Plantains Stir Fry

By: Esther Vasa

Plantains are rich in dietary fiber and Vitamin C. They are packed with potassium which helps regulate the blood pressure. Rich in prebiotics, bananas promote probiotics in your gut. Help maintain a healthy gut, eyesight and bone health. Raw ones seem to have more nutrition compared to ripe ones. In this recipe we will combine raw bananas with carrots that are rich in beta-carotene. We will also use chopped cilantro stems and know that cilantro is a natural chelator.

Plantains - 3 julienned
Carrots - julienned - 1 cup
Onion cut lengthwise - 1/2 cup
Jalapenos seeded and diced - 1 tbsp
Chopped Cilantro stems - 1/4th cup
Cayenne Pepper - a few pinches (optional)
Curcumin - 1/4th tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Himalayan Salt to taste
Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Heat up the oil in a large wok that gives you room to stir the veggies easily. Add the onions and fry for 30 seconds and then add in your raw banana pieces. Stir these for about two minutes. Next, add jalapenos and fry for another minute. Then mix in carrot slices, salt, curcumin and cumin and stir for about 4-5 minutes. Finally garnish with chopped cilantro stems. You can enjoy this stir fry directly or in a sandwich. Tastes great!

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes (including the chop time)

Serves: 3-4