If you have your local Thai takeout joint on speed dial (guilty), love comforting, warm bowls of food (obviously) or prefer easy meals that don’t require a ton of time or effort (duh), you’re gonna LOVE this Avocado Curry with Chicken and Vegetables.
IMHO, this is also the perfect dish for the holiday season, as it’s packed with hormone-healthy, gut-friendly and detox supportive nutrients to help balance out all of the other indulgences and help you feel better immediately.
That being said, it’s so yummy and flavorful it doesn’t even feel like you’re eating healthy (aka it’s something healthy everyone can look forward to eating).
Snag the recipe and details below!
Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that work to regulate hormones, increase cervical mucus, promote ovulation, improve blood flow to your reproductive organs and boost the health of your eggs.
Contains a sulfur compound called diindolylmethane, or DIM, which helps your body to safely eliminate excess estrogen that can otherwise contribute to period pain, weight gain, PMS, and other hormonal imbalances.
Rich in beta-carotene, which has been shown to boost sperm motility (making it an awesome addition for your partner if you’re trying to conceive).
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins (such as C and B6), both crucial to keep sex hormones estrogen and progesterone balanced.
Increases the production of enzymes that enable us to properly digest our food (so that we can actually absorb and actually use all of those nutrients we’re consuming!) and increases movement through our digestive tract, key for eliminating excess estrogen.
A powerful detoxifying agent that helps rid the body of heavy metals, lowers blood sugar and prevents against oxidative stress, all important for overall hormone balance.
Mix it up by swapping the bell peppers, carrots and broccoli for other vegetables like eggplant, bok choy or mushrooms.
Need a protein-rich meat alternative? Try this dish with prawns or salmon instead.
While cauliflower rice adds extra fiber and detoxifying sulphur compounds, I also regularly enjoy it with b-vitamin rich brown rice. Quinoa or millet would also work as a filling, gluten-free base.
Many canned coconut milk brands contain guar gum, which helps keep coconut from separating, however can increase intestinal inflammation and symptoms such as gas, bloating, etc. This is my favorite full-fat guar-gum free brand.
When possible, I encourage focusing on high quality animal products to avoid consuming those injected with antibiotics and hormones that consequently affect ours. Choosing organic, pasture-raised chicken ensures you’re avoiding these endocrine disrupters and getting more nutrients and clean protein.
I love adding in more veggies like cauliflower or bok choy for an extra liver supportive and hormone balancing boost (cruciferous veggies help to detox excess estrogen and other toxins).
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This avocado curry is super flavorful, simple to make & packed with hormone-healthy nutrients to help you feel your best.
Author: Lauren Chambers
Recipe Type: Entree, Soup, Curry
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
*Make sure to add avocado at the very end once cooled to keep it from browning.
**This recipe will make a huge portion so that you can enjoy super yummy leftovers. However if you don’t want leftovers, you can cut all the ingredients in 1/2 to make a smaller portion for 2-4 servings.
***Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
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