I found the following recipes on Active.com. Interesting and different.
Cherry and Blackberry Smoothie
*Provides carbs, antioxidants and protein
*Cherries and cherry juice is shown to reduce muscle soreness following exercise
11/3 cup frozen sweet dark cherries
2/3 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup tart cherry juice
1 cup low-fat plain Greek yougurt
1tablespoon ground flaxseeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
*Nutritional Data: 445 calories, 75 grams carbs, 16 grams fiber, 25 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 75 mg sodium.
CURRY SALMON SALAD IN PITA
*Salmon for omega 3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation, promote muscle recovery
*Curry powder-natural anti-inflammatory
*Apple, grapes, red onion provide a unique antioxidant called quercetin which boosts immunity
12 ounces wild salmon (canned)
2 tablespoons canola oil mayonnaise
2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
1/3 cup diced red apple
1/4 cup red seedless grapes, chopped
3 tablespoons diced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tespoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of black pepper
2 100% whole wheat pita rounds cut in 1/2
1. Place salmon in a medium bowl. Add mayo, yogurt, apples, grapes, onion, parsley, curry, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Trim pita to form an opening. Fill pocket with 1/2 cup salmon salad, spinach leaves and tomato slices
Makes 4 sandwhichs
Nutrition Data: 340 calories, 33 grams carbs., 3 grams fiber, 20 grams protein, 375 mg sodium
2/3 cup uncooked rolled oats
2/3 cup 2% milk
2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup orange juice
2/3 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup honey
11/2 cups peeled and grated red apples
3 cups mexed berries (fresh or frozen)
1. In a large bowl combine oats, milk, yogurt and vanilla. Let it set for 5 minutes to soften oats.
In a small bowl, combine orange juice, chopped nuts and honey. Grate apple and immediately add to orange juice mixture. Add berries. Stir into yogurt mixture and mix well. Serve chilled.
Makes 8 1 cup servings.
Nutrition Data: 220 calories, 35 grams carbs., 6 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 26 mg sodium.
* Add scrambled eggs and slasa on the side for a bit more muscle stimulating protein and protective anioxidants.
Of course, I have tried each of these and they are great. Know that the nutritional data can easily change if you substitute nutrients. Enjoy!
Edited by: LILPAT3 at: 8/25/2010 (13:43)
| Pounds lost: 11.0