• Tamsyn Wood

Pea burgers... You saw them here first, folks!

Updated: Dec 14, 2017

Fancy a burger? Oooo, yes peas...!







Ingredients


Makes around 12 small burgers.




500g lightly blanched peas/petit pois/fresh peas


2 cups gluten free oats (or normal oats if you're not bothered by gluten)


6 cloves garlic, crushed


4 tbsp almond butter/cashew nut butter


1 tbsp chia seeds


2 tbsp shelled hemp seeds


salt and pepper (plenty)


juice of one lemon


coconut oil for frying



Method


Place all ingredients into food processor and whizz with gay abandonment...


Make into patties.


Heat some coconut oil in a pan on medium heat and add patties.


Cook on each side till golden.




I made several with the intention of the whole family eating them. .. I had to make another batch.



A little handy health benefit bit... (if you're interested)


Peas really are mini green balls bursting with nourishment! Here's how they benefit you:



Weight Management:


A cup of peas has lots of protein, fibre and micro-nutrients.


Stomach cancer prevention:


Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol. A study in Mexico City determined you only need 2 milligrams per day of this phytonutrient to prevent stomach cancer. A cup of peas has at least 10mg, sorted!


These insy winsy tinsy green balls have high levels of anti-oxidants.


They help regulate blood sugar


They are high in fiber and protein which slows down how fast sugars are digested.


Heart disease prevention:


The many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds support healthy blood vessels.


They contain generous amounts of vitamin B1 and folate, B2, B3, and B6 which help to reduce homocysteine levels that are a risk factor for heart disease.


Healthy bones:


Just one cup of peas contain 44% of your Vitamin K which helps to anchor calcium inside the bones. It’s B vitamins also help to prevent osteoporosis.


Reduces bad cholesterol:


The niacin in peas helps reduce the production of triglycerides, which results in less bad cholesterol and increased HDL (good) cholesterol, which is a good thing, trust me!


Get those little things that you have to chase around your plate involved in your meals... You won't regret it!




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