The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. The statements below have not been evaluated by the FDA (or your country's equivalent). Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.This is a lovely 100% raw and vegan recipe for you burger lovers! Portobello mushrooms are an ingredient that comes with an array of health benefits. With less than 40 calories per 100 grams, they are an ideal diet food. Loaded with proteins, phytochemicals and other vital micronutrients, portobello mushrooms are excellent health recovery foods.A single cup of mushrooms provides a third of the daily recommended intake of selenium, a third of the daily intake of copper and about 20 % of the recommended intake of phosphorus and potassium. Portobello mushrooms contain a powerful antioxidant known as ergothioneine, as well as valuable polyphenols. On top of this, portobello mushrooms can provide a good amount of vitamin D, especially during the cold season when some of us may not be getting enough sun. Sunflower seeds are the second ingredient in terms of importance for our burger recipe. They are needed both for flavor and texture and, luckily, are rich in linoleic acid, as well as the amino acid tryptophan, vitamins E, B (especially thiamine and folate), minerals like copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese. Adding them in salads and raw vegan burgers is an excellent way to increase consumption without feeling like you're going out of your way. Equipment Needed:
- 4 portobello mushroom caps, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (nama shoyu)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup of chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- pepper and other herbs to taste
- Combine the nama shoyu, raw honey and vinegar in a bowl to form marinade. Add the chopped mushrooms in and let them sit for a couple of hours.
- Process the sunflower seeds in a high speed blender, until smooth.
- Add the mushrooms from the marinade into the blender and process until you obtain a slightly rough mixture (make sure it doesn't turn into a very smooth paste).
- Incorporate the remaining ingredients and blend well.
- Shape the mixture into 4 burgers and dehydrate for a couple of hours on one side, and another couple of hours on the other side. Serve with raw bread and salad for a delicious sandwich.