Hey, we all feel like badasses when eating a 1/4 lb burger! I know. But that doesn’t mean it can not be a veggie burger, right? I can show you how this protein veggie burger it’s a better option than a regular beef burger, actually it has more protein per calorie than the regular one — if protein is what concerns you. I’m gonna show you the amount of nutrients and the good stuff that a badass protein veggie burger provides, and its counterpart lacks on.
When you eat a beef burger from a fast food chain, it will take your body more than 2, 4 days or more to digest fully the meat. A meal that consist of french fries, mayonnaise, ketchup, cheeseburger in white bread, and a large soda is so high in calories and so low in nutrients that it will take you about 7 hours of straight exercise to burn off those calories. These foods have been fried in oils that are not meant to be eaten but to be used as preservatives, such as trans fats. Your liver will try to burn off the trans fats and like in most cases when fast food is eaten in a regular basis it will harm your liver resulting in liver failure. Fast food is also high in sodium and cholesterol which damages your cardiovascular system. Cholesterol clogs your arteries, and together with sodium will increase your blood pressure which results in risk of heart attacks and strokes. And if you didn’t know, the consumption of meat and animals leads to the climate change and harming of the environment. For example, for every pound of hamburger you consume, it takes 2500 pounds of water and 16 pounds of grains to produce, plus the land used, and methane gases execrated by these animals which endanger the ozone layer.
These animals live in such poor conditions that they get sick often resulting in the need of antibiotics, not to mention of the hormones that are already injected to them to over produce and over grow to have a bigger and faster product. All those hormones and antibiotics are passed onto the consumer, us. This can result in hormone unbalance, weaken of the immune system, cancer and more. More info click here
In short, eating meat from fast food chains can result in liver damage, heart attacks and strokes, and even cancer. It’s harmful to the environment, the hormones and antibiotics injected to the animals are dangerous to the consumer and all the negative and suffering energy from the animals is passed on to the food. Not feeling like a badass anymore, ha?
Well, I wanna tell you not to eat meat, but I won’t. There’s nothing really that I can say to convince you, but I can show how easy, and delicious it is to adapt a new lifestyle and add more of the good stuff to your lives. Instead of telling you not to do something, I want to invite you to add more veggies to your meals, cook more at home, and care for the food that goes into your body.
This protein veggie burger has black beans and rice which together form a complete protein, just as much as the hamburger one. Since it’s made from different vegetables it’s filled with antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and nutrients. It has zero cholesterol, and it’s low in fat. It’s easy to digest and if eaten with a side of dark leafy greens it will provide digestive enzymes to help break and digest the food better. It will help you fill lighter and will give you energy to use during the rest of your day.
If you want to eat the patty in a bun, I recommend buying Ezequiel Buns which are made of live grains and are also high in protein, if you are gluten intolerant, you can get a gluten free bun, or eat your patty with a salad.
Protein Veggie Burger
– 2-3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
– 1/2 Onion, Chopped
– 1 Pepper, Chopped
– Bunch of Parsley
– 1 Tbsp of Tamari
– 1 Tbsp of Mustard (Powder or Sauce)
– 1 Tbsp of Ketchup
– 1 Tsp of Sea Salt
– 1 Tsp of Black Pepper
– 1 Tsp of Paprika
– 2 Tsp of Chipotle Pepper Powder
– 1 C of Shredded Beet
– 1 Can of Black Beans
– 1 C of Cooked Brown Rice
– 2 Tbsp of Sunflower or Nut Butter
– 1 C of Brown Rice Flour
– In a sauce pan, sauté the garlic, onions and peppers.
– Add the condiments to the pan, mix and sauté for 1 or 2 more minutes. Set aside.
– In a food processor, pulse the beets with the rice and beans and sunflower butter.
– Transfer the beets and rice and beans mix to a big bowl.
– Add the saute veggies to the bowl, and rice flour.
– Mix well, using a wooden spoon.
– Grab a lid from your pantry. The size of the lid will define the size of your patty. Get some plastic wrap paper too.
– Line the lid with the wrapping paper loosely and fill the lid with the burger mix. Pack it tight, and flip.
– Voila! There’s your burger patty.
– Create all your patties, and then saute on the pan flipping the burger patty every 5 minutes. Or bake in the oven at 350′ F flipping the burger every 5 minutes for a total of 10 minutes.
Notes: You can bake or saute all the patties and refrigerate them or freeze them.
ah! and enjoy the protein veggie burger with homemade ketchup!
Click on the photo below to be directed to the ketchup recipe. ❤