-1 tbsp of coconut oil
-4-5 carrots, peeled + sliced
-3 onions, chopped
-4 cloves of garlic, minced
-2 tsp cumin (more or less to taste)
-2 tsp ginger (more or less to taste)
-1 tsp sea salt
-1 tsp ground pepper
-3/4 cup red lentils rinsed
-1/2 cup split yellow peas, rinsed
-Sautee onion, garlic and carrots in oil. Add cumin, ginger, salt and pepper. When onions are soft, add 10 cups of water, lentils and split peas. Bring mixture to boil stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, simmer until lentils , carrots and peas are tender. Transfer in batches to blender, or leave in pot and use a hand wizzer mixy thingy to blend. Keep blending until smooth.
Garnish with a dab greek yogurt mixed with coriander.
Jayne’s Simple Morning Oatmeal:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup oatmeal (5 minute oats)
Organic Maple Syrup to taste
1. Combine milk and water in a small pot over medium heat.
2. Slowly add oats while stirring.
3. Cook mixture for 3 minutes or until desired consistancy.
4. Transfer to bowl.
5. Add maple syrup to sweeten.
I’ve been working with an amazing Registered Nutritional Counsellor who uses a holistic approach to health and wellness. As part of a healthy diet, part of my plan is to consume 120 grams of protein per day. This delicious shake is one way I achieve that goal daily.
Blend well, and enjoy. The great thing about this shake is that you can add so many different things and it still tastes great. Some additions I’ve tried and use when I have a full pantry: organic natural peanut butter, Greek yogourt, flax seed, spinach, avacado.