Salads

Lentil, spicy carrot and toasted almond salad

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A really nourishing and delicious salad filled with tantalizing textures and flavours that please the palate. Subtly spiced, sweet, toasted, creamy, soft, and crunchy. Yum. Enjoy!

6
500g carrots
1/2 cup thyme
1 t curry powder
2 t coriander seeds
1 t fennel seeds
½ t salt
½ t turmeric
½ t mixed spice
10ml olive oil
Pinch black pepper
3 garlic cloves, bruised
2 t honey
2 cups lentils
4 cups water
½ onion
1/2 cup parsley
1 bay leaf
½ t salt
70g chopped almonds
½ t curry powder
1 t olive oil
3 carrots
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
1 T soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
15ml olive oil
¼ cup Sunflower seed sprouts
3 cups wild rocket
For the roast carrots: preheat oven to 180° C. Peel and quarter carrots. Place them along with the thyme, curry powder, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, salt turmeric, mixed spice, olive oil, black pepper, garlic and honey onto a tray and roast for 50 minutes or until the carrots are cooked and golden. Remove from the oven and pick out the thyme and garlic cloves. For the lentils: while the carrots are roasting, place the lentils, water, onion, parsley, bay leaf, and salt into a medium sized pot and bring up to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Spread out onto a large metal tray and allow to cool completely. Discard the bay leaf, onion and parsley. For the toasted almonds: place the almonds, curry powder and olive oil into a pan. Over medium/high heat cook the almonds until you can smell the curry and the nuts take on a light brown colour. This will take about 2 or 3 minutes. Once done, pour into a bowl, to stop the cooking process. To serve: peel and julienne 3 carrots, then mix them with the roast carrots along with the lentils and toasted almonds. Season the salad with the juice and rind from one lemon, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Layer the salad in a bowl with sunflower seed sprouts and wild rocket. Enjoy!
Nutritions

Calories
310

Sodium
630mg
26% DV

Fat
7g
10% DV

Protein
20g
41% DV

Carbs
56g
19% DV

Fiber
26g
105% DV

The Testosterone-Boosting Smoothie

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Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that's vital for men's overall health and well-being.

There are certain foods that can stimulate natural testosterone production in men and below we've hand-picked a few great T-boosting foods.

Avocados, pomegranates, pineapples, bananas and ginger all have direct or indirect positive effects on testosterone with proven benefits.

And thanks to the thematic recipe below, now you can give your T levels a much-welcomed boost in the form of a delicious smoothie!

1 cup Pomegranate ( Or 1/2 of an average-sized pomegranate )
1 cup Avocado ( Or 1/2 of an average-sized avocado )
1 cup Pineapple ( Don't add the pineapple bark into the mix )
1 cup Banana ( Without the peel )
1 slice Ginger
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1. Place all ingredients into a blender
2. Add water until it reaches 3/4 of the cup
3. Blend for 30 seconds


See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
704

Sodium
112mg
4% DV

Fat
27g
42% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
125g
42% DV

Fiber
23g
94% DV