Plant Protein = POWER for the Athlete!
If you are looking for a great recipe to boost your immune system AND provide you with protein for muscle power, try my Mexican Bean Casserole dish! It's bee-licious, especially for those who are spicy food lovers!
Ingredients (serves 4-6):
2.5 boxes of black bean pasta penne noodles
2 cups of chopped onions
2 cups of chopped green peppers
1/4 to 1/2 cup of shredded almond cheese
1.5 Field Stone Chili pepper spiced meatless sausage chopped in bite size pieces
1 cup of organic corn
2 cups of assorted shiitake mushrooms
1 .5 cups of chopped cherry tomatoes
1 avocado sliced
Hot salsa ( optional!)
Boil the pasta noodles until al dente ( about five minutes ). Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil to keep the noodles from sticking and place them in a non-stick baking pan. Mix in all the ingredients evenly, except the tomatoes and sliced avocado. Leave a bit of almond cheese left over to sprinkle on top of the casserole before placing it in the preheated oven of 350 degrees F. Bake for 30 minutes or until it is cooked through. After the casserole is heated, add the cherry tomatoes on top, add a little sprinkled almond cheese to the top, along with the sliced avocado. Dab on the hot salsa. Enjoy!
Remember, food determines how we feel and heal!
*Source: Fuhrman, Joel, MD, Super Immunity: The Essential Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free, HarperCollins, 2011, pp 121-122