Easy Homemade Mexican Falafel Recipe

Easy Homemade Mexican Falafels

First things first- thank you so much for your comments on my race recap and being an athlete at any size! I loved, loved, loved reading everyone’s responses. If you haven’t, check out the responses – they are all great!

Time for my new favorite blog activity- What I Ate Yesterday.

I’ve pretty much been having the same thing for breakfast all week and loving it.

Smoothie in a bowl- one frozen banana, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/2 a cup of almond milk. So easy, so good! I had some Kashi on top for crunching.

Post workout snack was an apple with peanut butter (still plowing through my peanut flour!)

Lunch was a spinach pancake, refried beans, and salsa on top of spinach.

Ice cream! How did that get there? Did you know that ice cream talks in such a pitch that it is only possible for certain people to hear it? I guess I am one of those people. Today it said, ‘I’m only three dollars a gallon! Buy me! You love mud pie!’ It’s true, I do. I am powerless against ice cream when it talks to me.

Mid afternoon snack of strawberries from the farmer’s market! For 5 bucks, they better be good- and they were

Dinner was a totally random recipe! I shall call it ‘Mexican falafels’

Easy Homemade Mexican Falafels

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped and stems removed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic would work)
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour

Directions:

  • Mash the beans until they are only a little chunky (I used a potato masher and it worked well)
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Form into patties (I got and lay on a baking sheet coated with baking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until slightly crispy.

 

Pretty funky looking, but tasty! I would recommend chopping the onions smaller- my eyes burn so badly when I chop them that I do it really fast and the pieces are really big

I served the ‘falafels’ with spinach and homemade hummus. The recipe for that will be up on Monday!

 
Ingredients
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped and stems removed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic would work)
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
Instructions
  1. Mash the beans until they are only a little chunky (I used a potato masher and it worked well)
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Form into patties (I got and lay on a baking sheet coated with baking spray.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until slightly crispy.

 

What was the best thing you ate today?

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