Thursday 20 August, 2015 0 Comments

Ben Warren's nationwide tour: The Hormone Secret

This meal is designed to use any leftover food you have at the end of the week! It's great to use up any leftover ingredients you have in the house, and nice to end the week with a simple and nourishing meal.

While the proportions below are aimed towards a mixed type, just bump up the protein or carbohydrates depending on your BePure Macronutrient Profile.

Nourishing Bowl with Homemade Hummus


Hummus Ingredients

  • 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • 4 cloves of roasted garlic (roast a whole bulb of garlic)
  • 2 Tbsp tahini 
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 3 Tbsp water (use more if needed to thin it out)
  • 1 tsp ground roasted cumin 
  • ½ tsp ground roasted coriander
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika 
  • ¼ tsp sumac (optional) 
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper 

Platter Ingredients: (depending on what you have)

  • Greens: Spinach, lettuce, rocket, kale, micro greens, sprouts, silverbeet, etc. 
  • Veggies: Carrots, capsicums, cucumbers, zucchini, sugar snap peas, peas, radishes, green beans, broccoli, and cauliflower etc.
  • Fruits: Strawberries, pears, banana, papaya, mango, grapes, raspberries, apples, etc.
  • Proteins: Quinoa, nuts/seeds, organic free range fresh egg, organic free-range animal protein. 
  • Healthy fats:  Avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds.
  • Carbohydrates: Sweet potatoes, quinoa, millet, brown rice, wild rice.
  • Optional add-ons: fermented foods i.e. Sauerkraut, homemade salad, kelp granules and flakes for added iodine and minerals, homemade hummus, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice.


Hummus Directions:

1.    Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Rub extra papery skin off whole heads of garlic. Cut tips off each clove of garlic with serrated knife to expose a bit of garlic. Lay root side down on a sheet of tin foil or in a small baking dish. Drizzle with oil over the cut end of the garlic. Crimp foil closed or cover the baking dish with foil. Roast until the garlic cloves are soft and fragrant, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Open foil and let sit until cool enough to handle.
2.    Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their papery skin. Discard skin and transfer the cloves to a food processor.
3.    Add to the food processor the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, water, roasted cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, optional sumac, salt and pepper.

Platter Directions ( a rough guide for a mixed type):

  1. 10% leafy green base 
  2. 20% veggies 
  3. 10% fruit  
  4. 20% protein 
  5. 15% healthy fats 
  6. 20% complex carbohydrate 
  7. 5% extra nourish (add-ons)

If you give this a go, we'd love to see the result! Tag us in your pictures with @bepurebenwarren for your chance to be featured on our Instagram account.  


Ben Warren presents
'The Hormone Secret'

The Hormone Secret, presented by Ben Warren

Have stubborn weight that just won't budge, energy slumps, painful PMS or menopause issues? Join Ben Warren as he shares the secret role hormones play in your health, why our modern world is working against healthy female hormones and how to naturally heal your hormones and bring them back to balance. This is information every woman needs to know. Learn more and register here. 

Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat or cure. We are all unique, for your individual health concerns it is important to discuss these with a BePure Clinical Consultant or relevant health professional.