I made this dish the other night and it was a hit, in fact, my wife loved it so much she went back for seconds... and so did I. This dish is easy to make, full of nutrition, with a nice sweet flavor that even the kids will love. This dish is a full spectrum "Whole Foods Plant Based Recipe" that everyone will enjoy. And most supermarkets have plantains these days. And if they don't have ripe plantains just let the green plantains sit on the counter for 3 or 4 days... they will turn yellow and become very sweet.
4 - Medium Organic Ripe Sweet Plantains - Chopped
4 - Medium Organic Eggplant - Chopped
4 - Ears of Organic Corn - Fresh Corn Removed from the Cob or Frozen will Work
2 - Organic Red Bell Peppers - Chopped
6 - Cups of Organic Brown Rice - Cooked
3 - Cups of Organic Kale - Chopped
8 - Cloves of Organic Garlic - Minced
1 - Large Organic Yellow Onion - Chopped
4 - Organic Sodium-Free Veggie Bouillon Cubes
3 or 4 - Tablespoons of Adobo Seasoning
2 - Tablespoons of Organic Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Use a ceramic non-stick pan or a regular pan with a bit of organic spray olive oil.
In a non-stick ceramic or a regular pan with a bit of spray olive oil sauté the garlic and onions, and then add the eggplant and bell peppers and cook until soft. Then add the sweet plantains, the corn, and last but not least the kale, add 3 to 4 cups of water and the bouillon cubes and the seasonings and cook covered simmering for 10 to 15 minutes. Then uncover until most of the water has disappeared... don't let it burn on the bottom.
Let Cool and Serve
Serves 12 people or 3 hungry guys
Health Benefits of Organic Plantains
Plantains are amazingly healthy, full of lots of vitamins, minerals, energy, fiber and more. One Plantain plant can produce as much 100 pounds of wonderful fruit that can be cooked just like potatoes... but with even more nutrition.
Potassium – Plantains have more potassium than bananas and thus they help with cardiovascular function and water regulation. And potassium can help offset the negative qualities of salt in your diet by lowering blood pressure... but of course, remember to always use the least amount of salt possible.
Gastric Ulcers – A study by the prestigious Mayo Clinic found that Plantains contain "leucocyanidin" which prevents gastric ulcers... and they also help with gastritis.
Vitamins – Plantains contain Vitamins A, C, and B – all important antioxidants that help to slow the aging process, prevent DNA damage, and provide a boost for your metabolism and give you energy. Also Vitamin K for clotting and E for cardiovascular health.
Minerals – Plantains are a good source of magnesium for cardiovascular health and strong bones, phosphorus for strong bones, and iron for anemia, zinc for immunity, and calcium for enzyme activity and osteoporosis.
Source of Emergency Water – If you cut down a Plantain Tree and make a hollow in the trunk that is left standing... it will fill very fast with water. Discard the first two batches, they will be bitter, but the next filling will be fresh water. Plantain Trees are full of water, in fact, the trunks of the trees are heavy because they are full of water.
Weight Loss – Boiled Plantains also work well for weight loss because they are full of "Resistant Starch" that does not break down in your GI tract and helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar too. And cooked Plantains are low in carbs and calories, high in water, and also help your body absorb more calcium.
Low Glycemic Index – Boiled Plantains have a low glycemic index (Glycemic index of 38) making them great for diabetics.
Athletes and Children – Some experts highly recommend Plantains as a nutritious food with lots of energy for children and athletes... and people on the go that need lots of sustained energy.
Colon Health – Short chain fatty acids (Resistant Starch) important for colon health and helps in the treatment of colitis, IBS, and other colon diseases. Also cooked Plantains slow down your digestive tract, add fiber to your diet, and contain fiber that's beneficial to the probiotic bacteria in your colon. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health short chain, fatty acids are well known for preventing colon cancer.
Beta Carotene – Plantains contain a large amount of beta carotene and thus help to boost your immune system and prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.
Cholesterol Free Food – Plantains have no cholesterol and thus help to maintain a healthy cholesterol level... and they are almost fat-free.
Fiber – Plantains are full of wonderful fiber that help to provide a good environment for probiotic bacteria... and thus boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
Calories – One average Plantain contains around 200 calories depending on the size, so they are good for keeping your weight down... and they are very filling. Plantains are low in sugars, fats, and sodium so they are a good diet food... as long as you don't fry them.
Omega 3 and 6 Fats – Plantains also contain good fats in the way of Omega 3 and 6 Oils that are important for cardiovascular health and cancer.
Diuretic Food – Plantains are diuretic and thus help you to lose water weight... and help you get rid of swelling, bloating, and that bulge around the middle caused by water weight.
PMS – Because Plantains are a good diuretic they also help with water retention associated with monthly periods.
Remember - Always East Organic - Regular Fruits, Veggies, Roots, and Grains contain up to 6 cancer causing chemicals, 12 hormone-disrupting chemicals, and 10 other disease causing chemicals— Not Good - Eat Organic and Stay Healthy!
Enjoy this Recipe!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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