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August 22, 2016

#TrendyTuesday – 3 “Powerfully” Tasty Recipes from our Friends at Mann’s

With the summer coming to a close, mornings and weeknights are bound to get busier as school, sports, and other activities take center stage. Keep your family full and feeling great with this tasty recipes featuring Power Blends from our friends at Mann’s!

Power Blend Smoothie Recipe

Berry and Oat Power Shake

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 0 min | Total Time: 10 min | Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (10 oz) Mann’s Veggie Power Blend
  • 2 1/2 cups antioxidant blend juice, such as berry & pomegranate
  • 2 cups mixed frozen berries
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions

  1. In blender, combine slaw, juice, berries, yogurt, oats and honey; purée until smooth.

Tip: For a nutritious omega-3 boost, add flaxseed oil or ground flaxseed to the smoothie.


Black Bean Burger Recipe

Black Bean Power Burger with Avocado Crema

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

Caramelized Onion

  • 1 yellow onion, halved, peeled and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt to taste

Avocado Crema

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Kosher salt to taste

Burger

  • 1 ½ cups Mann’s Power Blend
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup bread crumbs (use ½ cup of Gluten-Free bread crumbs for GF Option)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 green leaf or iceberg lettuce singles

DIRECTIONS

  1. Begin by caramelizing the onion. Heat a medium saucepan on medium-high. Add oil and onion, then reduce heat to medium. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Season with salt, remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. While the onion is cooking, prepare the avocado crema. In a food processor, combine avocado, sour cream, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Process until smooth, then set aside.
  3. To make the burgers, sauté Power Blend for 2 minutes until softened. Add minced garlic and stir for 1 more minute, then remove from heat.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the black beans with a potato masher or food mill. Add sautéed Power Blend, egg, bread crumbs, sriracha, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then form mixture into 6 patties.
  5. Cook patties in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, about 5-6 minutes per side, until nicely browned.
  6. Place 1 burger patty on top of 1 green leaf lettuce. Top with a couple spoonful’s of the caramelized onion and a dollop of avocado crema. Wrap burger leaf around the patty, close with a toothpick, and serve.

Veggie Bacon Skillet

Veggie Bacon Skillet

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons hot chili oil (ex. Dynasty)
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 ¼ cup Mann’s Power Blend™
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 green onions, white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons spicy crema (recipe below)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Warm a 9-inch non-stick skillet (or cast-iron skillet) over medium heat then add chili oil to coat the pan.
  3. In a bowl whisk together eggs, water, and flour until smooth. Add Mann’s Power Blend™, bacon and salt; stir to combine.
  4. Pour vegetable-egg mixture into skillet. Cook on one side for 5-6 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  Use a rubber spatula to lightly pull away the contents of pan from the sides, flip contents and transfer pan to oven for 15-18 minutes or until eggs are firm set.
  5. Drizzle with spicy crema, sprinkle with green onion, and serve.

Spicy Crema

  • 1 ¼ C Mexican crema
  • ¼ TSP Cayenne pepper
  • 2 TB Sriracha sauce
  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix to blend.