Updated: Jun 22, 2020
Did you know every single food we eat has an energetic frequency?
The closer a food is to its whole, unprocessed state, the higher its vibrational frequency is. This allows for optimal nutrition absorption, as well as optimal alignment with higher vibrational energy--the food feels good, which allows us to feel good, too. The more processed and refined a food, the lower its vibrational frequency is and the less nutrition we are able to gain from it.
Processed foods, including refined wheat flour, are incredibly low vibrational. And yet, they make up a majority of the Standard American Diet (SAD). Is it no surprise, then, that we are in a major health crisis, where people are overfed yet nutritionally deficient? Autoimmune diseases are on the rise, many of which stem from inflammation of the digestive track.
It's time we become conscious consumers and re-evaluate the role of refined foods in our lives.
There are a plethora of high vibrational, versatile, whole foods that can promote healing as well as deliciousness. Today, I'll be using plantain as my first example.
Plantain is a magical fruit.
It can be baked, fried, or boiled in its tropical perfection, and can serve as a solid base for any breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A rich source of fiber, plantain also contains high levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Magnesium.
As the child of Haitian immigrants, I grew up eating plantain--for breakfast, lunch, and (sometimes) dinner; it was, and still is, a household staple.
It wasn't until recently, however, when I, in search of a grain-free, corn/flour tortilla-alternative, learned that one of my favorite foods could do this:
Yes--plantain can be turned into tortillas. Using just the fruit itself.
This recipe has no grains, no gluten, and no fillers, retaining the high vibrational (and nutritional) qualities of the plantain itself. These tortillas can be just the one ingredient (plantain), or you can follow my lead and, for the sake of rolling and for the sake of flavor, pad it to three.
- Ingredients -
1 green plantain
1 tsp of sea salt (or a bit more if you'd like)
Plantain flour or a diet-suitable alternative for sprinkling on your rolling surface
And that's it!
After following the instructions below, this recipe will yield 4-5 delicious tortillas that are gluten free, grain free, nut free, AIP friendly, Paleo friendly, vegan, and CHEAP--huzzah!
- Step by Step -
1. Cut the plantain into small chunks in order to boil it faster. You can peel the plantain before boiling it, or leave the skin on, which will then practically fall off the plantain once it's boiled--the choice is yours.
2. Boil the plantain---you'll know it's done when the plantain has changed from it's uncooked white color to a nice, pale yellow. You'll also be able to easily pierce it with a fork.
3. Pre-heat your skillet once the plantain is done boiling.
4. Place your boiled plantain in the food processor.
5. Add salt (optional).
6. Process in the food processor until a soft dough forms--it'll get really loud and clunky when it's done.
7. Prepare your rolling surface with a light sprinkling of the flour of your choice (optional).
8. Separate the dough into 4-5 balls. Make sure you do this before the dough cools! It won’t be as easy to roll out cold.
9. Roll or press the dough out with a rolling pin or tortilla press.
10. Place your tortilla on your skillet and cook for about 3 minutes. After 3 minutes on one side—flip!
11. Enjoy with your favorite fillings inside; I've been loving grilled (then roasted) artichokes with garlicky sautéed spinach, and guac!
And that's it! It's that easy to make incredibly healthy and delicious tortillas.
If you're interested in seeing me bring these babies to life, you can find the video below.