Freekah/Brussel Sprouts in Lemon Ginger Cream
This one truly had me at the first bite, and it will be the same for you. Creamy lemon, ginger, almonds, and sesame seeds, blended into a smooth, rich sauce that is tangy, spicy, and rich. The roasted brussel sprouts and freekah add a comforting element. This is a bowl you will want to sit and enjoy, take it slow, savor every bite, and be free of distractions while eating. That means no phone, no movies, no talking. That’s how I do it when I want to enjoy a meal.
Freekah has a rich grainy texture that isn’t as firm as farro, but has a similar nutty flavor. You could also substitute it for quinoa, rice, pasta, or another preferred grain. It is native to and popular in the Mediterranean basin, mainly the Middle East and North Africa. This ancient grain is often used in place of rice for it’s superior health benefits.
Freekah is a super grain that ranks high on the nutrient dense scale. It is not gluten free, as it is a relative to wheat. Compared to quinoa, freekah contains more protein and twice the amount of fiber, supporting digestive health, and making it great for long lasting appetite control and weight management. This grain is extremely high in zinc, iron, copper, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Carotenoid antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin aid eye health and prevent macular degeneration. It also has prebiotics, which promote intestinal bacteria/probiotic levels, aiding the gut and colon, and issues related to them. Lastly, Freekah contains glutamic acid, an amino acid that helps synthesize glutamine, which is vital to building endurance and strength.
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