This weeks powerhouse meal has super recovery benefits. I sometimes eat this as a main dish, side-dish, and yes, I even eat this for breakfast sometimes. Here is a list of some of the ingredients and their benefits.
- Contain vitamin D which plays a role in energy levels, moods, and help build healthy bones. Also helps support your thyroid gland.
- Good source of Potassium which performs many essential functions like, relax muscle contractions and reduce swelling.
- Also a good source of vitamin A(In the form of beta carotene), vitamin C for immune function, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber.
- Good source of niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vtamins A, C, E, and K, thiamin, B6, folate, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and, manganese. Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods around, I'll say no more!
- This veggie is a powerhouse which comes from its high sulfur and vitamin C content. Not only is it necessary for healthy hair, skin, and nails but it also helps remove toxins(free radicals and uric acid) the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, and gout.
- Is one of the most protein rich foods you can eat and is also a complete protein.
- Contains twice the fiber as other grains.
- Is a good source of Iron, and Lysine which help with tissue growth and repair.
So as you can see this will be a great recipe to add to your training meal plan! Lets get started!
What you need?
1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced
3 large handfuls of fresh organic spinach chopped
3/4 cup of chopped cabbage
1 small onion diced
1 garlic clove minced
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Sea salt to taste
What you need to do?
Start heating coconut oil in a large sauté pan on medium to high heat. Add onions and cook until they start to get clear. Add sweet potatoes and garlic. You're going to cook these until they start to get soft. If they start to stick to the pan a little just add a little bit of water instead of oil. This will keep it from sticking and also keep the garlic from browning.
Add cabbage, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, and salt. Keep adding water as needed. Cook until the sweets are tender and then add the spinach.
Cook until spinach is wilted into the dish. Add your desired amount of quinoa to the veggies. To a single serving I will add about a 1/2 cup. I like there to be more veggies then quinoa. So test it out to see how you will like it!
The reason I don't give an amount for the quinoa is because when I make this, I make a batch to keep in the fridge to add to various dishes during the week. Its nice to have it all ready to go!
I hope you enjoy and happy training!!
Take care of you,