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Almond Coconut Curry on Veges

 

Almond Coconut Curry on Veges

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 439 kcal

This almond coconut curry is super quick and easy and tastes great too! It boasts nutritious vegetables along with healthy fats and a good calorie count.

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Ingredients

For the curry

  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 125 g almond butter (100% ground almonds)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp curry powder

For the veges

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 2 cups brocolli (chopped into florets)

Instructions

For the curry mixture

  1. Put the coconut milk, almond butter, tomato paste and curry powder in a blender. Blend for about 20 seconds or until smooth.

  2. Add the curry mixture to a saucepan on low-medium heat and heat for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Stir frequently to avoid sticking.

For the veges

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan on medium-high heat and add the broccoli and mushrooms. Fry for about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and heat for another minute.

  2. Serve the veges in a bowl with the curry mixture poured over the top.

Recipe Notes

You can make the almond butter by grinding almonds in a food processor. There's a great tutorial here: http://detoxinista.com/2012/09/homemade-almond-butter/

The curry mixture separates if left to sit in the fridge for a while, so be sure to stir it thoroughly before using if you have stored it in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 439, Fats: 40g, Protein: 12g, Net Carbs: 10g

Chocolate Protein Shake

Kale Chocolate Protein Shake

Course: Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 314 kcal

This is a variation on the chocolate protein smoothie with kale added for a change.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 scoop Garden of Life Chocolate Protein Powder (Sport)
  • A few ice cubes
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a blender add the cold water, ice cubes, almond milk, kale and protein powder.

  2. Blend the ingredients until smooth, and as you are blending pour the coconut oil in through the top of the blender over the course of about 10 seconds. This is to avoid it turning into clumps.

  3. Serve immediately, or put in sealed cups and store in the fridge. 

Recipe Notes

If you add the coconut oil while it's hard it will stay in clumps and won't blend. You need to melt the coconut oil and add it to the mixture as it is blending. You cans tore this in the fridge easily, just remember to shake it up before drinking. The garden of life protein powder mixes very well.

Also the ice cubes are very important to stop it becoming too thick.

If you want to lower the calorie count simply adjust the coconut oil accordingly.

Nutritional Information (1/8 cup coconut oil):
Calories: 424, Fats: 32g, Protein: 30g, Net Carbs: 3g

Nutritional Information (no coconut oil):
Calories: 189, Fats: 5g, Protein: 30g, Net Carbs: 3g