Prebiotic Lentil Stew
This recipe is full of great prebiotic foods that will feed your probiotics within your GUT. Since most of our immune system is in the GUT it is more important to make sure it is in tip-top shape for winter.
1 cup brown lentils 1 leek, using only the white and slightly green parts, washed thoroughly 1 teas salt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup of quinoa 1 1/2 teas ground cumin 1 teas ground coriander 1/4 teas ground cardamon 1 bay leaf 1 cinnamon stick 4 cups filtered water 2 cups kale 1/2 cup spring onions 2 cups spinach fresh coriander for topping
Soak lentils for 20 minutes in warm water Saute leeks in oil until just turning crisp. Add garlic and sautee for 1 more minute. Add lentils, salt, cumin, coriander and cardamon. Saute for 1 minute Add boiled water, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for approx 15 minutes or until lentils are soft. Stir through chopped kale, spinach and spring onion. Cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with yoghurt for the probiotic punch.