RECIPE FOR A NEW YOU

It’s a new year… you know what that means… NEW YOU! Yep, it’s time to hit the refresh button of your life! For many this can mean a lot of different things. From how you interact with others, to personal health goals, we all aspire for the new you factor!

To help you find that new you, we have prepared a super healthy recipe to help you on your journey!

This amazingly delicious Salmon-Avocado-Quinoa Bowl recipe is a great way to make a withdrawal from the super foods bank. The reason this is such a great food for your future is because how beneficial the main ingredients of this dish are!

Salmon Benefits:

  • Great source of lean protein
  • Filled with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Helps reduce the risk of HEART DISEASE (America’s #1 killer)
  • Rich in B Vitamins: B1 (thiamin) / B2 (riboflavin) / B3 (niacin) / B5 (pantothenic acid) / B6 / B12
  • Lots of potassium
  • May help brain function

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Quinoa Benefits:

  • Contains ALL nine essential amino acids… PROTEIN RICH
  • Loads of fiber to help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Rich in magnesium which aids in nerve transmission, internal temperature regulation, detox, and the strengthening of bones/teeth
  • Just enough manganese to help your mitochondria’s defenses (mitochondria are the cell workforce in our bodies) providing a source of energy

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Avocado Benefits:

  • Aside from their delectability they are a great source of Vitamin C / E / K
  • Contain a plant sterol known as beta-sitosterol which has been shown to aid in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
  • They contain both lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which provide antioxidant protection as well as protecting your eyes from damaging blue light
  • Provide about 25% of your daily Vitamin K intake, which helps in the absorption of calcium, and ultimately fortifying your bones

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Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of salmon (no skin)
  • 2/3 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon unseasonsed rice vinegar
  • 5 brussels sprouts (sliced thin)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, turmeric, salt & pepper
  • 1/2 avocado (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped up)

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Making the Magic:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Put your thin sliced brussels on a baking sheet and spread your olive oil, turmeric, salt and pepper evenly across
  3. Season your salmon with some salt and pepper (I like adding a little blackening seasoning for some kick)
  4. Place seasoned salmon on top of your layer of brussels
  5. Once oven has reached temperature, roast for about 10 minutes; cook salmon for a few minutes longer if you prefer your salmon more well done
  6. In a large mixing bowl, stir in your rice vinegar, quinoa, avocado chunks, the freshly chopped parsley and your cooked brussels
  7. Serve salmon over the quinoa; this dish is great hot or cold, so its up to you from here on!