Updated: Feb 10
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By eating a variety of color in your diet, you’re giving your body an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients *plant pigments to benefit your health.
Don't Eat Less, Eat Right!!!
So what I'm not the creator of the original cucumber boat, but maybe I can pat myself on the back for this mixture combo. I definitely stumbled upon it while finding my balance on my never-ending wellness journey. Let's begin by saying that this mixture can also be enjoyed many other ways. The cucumber boat is just our "healthy shell." If you're at the start of your transition pair this mixture with crunchy tortilla chips or burrito wrap! *The Siete brand is my go-to for wraps and chips. BABY STEPS is where it's at! Enjoy your journey one bite at a time.
Eating the rainbow every day can improve your vision, decrease inflammation, reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and strengthen the immune system. To get started, try to include as many plant-based colors in your meals and snacks as possible. Each color provides various health benefits and no one color is superior to another, which is why a balance of all colors is most important. Getting the most phytonutrients also means eating the colorful skins.
Break it down! Break, Break, Break it down! Small dices so the body has less work to do
1 cup cooked black beans
1 large red tomato
1 medium orange bell pepper
1 ear corn yellow or bi-color
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 medium avocado
2 key limes juiced
1/4c diced purple onions
1 cucumber *for mixture
4 or more additional cucumbers for boats
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Mineral Salt
1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
Pre-cook your beans
Dice the tomatoes, peppers, 1 cucumber, and onions
Cut corn off of the cob
Fine chop the cilantro
In a bowl mix all ingredients well
Add spices & lime juice. Mix Again
Dice the Avocado & gently stir it in Do this last so the avocado isn't mushy
ALMOST DONE! Prep the cucumbers
Slice additional cucumbers in halves or quarters then scoop of the seeds.
Stuff the cucumbers and ENJOY!