This May, our recipes are featuring foods with nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for mental health. Some studies suggest that omega-3s may be helpful in the treatment of depression and seem to have a mood-stabilizing effect. Omega-3 essential fatty acids may also help boost the effectiveness of conventional antidepressants and help young people with ADHD. Edamame are rich in omega-3! This vegan recipe will help give you an omega-3 boost!
4 cups organic edamame (frozen or raw)
3 cloves organic garlic
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Chili powder (if you like spice!)
1. If you are cooking raw edamame, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the edamame and bring the water back to a boil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the edamame is green. Drain and dry off. If you're cooking frozen edamame, follow the instructions on the frozen bag with microwave times.
2. In a pan, heat olive oil and add smashed garlic. Add the cooked edamame and brown lightly.
3. In a bowl, toss the edamame with sea salt and chili powder if you'd like some extra heat! Enjoy!