Try this green curry filled with coconut milk, spinach, squash and garlic! This recipe has a little bit of spice but will leave you feeling refreshed. With coconut milk and coconut oil, this dish will keep you energized! Serve this green curry over brown rice for added flavor! Make this a regular part of your diet and you’ll reap the health benefits of the spices and herbs.
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- 2 cans of unsweetened coconut milk
- 1.5 cans water (use the coconut milk cans)
- 1 bulb of garlic chopped
- 7 Tbsp of green curry paste
- 1 Tbsp of ginger powder
- 1 Tbsp of garlic powder
- 6 Tbsp of whole wheat flour
- 6 Tbsp of coconut oil
- 3 large yellow squash chopped
- 2 handfuls of blended spinach (added for more color)
- Pink salt to taste
- Boil squash for 10 mins, strain then set aside.
- In a large pot melt coconut oil and mix wheat flour on low until light brown and thick.
- Blend spinach in a food processor.
- Add coconut milk, water, garlic and green curry paste into the same large pot.
- Continue to stir on low/medium heat until desired consistency.
- Add salt to taste. Add chopped spinach and squash.
Green Curry Health Benefits
This Green Curry with Squash and Spinach recipe uses many ingredients that have herbal properties. The spices used in making the curry paste, for example, contains phenolics and flavonoids. These compounds have been proven to help defend the body against diseases related to oxidative stress.
These ingredients add flavor to your food and provide a host of health benefits:
- Coconut – Coconut products are popular in Asia and the Pacific. Many countries in the region use coconut as natural remedy for many health issues such as indigestion, kidney stones, respiratory problems, and infections. Coconut milk, specifically, is high in fiber, protein, calcium, iron, and other minerals.
- Garlic – Garlic is traditionally known as an herbal remedy against infection, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Studies have also shown that garlic has antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
- Ginger – For centuries, ginger has been known to people, especially in Asia, India, the Middle East, and Europe to have healing properties. They are used in these regions in treating diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, stomach upset, and menstrual issues.
- Squash and Spinach – For an in-depth discussion of the benefits of squash, spinach, read about the powerhouse fruits and vegetables that minimize the risk of chronic diseases.