Cauliflower Rice with Crispy Chickpeas
I love a fresh new month. New intentions + goals with endless possibility on the horizon. This morning I woke up and wrote out my goals for the month and pulled a card from my Gabby Bernstein deck. Before I pull a card I always ask for the card to be a message I need to hear. Today I pulled two and they were "When I lean into love I am led" and "Energy flows where my intention goes".
They were exactly what I needed to read to set the tone for a brand new week and month.
Put your energy and faith into what you want to create. You can either focus on what's going wrong or you can decide right now to focus on all the positive, what you're grateful for, and where you are headed. Leaning into fear will only create more fear, worry, stress, etc. leaving no room for synchronicity and miracles to occur.
Swipe some frankincense or rose on to help raise the vibes and step into who you're becoming. Feel the feelings of already being 'her'. Upgrade your thoughts and decide to commit to a new reality right now.
One of my intentions is to create more recipes that support your hormones and the phases of your cycle for you ladies!
Here's one I've been making every week that I absolutely love! I'm all about quick and delicious meals that are easy to make.
I created this one in particular for helping combat PMS.
One thing you need to know first: You DO NOT have to suffer with PMS.
PMS is NOT normal.
You can prevent it naturally.
PMS is a symptom of a hormonal imbalance and it’s usually too much estrogen or estrogen dominance.
Too many women are accepting days, a week or even sometimes longer of feeling angry, moody, anxious, frustrated, bloated, migraines, wanting to eat everything in sight, craving sugar, and acne.
I repeat: You do not have to suffer with PMS.
You can put an end to PMS by getting good quality sleep, key lifestyle practices, getting the right micronutrients, and by changing your diet to support your hormonal shifts and help your body eliminate excess hormones.
Some of the top foods to prevent PMS are:
Chickpeas: these are a great source of B6 which helps with progesterone production. A low level of B6 can enhance estrogen dominance, which is when you have too much estrogen in your blood stream and not enough progesterone.
Leafy greens and kale: supports estrogen metabolism, which allows us to eliminate excess estrogen and prevent estrogen dominance.
Healthy fats: mood stabilizing and prevent PMS food cravings.
Always remember that your body wants to heal and is always fighting for you. A hormonal imbalance can be fixed and you can prevent PMS completely naturally.
I made sure to include spinach in this recipe for the leafy greens. You could really add any of your favorite veggies to go with the 'rice'. I would recommend zucchini, carrots, broccoli, swiss chard, bok choy, or kale.
What you will need:
1 head of cauliflower chopped finely to make the "rice" or thrown in food processor to make your life easier
I can of ogranic chickpeas with the BPA free lining
Favorite seasonal veggies (I chose spinach and 1 small head of broccoli this time), chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
Organic Unrefined coconut oil
1 tbs oregano
1 tbs basil
1 tsp garlic powder
Before you do anything, rinse the chickpeas and make sure they are completely dry. You don't want any moisture so they can crisp up - set them aside.
In a large skillet, heat a glug of coconut oil on low-medium heat and then add your onions and garlic. Once they begin to soften and you smell the aroma, add a little bit of sea salt, your broccoli and the basil + oregano. Begin to cook the broccoli for about 5 minutes or until it becomes more vibrant in color. Add the cauliflower, spinach and a little more sea salt plus the garlic powder.
Cook on low heat partially covered with a lid. You then want to grab a separate small non stick pan and heat it with another little glug of coconut oil. Once the oil is hot, add your DRY chickpeas with sea salt to taste.
You will want to keep turning them in the pan so they crisp up on all sides. Once they crisp to you're liking and your cauliflower rice + veggies are cooked and not too mushy, you are all set!
I like to add my chickpeas to my dish rather than combine everything in one big pot because I find that when I add the moisture from the cauliflower rice to the chickpeas they don't stay crisp.
I also love adding some avocado and/or fresh cilantro. ENJOY!
And make sure to let me know if you try it :)
To happy, healthy, hormones <3