Are you like me, craving simple salads on hot summer days? What I love most about this salad is that it is balanced in macros and high in fiber too! Plus, it is dairy/ gluten free, only has 6 ingredients and takes 15 minutes to make.
Staying strong, lean and fit as we age means we need to feed our body with the right foods. Foods high in micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals), healthy fats, and protein. But what can be even more important, is how we put our meals together.
Balancing our macro nutrients (proteins, carbs, fat) at each meal will help us feel fuller longer, slow our digestion, give us sustained energy, and keep our blood sugars balanced. We don’t want those blood sugar pikes when we eat! This is what triggers insulin, our fat storing hormone!
So always think “balanced macros” when putting together your meals. Even if it means more calories 🙂 This salad has the perfect combination of healthy fat from the avocado, carbs from the cucumber and fruit, and protein from the shrimp. And it tastes great too!
- 1 diced long english cucumber
- 1 cubed mango
- 1 cubed avocado
- 3/4 lb of cooked shrimp
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/3 cup each of cilantro and green onion (optional)
- salt to taste
- In a large salad bowl combine all ingredients and mix gently. If you are not going to be eating the salad right away, save the avocado and add just before you are ready to eat. Split between 3 bowls and enjoy!
This recipe is from Laura @ the Lavish Method
Protein: 30 grams
Carbs: 28 grams
Fat: 10 grams