Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Food is GOOD

I mentioned in an earlier post that I've been reading Brendan Brazier's book Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life. I'm finished with it now and absolutely loved it! I'm not a vegan (although I do enjoy many vegan foods), and you don't have to be a vegan or an athlete to benefit from this book. It's easy read and simple to understand and will have a positive impact on your health. I highly recommend it! I made my first recipe from the book, Almond Flaxseed Burgers, and it's a new favorite food. These are amazing! Make them for lunch today, and you'll feel wonderful for the rest of the day. I topped mine with a simple guacamole. Just a combination of avocados, tomatoes, and lemon juice. You could make it even better with the addition of sprouts!

Almond Flaxseed Burgers (from Thrive)
2 cloves garlic
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Sea salt to taste
  • Put all ingredients into food processor and process till well blended.
  • Form into patties (This recipe made 3 patties for me) and top with whatever toppings you want!
I've been trying to pack in as much nutrition into my diet as possible because seriously, this baby needs to stop twiddling her thumbs and come out. Whenever she finally decides to make her debut, I know labor will be easier and recovery faster if I've been fueling my body with the proper foods. And I can't stress enough, healthy, high-quality food is GOOD!

1 comment:

Maggard said...

I'm vouching for these burgers! Especially with guacamole, they are WAY good. And super quick and easy!