With my new book “The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan” Coming out in just a few weeks, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you from the book. I love the slow cooker because you can make nutritious food that tastes amazing with only a few minutes of preparation required! Using the crockpot also allows for the flavors to blend together for a long period of time, making them extra tasty! These ingredients were not only chosen because of their flavor, but also because of the many health benefits associated with each one. If you have read any of my blog posts in the past on leaky gut, you will know that it can be one of the biggest triggers for Hashimoto’s. This is why I chose coconut for the base of this recipe!
Coconut contains healing properties that are especially healing to the lining of the gut. Coconut contains lauric acid and caprylic acid which can kill the harmful yeast and bacteria that could be causing the leaky gut. Since the majority of the immune system lies in the gut, it is crucial to support the gut when you have any auto-immune disease like Hashimoto’s.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory spice in the main dish curry. In fact, it is argued by many to be the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. Since, Hashimoto’s is an inflammatory disease, you can see why this is an essential addition to this dish.
Curry has some amazing health benefits as well. Preventing Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, plus relieving pain & inflammation are only a few of it’s amazing benefits! Curry is also known to help with liver toxicity and can be a natural antibacterial agent.
Lemon has very powerful benefits that not many are aware of. Not only is lemon a good source of vitamin C but it also aids in digestion, helps prevent kidney stones, promotes hydration, improves skin quality and more!
Not only is the dish extremely flavorful, but it is filled with lots of extremely beneficial ingredients!
Slow Cooker Coconut & Lemon Chicken
1 can full-fat coconut milk (organic is best)
1 tbsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Pinch of black pepper
4 boneless chicken breasts
Juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small yellow onion, diced
-Start by whisking together the coconut milk (include the cream), curry, turmeric, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
-Next, add the chicken breasts to the base of a slow cooker and top with the coconut milk mixture, lemon juice, garlic and onion.
-Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is tender and can easily be shredded.
-Shred the chicken before serving and enjoy over cauliflower rice.
For more recipes to support your thyroid health pick up a copy of “The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan“!