Just like all the recipes in The Biome Protocol manual, these lentil patties are full of ingredients with gut-healing properties.
Lentils, green banana flour, onion and garlic which are prebiotics that help the growth of healthy gut bacteria.
Gelatin powder is mainly made of glycine and proline, both of which provide energy for the cells that line the gut wall.
Pea protein powder contains the entire range of amino acids and has been shown to produce a more diverse and healthy gut microbiota when compared to whey protein powder.
Broccoli and cauliflower are high in vitamins and antioxidants to help with neutralizing and removing toxins from the body.
Flaxseeds contain a precursor of omega-3 fatty acids and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Herbs are high in polyphenols to further help the growth of healthy gut bacteria and to assist with detoxification.
They may take a bit of time to make but it’s worth it because you won’t get such high quality ingredients if you were to buy patties at a health food store or a café. To save time, you can make large batches and freeze them before baking. It’s really worth the extra effort.
Serves 2 Ingredients:
1 cup cooked lentils
1 tbsp green banana flour
1 tbsp pea protein powder
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup finely chopped cauliflower
1 cup finely chopped broccoli
½ onion, diced
1 clove garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated turmeric
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
¼ tsp salt
1 cup water
1 tsp gelatin powder (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Heat coconut oil in a pan and heat the onion until slightly browned.
Add cauliflower and broccoli and cook until soft. Adding water as needed.
Add garlic, turmeric, ginger and coriander and cook for another 5 mins.
When ready, set aside and allow to cool.
In a large bowl
Add all ingredients except water and mix well.
Add ¼ cup of water and mix well.
Keep adding water until you’re able to make a patty that keeps it’s shape.
Divide into 2-4 patties and place on baking tray
Bake at 180C for 7-8 mins then flip over and bake the other side for another 7-8 mins.
Lentil patties can be enjoyed on their own or served with avocado and salad. *TIPS: You can make a large batch of these patties, dividing them into portions and freezing them (rather than baking). When ready to eat, plcey the frozen patty on a baking tray and cook on each side for 10 mins. For a low-carb version, you can leave out the green banana flour and lentils and add some extra vegetables, such as grated zucchini or carrots.