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Lime Shrimp Salad

By MarvinJune 29, 2018

Hey Ascenders!

 

We need to cool down! As the weather heats up this summer it’s important to keep our bodies hydrated. That means more water, and more minerals! Today’s healthy Paleo salad contains tons of minerals and H20.  Vegetables in general are mostly made up of water, minerals and vitamins.

 

Leafy greens are especially important. That’s because they’re full of calcium, which our bodies need for muscle contraction. Then there’s tomatoes, which contain potassium. Potassium is essential for proper nerve, kidney, muscle and heart function. 

 

Finally, it wouldn’t be Paleo without a big hunk of protein 😉 That’s where the shrimp comes in. Not only is shrimp full  of protein, it’s also a great source of magnesium. 42% of reactions in the human body depend on magnesium! The scary part? Stress depletes our magnesium stores. Which means it’s super important to load up on magnesium, especially when we’re stressed. #stayontheshrimpysideoflife

 

But here’s the best thing about this salad: For all of you who struggle with drinking enough water during the day, you can help yourself with salad aka mineral loaded water in solid form.

 

So let’s stay hydrated and get into the recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs shrimps (peeled)
  • 5 cups mixed greens 
  • 1/2 cup cerry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • Sea salt & group black pepper
  • Wood skewers 

Preparation:

  1. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and 1/4 cup lime juice
  2. Place the shrimp in the chili mixture and marinate for 20 minutes
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  4. Thread the shrimps on wood skewers
  5. Grill the shrimp until they turn pink, 4 to 5 minutes per side
  6. In a dressing jar, combine the cilantro, olive oil, 1/4 cup lime juice, and season to taste
  7. In a salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, tomatoes, avocado, red onion and shrimp
  8. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve

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