BERRY + COCONUT CHEESECAKE

 

BASE INGREDIENTS

108g Almonds

75g Coconut flour

108g soaked dates

3 tbsp coconut oil

3 tbsp cashew butter

1⁄2 tsp vanilla

pinch sea salt

1 tbsp orange blossom

Pulse all together in food processor to make the cheesecake base. When a dough like consistency has formed, transfer to a silicon mould or cling film lined-cake tin and press firmly into base.

CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS

108 mls maple syrup

250 mls coconut milk (chilled)

50 mls coconut oil

10g xylitol

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

325g cashews, soaked and drained 1 tsp vanilla powder

150g blueberries

Blitz cheesecake filling in blender (it’s helpful to add liquids to jug first, to prevent the blender from clogging). When smooth, pour onto cheesecake base and chill until firm.

Decorate with plenty of fresh berries and serve!

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N I T R O  J U I C E

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Great for your blood and great if you are training or lacking energy.

Juice the following:

1 beetroot

1 carrot

1 Apple

1 orange

½ inch piece ginger

¼ lemon

Blend in with:

1 tsp ginseng

1 tsp echinacea

½ tsp maca


Nitric oxide helps make blood flow more freely (and therefore transport vital nutrients) around the body. How? It is a vasodilator, which signals blood vessels to relax (that means they expand). Nitric oxide is produced by nearly every type of cell in the human body and one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health, especially as it increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. This in turn helps decrease the growth of arterial plaque and blood clotting. BEETROOT is high in dietary nitrates which our bodies can convert to nitric acid. Garlic, leafy greens and citrus fruits are also good sources. NITRIC OXIDE is a bit of a secret weapon for athletes that helps boost endurance as it increases blood flow to muscle tissue: bringing oxygen to our hard-working muscles and removing metabolic waste.

The last 3 ingredients are fantastic if you know you are adrenally fatigued, whether that’s from exercise, work, family life, your social life, difficulty sleeping or all of the above. There are plenty other ADAPTOGENS you can try. Best thing is to find one (or two) you like, can easily get down you (either straight, in a juice or with a meal) and will take regularly so that it actually has a chance to make a difference.

FISH CURRY

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Fish tonight? Don't worry too much if you don't have every spice ingredient at home- just get creative and create a flavour you enjoy. Vegan? Don't use fish and add more veggies #genius 

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RECIPE

2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp turmeric

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp cumin

250g white fish fillet, cut into bite-sized chunks

1 onion, finely sliced

2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

thumb-sized piece ginger, finely chopped or grated

400g can coconut milk

200g fresh tomatoes, halved or quartered

100g broccoli

2 cubes homemade fish stock (optional)

fresh coriander to serve

Optional extra: green beans, sweet potato, fresh peas, spinach

Combine spices in a small bowl. Coat fish with half the spice mixture and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a medium lidded frying pan on a low heat, sweat onions, ginger and garlic until translucent. Add water or oil if necessary to prevent drying/burning.

Add the remaining spices and cook gently for 1 minute or until fragrant and slightly dry.

Pour in the coconut milk, bring to the boil and simmer for 3-5 mins to reduce slightly, then add the fish.

Take the lid off and add broccoli and tomatoes.

Remove from the heat when vegetables are soft and stir in fresh coriander.

Season to taste and serve with basmati rice or cauliflower rice, if you like.