Chipolte Coconut Stirfry w/ Chick Peas & Tandoori Nuts

Like a ninjas step through back alleyways the chipolte seasoning creeps upward, carrying the sweetness of the mango to the forefront of your tongue. Drowning in coconut milk, caramelized onions mingle with bright broccoli still crisp from their quick relaxing steam.

Ok, I’m done fooling around.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Coconut Milk
  2. Onion, Broccoli, Chick Pea
  3. Chipolte Mango Seasoning – Club House
  4. Tandoori Spiced Homemade Mixed Nuts w/ Raisins

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Simple, flavourful, jam-packed with healthy calories from healthy fats; a great dish for someone who exercises multiple times a week looking to gain lean muscle, has a physically demanding job or is looking to cut back on meat while maintaining a proper intake of quality protein.

*Ditching the Clubhouse seasoning for a more natural alternative not only makes for a healthier dish, but becomes available for  to enjoy, offering a high caloric, protein rich meal.

I know, I know, Clubhouse seasoning? Obviously not the healthiest thing in the world. Most likely has trace amounts of all the things we are trying to avoid these days: wheat, soy and dairy.  nevertheless, we all draw our personal borders differently. The seasoning gives this dish a great flavour and is a small price to pay to enjoy so many other wholesome, nutritious ingredients. I enjoy intense flavours, and most likely wont eat a dish again and again if not really enjoyable. So…I try and make dishes that are really, really enjoyable, while still in taking as many nutrients as possible keeping my body in good condition.

COOKING METHOD:

Sweat your onions using raw, organic coconut oil for 2-3 minutes. Add chick peas, broccoli and coconut milk and bring to small boil. A small amount of water can be added at this time, or not, depending on personal preference. Add chipolte mango seasoning, Himalayan mountain salt/black pepper and set on a low simmer for 1-2 minutes. Finish with a homemade nut/seed mix, melting coconut oil in a pan, adding some tandoori seasoning, salt/pepper and tossing.

MYTH: Fat Makes You Fat

Time and time again fat has been shown to aid in muscle recovery (especially coconut oil) promote a healthy metabolism leading to weight loss, build a strong, structured nervous system and constitute healthy cells throughout the entire body leading to healthy hair, nails, vision and skin.

There are literally hundreds of millions, some say trillions of cells within our body, many of which are comprised of fats, or lipids. Lipids help build cell membranes. These membranes help control what comes in the cell, and what leaves the cell. In other words, YOU ARE LARGELY MADE FROM FAT. It is essential to get a good intake of high quality fat consistently.

HEALTHY FATS…

Coconut oil is definitely the star of this show. Rather than storing as fat, the liver breaks down coconut oil for energy right away.  You could say that coconut oil is pure energy! It is rapidly absorbed, and can even be eaten after an intense workout along with your protein and high GI carbohydrates without slowing the nutrients into your muscles. Some people even use it as a pre-workout option for its high energy giving potential and quick digestion.

Other Great Choices…

Avocado, Cod Liver Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Nuts & Seeds, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Coconut/Almond/Flax Milk

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