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Protein-Packed Vegetable Curry (Black Bean and Lentil)

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.

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  • 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
  • chillies
  • turmeric
  • curry powder
  • paprika
  • yogurt

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Roasted Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Homemade soups make for great nutritious meals and snacks.  And by far my favourite way to make soup is by roasting the veg first!  I’ve got a few decent soup recipes that will be appearing on this site soon, first up though is this delicious roasted cauliflower and parsnip soup, garnished with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds.  Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Ingredients:

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  • 3/4 cauliflower inc leaves
  • 3 large parsnips
  • 1 red onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • almond milk and water for consistency
  • seasoning: black pepper, chilly salt and paprika
  • garnished with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds

Serves 6-8 people

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Nutrient Dense Meals #2 Beetroot Pancakes

Beetroot is one of the most underrated “super foods” out there!  It has numerous health and performance benefits such as the lowering of blood pressure and improving muscle oxygenation during exercise (aerobic energy system) that come as a result of its high nitrate content.  So what better way to start the day than eating it for breakfast and you won’t find many tastier ways than as part of this pancake recipe!

Ingredients:

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  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 banana

  • 1 medium beetroot

  • small thumb of ginger
  • 1/2 avocado seed
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 scoop protein (optional)

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