I saw this recipe in another recipe online, yet it was asking for 1 cup of brown sugar to the squash. I thought that was way too sweet, and way too much sugar, so knowing me, and how I work, I experimented, and decided it would be worth it and see and substitute, and add the protein tri-sorb proprietary blend vi shake mix instead, and guess what? it turned out beautifully, not to mention delicious! Yeah, it had a sweet taste to it, and it’s a different kind of salad, but wow, oh wow! it was really good and another way to have this shake, with another recipe as people tell me, “I can’t have shakes all the time! It’s exhausting.” Well, I’m here to tell you, you can drink the shakes, or eat it, either way, it’s all protein, nutrition and all good for you. Try this and trust me, it’s so good! Hope you guys enjoy it!
Takes 30 minutes to prepare (cooking and preparing)
Serves 6-12 people (use less if it’s just you alone)
1 cup couscous (boil as per package/set aside)
1-2 cups kale (cut them into strips, steam or bake them ahead)
1/2 green pepper diced
1/2 orange bell pepper diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper diced
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1 tomato diced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro and parsley chopped
1/2 of a lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt or pink salt (your choice)
1/2 tsp black pepper
2-4 Tbsp olive oil
1 package of butternut squash or fresh diced
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 scoops vi shake mix (or any protein mix)
1 tsp spinach herb seasonings
1 tsp mrs dash garlic and herb seasonings
1 cup vegetable broth
1. In a large bowl, add the already cooked couscous, then add the bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, kale, and mixing it altogether.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add veg broth, and add the diced squash, along with the melted butter, brown sugar, protein shake mix, and seasonings. Cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes until it becomes soft, and you can smell the caramelizing and flavors have blended in.
3. Add it to the couscous, and mix it, adding the rest of the seasonings and olive oil.
4. Serve and enjoy!