post run maple greens + fire egg

The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body. 

1 Corinthians 6 (Message Paraphrase)


Y'all. Post pregnancy round two is HARD. I am pretty convinced mothers of 3 or more children have some black market superhero dust I have yet to get my hands on. 

I have had working out on my mind for months (hey-oh bedrest!), and was finally given the green light to lace up the sneaks. An embarrassing (but accomplished) trial 1.76 mile run later and I had that good pink cheeked glow.

What a gift that we are able to move and push and stretch our bodies in a way that pulls us closer to the Lord and strengthens our ability to live in health and vitality so that the Gospel can sing it's salvific song in power. 

Work, nourish, work, nourish. The two go hand in hand. Here's to all the mommas out there working their bodies in a way that brings God honor, and continuing on to find nourishment in the physical ingredients He gave us to fill our tables with.


Post-Run Maple Greens + Fire Egg

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All the yummy, all the fuel you need when you've worked hard. Made in 5 minutes. Winning.

Ingredients:

Greens

  1. 3/4 Tbsp grass-fed, salted butter
  2. 1 small garlic clove
  3. about 12 medium sized leafy greens (I used kale, and two types of chard)
  4. 1.5 tsp maple syrup
  5. pinch of salt
  6. pinch of pepper
  7. 1 tbsp raw, shelled, hemp seeds

Egg

  1. remaining 1/4 tbsp grass-fed, salted butter
  2. 1 organic egg
  3. pinch of salt
  4. pinch of pepper
  5. dash of turmeric

Assembly:

Greens

  1. melt 3/4 butter on medium-low heat in medium/large skillet
  2. chop (or press) garlic into tiny bits
  3. add to melted butter
  4. once fragrant and lightly browned, add in chopped greens (I remove the stalks)
  5. toss greens until JUST coated with butter (about 15 seconds) and remove from heat
  6. add maple syrup and hemp seeds, then toss
  7. salt and pepper to taste

Egg

  1. melt 1/4 tbsp butter on medium low heat in small skillet
  2. add egg, top with salt, pepper, and turmeric in desired amounts (sidetone: the turmeric will turn a brilliant fire red, hence the name)
  3. cover egg with lid until yolk is cooked to desired texture (butttttt, the runnier the better, am I right?)
  4. top greens with egg and voila!

A few of the benefits:

turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, helps liver function, is a digestive aid

raw seeded hemp seeds are Excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health. High in GLA, an essential omega-6 fatty acid that's been proven to naturally balance hormones. High in protein

maple syrup has various antioxidant properties that are essential for healthy living. Contain zinc whose consumption may protect and prevent against various cardiovascular disorders. It is also a good source of not just zinc, but also manganese, which both play a key role in strengthening the immune system.

swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, vitamin E and iron. It is a very good source of dietary fibercholine, vitamin B2, calcium, vitamin B6, phosphorus and protein. All of which are key in workout recovery.

 

 

 

 

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