I stared eating a more whole foods, plant based diet about seven years ago now (wow, I can't believe it's been that long), and while there certainly isn't a one size fits all diet, in my opinion, a whole foods, plant based diet has amazing benefits and I highly recommend it.
And it's not just me who thinks so. The most comprehensive analysis of diet and cancer ever performed was published by the American Institute for Cancer Research. One of their recommendations to prevent cancer is to eat whole grains and/or legumes (beans, split peas, chickpeas, or lentils) with every meal.
Additionally, plant protein consumption may be linked to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes.
I partly attribute my energy, immune system, and overall health to eating plant based.
I feel my best when I'm nourishing my body with a variety of fruits, vegetable, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes, and when I eat less stuff from a package and more from a market.
If you're looking for a nourishing, whole foods, plant based burger recipe, look no further, I got you!
For this recipe, you'll need:
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 cup short grain brown rice, cooked
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 tsp tamari
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- 1 tsp coconut oil + coconut oil for the patties
- 1 yellow onion, diced
This recipe makes about 8 patties!