You will probably be aware of the clear distinction between fast carbs and complex carbs, with the former being the villain and the latter the hero in terms of the body’s favourite source of energy. Over the past few months I have been trying out various types of complex carbs, of which bulgur would definitely be one of my top picks.
Regardless of whether you are on a clean bulk or fat loss journey, you will not go wrong with bulgur. This exquisite whole grain is rich in iron, vitamin B6 and protein. Similar to many other whole grains, bulgur is also a great source of fibre with 5g per 100g of cooked weight. Another great property of bulgur is that it is so quick and easy to cook.
Enter the Mirror Friendly Coconut Bulgur…
This delicious recipe combines healthy fats from coconut and olive oil and complex carbohydrates from bulgur and vegetables. Upon combining this recipe with a protein rich food such as chicken breast, lean beef or fish, you will reward yourself with a tasty healthy balanced meal which keeps your fitness goals in check. All you have to do is trim your portion size accordingly in line with your nutrition requirements.
The following ingredients were used to make 2 portions of Mirror Friendly coconut bulgur:
– 200g bulgur (cooked weight)
– 200g frozen or fresh vegetable mix
– 30ml coconut cream (2 tablespoons)
– 1 teaspoon garam masala spice mix
– 15ml extra virgin olive oil (1 tablespoon)
Step by step instructions in preparing the Mirror Friendly coconut bulgur:
1) Cook bulgur on boiling water (it cooks much faster than rice so watch it!)
2) In the meantime heat up olive oil and add frozen or fresh vegetables
3) Add coconut cream and mixed spices to your vegetables. You can season it with Himalayan salt to your liking.
4) Cook vegetables until you obtain the desired texture.
5) Mix vegetables with bulgur and voila!
Now add that protein and bon appetit 🙂
The nutritional values for 1 portion of Mirror Friendly coconut bulgur are as follows:
Calories: 205 kcal
of which fibre: 6g (Note: recommended amount of vegetables per day is 25g for females and 38g for males)
of which sugar: 2g
Fats: 11g (Note: no trans fats in here)
To fitness with love,