Zhana is a BHC grad and certified Holistic Health Coach based in the U.K. Here she shares one of her self-declared masterpieces—AND get this…it’s a vegan, gluten-free, detox recipe!

Thai Style Mung Bean & Button Mushroom Curry 

with Coconut Infused Brown Rice

For the rice:

  • 3/4 cup of brown rice sprinkled with black pepper
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup of water

Place all ingredients in an oven tray and cook on 180C/350F until the water is absorbed.
For the mung beans:

  • 3/4 cup mung beans
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups button mushrooms
  • 1 stalk lemongrass

Cook the mung beans on a medium heat with about 1.5 -2 cups water.
Sauté 1 chopped red onion for 1-2 mins in 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Add 3 garlic cloves chopped, 1 chopped carrot and cook for another 2-3 mins.
Add 1 tbsp curry powder and stir in for one more minute.

Open a can of coconut milk, spoon up the cream and add in the pan. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the milk reduces, then pour in the remaining coconut water from the can.

Add the button mushrooms, 1 whole stalk lemongrass (which has to be removed at the end of cooking as it has been used just for extra flavor) and cook until it gets a nice and creamy consistency. In the end, mix up it altogether with the mung bean.

Serve with the the rice, sprinkle with fresh basil and fresh red chili and enjoy!
About Zhana: 

I might be a health coach now but that wasn’t always the case! In fact, if someone had told me 4 years ago that I would be so passionate about HOLISTIC HEALTH and I would no longer be interested in sweets & treats, I would have laughed at their face!

I mean, I was that person pursuing a career, working long hours and eating at 1am after starving myself through the whole day. I was constantly comforting myself with junk food and I was obsessed with chocolate—literally a sugar addict!!! It’s not only that I got overweight but I was always exhausted, annoyed and miserable. And as I was in a state of not loving myself, I wasn’t enjoying anything around me either. I tried a variety of diets and workouts but I could never achieve long lasting results…

I realised that I had to retrain my mind to think differently about food and physical activity in order to make changes that are sustainable and last a lifetime. I needed…a proven SYSTEM that’s fun & easy to follow and that can finally help me lose weight and gain energy  FOR GOOD without deprivation or militant exercise!

Fast forward 4 years, 3 lost sizes (moving from size 14 to size 8), thousands of research hours, certification in Health coaching, helping friends first and working with clients later, being at my best ever, I have combined my personal experience and professional expertise in a proven SYSTEM!

A system that can finally show you how to build with EASE new healthy habits that are in alignment with the way you want to look & feel every day, without chronic dieting and exercising like crazy and how to turn these habits into BEHAVIOURS that last a LIFETIME! — Zhana Gospodinova

Connect with Zhana on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coachzhana/


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