Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Awesome Recovery Meal

This meal is really great after a hard days training as it will provide a great source of quality nutrients, glycogen replenishment, as well as healthy protein and fats. To make this all you need is some fresh fish (we used WILD caught Pacific Rockfish. Note: it is always far healthier to choose a wild caught fish versus a farm raised fish. This is simply due to the fact that farm raised fish are not found out in the ocean in their natural element and are farmed in very close and compacted living quarters with sometimes very questionable sanitary conditions) some rotelle pasta, fresh garlic, spinach, onion, red pepper, 1/4 stick unsalted butter, and a ripe lemon. For the fish we coated them in a mix of organic flour, some dried oregano, basil, thyme, salt, pepper, and a touch of paprika and cooked them for a couple minutes on each side in a hot pan with a little vegetable oil. We also cooked the minced garlic, spinach, red pepper, and onion in a pan for about 6-8min. Once we boiled and strained the pasta we combined the pasta and veggies in a pan with the melted butted and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Then we simply flaked the fish on top and sprinkled a very small amount of shredded cheese and we had a super tasty complete meal that helped to replenish after a tough day of training. All in all this meal took about 40min to prepare and cook and it offers quality carbohydrate, healthy fats, good protein, and a lot of vitamins and minerals from the garlic, spinach, onion, pepper, and lemon. Stay tuned for more healthy recipes to provide optimal fuel for your active lifestyle!   

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