As my fellow GLOW tribe babes and I gear up for the 21 Day Metabolic Rehab Program we officially start next week, I wanted to share this easy, delicious recipe from the meal plan that’s designed to promote hormone health and provide an energy boost.
Making conscious choices about what we eat is a gift that comes with great reward. We can often overlook the hidden ingredient of gratitude when it comes down to how food affects us – physically, emotionally, spiritually. When we take the time to make something special, delicious, and nutritious with love, it’s an added bonus!
The ingredients used in this recipe are simple, familiar and easy to find at most grocery stores. Not only is the combination of flavors amazing, but it also provides a nice balance of nutrients such as healthy fats, vitamins and minerals that will help keep your hormones in check!
Here’s a quick breakdown of the ingredients and their unique benefits:
Salmon: The can of sustainably caught salmon in this salad is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s support a healthy metabolism, reduce inflammation, and balance hormone levels in women. These fatty acids are also essential for maintaining good brain health.
Capers: Capers are rich in quercetin, a flavonoid that has anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming quercetin has been shown to reduce the risk of developing reproductive cancers in women, meaning capers can assist in maintaining hormone health.
Hemp Seeds: Hemp is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, and is excellent for boosting metabolism, as well as hormone regulation in women as it has been shown to reduce the severity of PMS symptoms.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, making it healthy for women’s hormonal balance.
Celery: a great source of phytosterols, which helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. This can help with efficient metabolic activity in women. Celery also has anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial for hormone balance.
Green apples: Green apples are high in fiber and antioxidants, supporting better digestion and hormone regulation in women. Plus, green apples contain pectin which helps to promote good gut health which is essential for balancing hormones.
Endive leaves: Endive leaves are packed with vitamin A and other essential nutrients that support healthy metabolism functioning in women. Plus, endive leaves are incredibly low in calories but pack a lot of flavor into your meal – making it perfect for those who want to watch their weight while keeping their metabolism humming along!
1 can of sustainably caught salmon, drained
½ stalk celery, diced
½ green apple, diced
1 tsp capers
1 tbsp hemp seeds
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4-6 Endive leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients except the endive together. Serve in endive leaves. Enjoy!