Antioxidant Raw Burgers
This RAW, Dehydrated burger is packed with vitamins, minerals, heart healthy fats, and antioxidants to fight off inflammation and leave you feeling deliciously satisfied.
This burger doesn’t just look pretty, it will make you feel pretty too. Each and every ingredient in this nutrient-packed vegan burger was carefully chosen to taste delicious and to help you to GLOW from the inside out.
Sun-dried Tomatoes- 8 oz. jar
Walnuts - ½ cup
Sunflower Seeds - ⅓ cup
Ground Flaxseed - 1 tbsp
Carrots - 1 cup
Red Bell Pepper - 1 whole
Cumin - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1 tbsp
Paprika - 2 tsp
Himalayan Sea Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
GET TO KNOW YOUR FOOD:
Sun-Dried Tomatoes- Sun-dried tomatoes are not only flavorful, but are packed health benefits. 1 cup has 8g of protein, 7g of fiber, and 39% of recommended daily potassium. They are also loaded with vitamin c, vitamin k, iron, lycopene, and antioxidants.
Walnuts- Did you know that walnuts have a higher antioxidant content than any other nut? Not only that, they are also significantly higher in heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids than any other nut. They also contain polyphenols that can help fight off oxidative stress and inflammation and the promote a healthy guy through an increase in bacteria that produce a fat called butyrate that nourishes your gut.
Sunflower Seeds- These tasty, little seeds are rich in B complex vitamins, which are essential for a healthy nervous system and provide a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, protein, and vitamin E. They contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids that protect the arteries and provide a good source of immune boosting zinc.
Flaxseeds- An excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and fiber. Flaxseeds also contain folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. Make sure to eat your flaxseed ground so that your body can absorb them!
Carrots- Not only for good eyesight, carrots are helpful for weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, and in fighting cancer cells. Carrots are high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to Vitamin A in the body, as well as fiber and potassium.
Red Bell Pepper- Crisp and sweet, the red beauties don’t just look pretty, they’ll make you look and feel pretty too. They are a powerful antioxidant and contain 200% of your daily vitamin C intake which will help your body to properly absorb iron and will make your skin glow. They are also high in vitamin B6 (another vegan essential), folate, and vitamin A which is great for healthy eyesight. The cherry on top? Sweet red peppers have been shown to activate thermogenesis and increase metabolic rate meaning they’ll help you to burn fat and lose weight faster!
Cumin- Long used in traditional medicine, this nutty spice provides a host of health benefits. Cumin promoted digestion through increasing the release of bile from the liver, which helps digest fats and certain nutrients in the gut. Cumin seeds are also high in iron and antioxidants and can help improve diabetes and blood cholesterol.
Turmeric- Packed with powerful medicinal properties, this pungent spice has been used in India for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids. One of these compounds, Curcumin, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the body. Curcumin can also improve brain function, lower risk of brain diseases, lower risk of heart disease, AND prevent and treat both cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression, and age-related chronic diseases.
Black Pepper- Rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and sodium, and vitamins such as Vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, this commonly used spice hosts a ton of benefits. It can help to aid in digestion by increasing hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach and the outer layer of the peppercorn assists in the breakdown of fat cells, aiding in weight loss. It enhances bioavailability, for the purposes of this recipe, it specifically helps absorption of of the curcumin from turmeric into the bloodstream by 2,000%. Black pepper also helps improve skin conditions, provides relief from respiratory conditions, can prevent or repair damage from free radicals and thus prevent cancer, improves cognitive functioning, and treats peptic ulcers.
Paprika- This beautifully colored spice works as a stimulant and energizer, helping to treat depression, lethargy, and tiredness. Is also aids in weight loss by boosting digestion and metabolism. Paprika contains high amounts of Vitamin E, helping the body to produce red blood cells, which has wonderful, rapid wound healing effects. It can also help to treat skin problems including acne and the iron in paprika can help bring oxygen to hair follicles, thus encouraging hair growth and circulation to the scalp. Vitamin B in Paprika can help production of sleep hormone Melatonin, helping to improve sleep and the vitamin C can prevent against cardiovascular disease. Lastly, paprika has been shown to benefit those with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
Himalayan Sea Salt- Himalayan sea salt, although similar to table salt, is less processed and does not normally contain additives. It also contains 84 trace minerals, more than any other salt, which include calcium, It has a saltier flavor, allowing you to use less salt. This pink salt can improve respiratory problems by removing excessive mucus, it removes pathogens in the air, and decreasing immune system oversensitivity. IT also helps to balance the body’s PH levels, acts as a natural digestive aid, and can encourage a more restful sleep due to the high mineral content.