Low-GI, gluten-free and alkaline dish – good post-exercise food that is tasty and filling!
Ingredients: 4 green peppers, 2 cups of cooked millet, 4 baby red peppers, 1 small onion, 1 red chili, ½ teaspoon of ground cumin, 1-2 tablespoons of fresh coriander, ½ large butternut squash, 1 garlic clove, 2 teaspoons coconut oil, 1 tablespoon avocado oil, juice from ½ fresh lemon for stuffing and squash puree.
Stuffed peppers are easier to make than they look. Wash millet using a sieve. Cook millet by melting 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a saucepan. Add 1 cup of millet to 2 cups of boiling water. Bring to the boil and lower to simmer at a low heat. Cook until millet seeds are fluffy, increased in volume and all water has dispersed. Core the peppers. Slice in half the peppers that have a pointy base. Those with a firm base can be left whole. Steam the peppers until tender. Chop the butternut squash and steam until well done. Blend squash with a tablespoon of avocado oil, a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice and chopped garlic clove. Blend until squash is pureed. While this cools a little – melt a teaspoon of coconut oil in a frying pan and add onion and chili – cook until onion is translucent. Then switch off heat and add red pepper and ground cumin. In a bowl add 2 cups of cooked millet, onion mix and fresh coriander – combine well. Stuff peppers with millet mix. Spoon squash puree into a piping bag and pipe puree on top of stuffed peppers. Serve up.
1 cup serving of cooked millet contains 6 g of protein. Millet is also gluten free, which is an important consideration for those who are gluten sensitive. Millet remains alkaline after cooking – perfect as part of a low-acidic diet. Millet is low GI - eating foods with a low GI value tend to provide a feeling of fullness for longer and therefore assist those trying to eat less or lose weight. Easy on the Stomach: Millet is light, tasty, and really easy to digest – it is not sticky or heavy like most other grains. Millet is high in magnesium content. Butternut squash has more potassium content than a banana! Butternut squash is really satisfying (high in fibre) and will keep the stomach full for a longer time. A perfect low GI food and cholesterol-free. Green peppers are fat-free and low in carbohydrates. They make a great addition to any diet plan. Adding chopped green pepper to salads or eating them alone are a great way to help get your daily intake of vitamin C and other necessary vitamins and minerals.
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