Hot Detox Hemp Burgers
These vegan burgers are perfect travel companions that pack up easily. The balance of protein, fibre, and superdetox nutrients will keep you full for hours! Cashews and hemp hearts are excellent sources of magnesium. Every single cell in the human body needs magnesium to function. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, relaxed muscles, a healthy nervous system and, most important in the hot detox, well-functioning detoxification pathways!
- 2 cups grated carrots or unpeeled sweet potatoes (using a food processor)
- 2 cups filtered water, for soaking cashews
- 1½ cups kasha (toasted buckwheat groats)
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup hemp hearts
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup filtered water, for soaking the flaxseeds
- ¼ cup red onion, chopped
- 3 tbsp. coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp. flaxseeds, freshly ground
- 1 tbsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. pink rock or gray sea salt
- Optional: ½ cup dried cranberries, sweetened with apple juice
In a small bowl, soak the cashews in 2 cups water for 1 hour. Drain well. In another bowl, combine the ground flax and ¼ cup water and set aside for about 5 minutes until it gels.
Preheat the oven to 300 ℉, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using a food processor, purée the soaked cashews until smooth.
Add the flax and the remaining ingredients, except for the kasha and carrots, and process until well-combined. Then, add the kasha and carrots, and the dried cranberries if using, and pulse, to avoid overmixing, until the mixture starts to form a ball.
Using your hands, shape the mixture into patties (about ¼ cup each). Place the patties on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Makes 16 patties. Will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer. These freeze well. For an easy detox meal, just pop them into the oven or toaster oven and cook until warmed through.
Julie Daniluk, RHN
Nutritionist and TV personality, she is an award-winning, bestselling author that appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show.