CHICKPEA CURRY

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CHICKPEA CURRY

Part influenced by my trip to India, part trying to use up ingredients in my cupboard!

1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, ghee, 1 star anise, 2 black cardamom, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp garam masala 1 can chickpeas, filtered water or 1 tin coconut milk.

Optional: pumpkin seeds to top

  1. Dice onions and crush garlic.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil in pan, and add 1 tsp cumin seeds to test heat is ready

  3. Fry onions in hot ghee until translucent.

  4. Add garlic and spices.

  5. Add drained chickpeas and stir.

  6. Pour water or coconut milk and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  7. Extra spice may be required - it’s up to you.

  8. Serve with whatever you want!

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.