It’s great to have a high protein diet when you train a lot and have an active lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean you need to eat meat every meal or even every day! I’m gradually shifting towards a mostly plant based diet. One day I may get to full vegetarian or even vegan. Anyway this recipe is packed full of protein, contains no meat and is totally delicious.
- 1 tin black beans
- 1 cup pre soaked lentils
- 1 courgette
- 1/2 aubergine
- 4 tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion
- handful of spinach
- handful of raisins and apricots
- 2 garlic cloves
- tbsp fresh mint
- thumb ginger
- curry powder
Start by chopping the veg into your desired size and shapes, then crush the garlic, chillies, ginger and fresh mint in a pestle and mortar until you have a paste.
Heat a splash of oil in a wok and add the paste, cooking for a few minutes, then add the onions, courgettes, tomatoes and aubergine. Put the remainder of all the spices into the pan (quantities depend on your taste). I then mixed in a touch of water to create more of a sauce and a spoonful of natural yogurt to thicken.
When you are happy with the flavour throw in the black beans, pre soaked lentils and dried fruit. Allow to simmer for 10-15mins, adding the spinach last-minute. A simple meal that’s really healthy and tastes great!
For a little something on the side – homemade flat bread and natural yogurt with fresh mint (separate recipe to follow)… Enjoy!