Today I have a delicious and healthy recipe from our nutrition and fitness expert, Brittney of Get Fit with Brit who has guest posted here before with her workout tips. Not only does she have great workouts that target every part of your body, she also has a minor in nutrition and is a great chef in the kitchen coming up with amazing meals that are good for you too. She offers nutrition counseling as part of her services, so I thought we could all benefit from learning one of her favorite go-to recipes. She is sharing this tasty Avocado Salsa Salmon and I can't wait to try it out!
Hi guys! It's Brit here and I'm excited to be back sharing one of my go-to recipes, this is really hands down one of my favorites! I've been a salmon lover my whole life and grew up on some pretty amazing recipes, but as of right now this one is my favorite, which is saying a lot! This recipe provides a good source of protein, healthy fats, and tons of nutrients you need to refuel your body during training season. And bonus - I even had left over avocado salsa and had it for lunch the next day on top of a baked sweet potato! Which is an awesome source of carbohydrates for athletes.
My top 3 reasons why athletes and everyone should eat more salmon:
1 | Eating Salmon improves bone density and strength, combating inflammatory joint conditions such as osteoarthritis. [thanks to small proteins called bioactive peptide]
2 | Eating Salmon can help increase your cardiovascular health. With its high levels of Omega-3 fats, EPA, and DHA you'll reduce inflammation and keep your blood flowing nice and smooth.
3 | Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin D which is crucial on the path to obtaining optimal health and performing your best, while fighting cancer and other life threatening diseases.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! You can follow me along @getfitwithbritm for more daily recipes
GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO SALSA
| INGREDIENTS |
2 lbs salmon, 4 pieces
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
juice from 2 limes
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 red onion, small
1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt [+ extra for taste]
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika powder
a grill or panini to cook the salmon
| DIRECTIONS |
1 | Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together, rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix
2 | Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
3 | Pre-heat the grill
4 | Combine the avocado, chopped onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use
5 | Grill the salmon to desired doneness. [I grilled for about 5 minutes on my panini maker and they turned out divine!]
6 | Top with Avocado Salsa and enjoy