is packed with b-vitamins, fiber, protein, and minerals. It is also environmentally-friendly, requiring very little water to thrive and sprouts in just over a day. Just one pound of teff can grow an entire acre of the grain, while it takes 100 lbs or more of wheat berries to grow an acre of wheat.

Teff’s rich, nutty, molasses-like flavor makes it ideal for porridges, muffins, and cookies. Teff flour can be used in soups and gravies as a savory natural thickener. Look for it in your local health food store.

5 Health Benefits of Teff:

1. Teff is high in a resistant starch, which is a type of fiber that helps to balance blood sugar and manage diabetes. This benefit makes teff an ideal grain for weight loss, as high blood sugar levels will trigger your body to store fat. Stabilized blood sugar will help keep energy levels sustained and prevent sugar cravings.
2. Teff can help relax and soothe the muscles. Chances are you’ll find relief from restless leg, sleeping troubles, or muscle cramping if you eat teff regularly.
3. The minerals in teff can help reduce your risk of a stroke, as well as lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
4. Teff is extraordinarily high in copper, which is a vital mineral for energy production and properly functioning taste buds. Did you know that low copper levels can cause premature hair loss? Studies have found that increasing your copper intake can stop hair loss and premature greying, so eat your teff!
5. You cannot absorb copper without zinc, so of course nature always supplies a perfect balance in whole foods. The high zinc content found in teff is vital for immune system, tissue healing, and reproductive function. Low zinc levels can cause infertility in both men and women. A diet high in zinc can actually give you a great libido boost!

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