Lentils & Okra

When you’re hard at work, whether it be on a spiritual, physical or mental level, feeding your body the minerals it needs to keep it sustained on life can be quite a challenge if you don’t know the health benefits and factors of foods that will literally give you life. Recipe for today are lentils and Okra. 

Because Lentils have a great source of folate and contains a good amount of copper, creating a simple dish was a vital way to fuel the body with alkaline food of the earth. In addition to their health benefits, lentils are filled with iron, manganese, potassium, protein, vitamins B1 and B6. 

My overall goal is to make life and cooking simple without spending hours in the kitchen. So creating meals for my hectic schedule which include kids sports practices and games, running a household, running two businesses and homeschooling my kids. I don’t have much time any longer to cook for hours in the kitchen. However, I still want to provide nutritious meals for my family so now I break my meals down to 20-30 minute cooking times but mostly under an hour including prep time.

Below, you will find the simple recipe to add protein and import vitamins and minerals to your vegan, vegetarian, or carnivorous diet. 

ENJOY!

RECIPE:

1 cup raw green lentils

4 cups water

1/4 cup fresh parsley-chopped

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves-chopped

1 tsp sea salt

15 okra pods- sliced in half or thirds
DIRECTIONS:

  1. Rinse lentils.  Add hot water to saucepan
  2. Boil lentils on high heat approximately 30 minutes
  3. Turn heat down to Med heat and add herbs. Stir. 10 minutes 
  4. Add sea salt and Okra pods. Stir. Approx 10 minutes. (When you notice okra starting to sweat, stir) then Simmer on low heat covered. 

Muddy Green Smoothie

Replenishing and rejuvenating your cells is an important ritual that we should focus on when it comes to overall health. Just by adding 1 superfood per day will help to get you on the right track when it comes to heart health, your blood flow, and digestive trac.

The Muddy Green smoothie is a combination of leafy greens and a mix of cherries and berries. Because getting a good amount of nutrients and minerals in my body, I’ve been creating various smoothie recipes that are simple, quick and affordable to make.

This smoothie helps to relieve stress in your cells and help to support a healthy digestive system. the lime helps to relieve constipation, improve heart health, joints, supports healthy blood sugar levels and assists with regulating your temperature.  With the added parsley, it increases the strength of vitamin K which promotes bone strength and assists with limiting neuronal brain damage. You may be wondering what is neuronal brain damage. Neuronal brain damage is a condition where there’s inflammation in the brain in addition to a break down of the blood-brain barrier.

Benefits: Loaded with Vitamin A & C, B-6, Protein, Fiber, Magnesium, potassium.

RECIPE:

1 cup coconut water

4 collard green leaves

2 parsley sprigs

1 cup cherries

1/2 cup blueberries

1 lime

 

DIRECTIONS:

Blend all ingredients until desired smoothness. Approximately 2-3 minutes