What’s On My Plate? 5-Ingredient Quick Salad
I Like an Organised Plate Mix Yours Up if You Like
Most of my meals are post-workout because I’m always working out (even in my sleep – just playing) but this is one of my favourites. This nutrient-packed post-workout plate provides me with protein needed to repair my muscles and hydration to help replace the water I have lost through sweat, as well as monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
What’s On My Plate?
1 Chopped Avocado:
⁃ Source of protein, monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, potassium.
Half a Chopped Cucumber:
⁃ High water content and contains erepsin which is a digestive enzyme helps break down protein.
2 Chopped Hard Boiled Eggs:
– Source of protein, mono/polyunsaturated fats.
– Vitamin D and phosphorus necessary for bone formation.
– Choline which can aid memory/mental performance.
Mixed Baby Leaf Salad:
⁃ Chard – beetroot leaves contain protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
⁃ Lettuce – darker coloured lettuces indicate beneficial antioxidants.
⁃ Spinach – vitamin K for healthy bones, vitamins C and beta-carotene contributes to heart health and antioxidants.
Chopped Plum Tomatoes:
⁃ Potassium aids fluid regulation within the body balance.
– Vitamins C and E support heart health.
Spice It Up!
I like to add a few spices to taste and I tend to opt for a mix of the same ones each time, there’s no right or wrong mix add a dash, sprinkle and pinch of whatever you like.
– Healing Foods (DK, 2015)