Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Energy 0 / New Recipe

So I am doing an early recipe this week just because it looked great. I have not tried yet but plan to soon.

Still having issues with no energy. guess I will find out tomorrow if I still have bugs in my blood. Hope that is not the reason. Tried to exercise yesterday but caused some serious light headedess and some uncomfort in chest. See what Doc says tomorrow.

Butternut Black Bean Soup

    1 Sm - Med Butternut Squash
    1 can Black Beans (*Organic)
    2 Garlic Gloves
    1/4 cup White Onion
    1/2 Jalapeno
    2 cups Vegetable stock
    2 Tomatoes

Optional Toppings-non-fat Greek Yogurt (used as a sour cream replacement) or 1/2 oz low fat cheese

     Slice the squash in half. Take seeds out. Place face up in in shallow baking pan with approx 1 in of water. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. [until done] While this is cooking Dice Jalapeno, onion, Garlic and tomato. [May remove seeds] Rinse and drain beans. Cool squash when finished.

Add oil to a pan on med heat. Add onion, jalapeno, and garlic. let cook slowly about 2 min [translucent]

put tomato and beans in processor. pulse to a course consistency. [blend for a smoother soup] Mix this with onion, garlic, and Jalapeno. Remove from heat. remove squash from shell, place in processor and puree. Add to bean - onion mixture.

Add 2 cups vegetable stock. 1 tsp cumin, and S-P to taste. return to heat on med for 5-6 min.

Serving Size 1 cp

Calories 225
Fat           1.5
Carbs      45
Protein    11

Also has Fiber of 11 which subtracted from total carbs leaves it at 34 carbs.

* Organic is not necessary but recommended by the creator of this recipe. I personally Know that Organic may be less chemical used but not always controllable.

May the Lord find Join in what You Do.


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