Avocado, Cheese, and Mango Salad

This fresh salad is packed full of delicious ingredients and bold flavors!

Ingredients:
1 serving of cheese
1 serving of vegetables (1/2 avocado, lettuce, 2 grape tomatoes, 1 tsp. diced shallot)
1 serving of mango
1/2 red chili pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley or coriander
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean, wash and drain the salad. Cut the cheese, avocado, and mango into small cubes. Wash and quarter tomatoes. Wash, seed and finely chop the chili pepper. Whisk the parsley, shallot, chili, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil together into a salad dressing. Set 1/3 of the cheese aside to start the meal with. Mix all of the other ingredients with the dressing. Enjoy!

Summer Bread Spread

Today we have a delicious spread for the summer season that is packed full of flavor!

Ingredients:
1 serving of seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
1 serving of strawberries
1 serving of avocado
1 serving of rye bread

Preparation:
Roast the seed mixture in a dry pan until you smell a nutty aroma and then remove from the heat to cool down. Remove the pit and pulp of the avocado and cut the pulp into small cubes. Puree the strawberries with the avocado and a third of the toasted seeds (add a little bit of water for easier blending). Place the spread on toasted rye bread and sprinkle with the remaining seeds. Eat a few of the seeds first, then enjoy the bread and spread!

Tip: Strawberries can be replaced by other fruits such as apples!

Stuffed Avocados

Today we are bringing you another delicious summer recipe!

Simple pit an avocado and then fill the center with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, pomegranate seeds and lemon zest. If you don’t have avocado in your plan, you can change the dish by using bell peppers or grilled zucchini instead. For more flavor you can even add a light dressing made with balsamic vinegar, a touch of oil, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper.

Avocado Salad Dressing

This salad dressing without oil is ideal for phase 2 and when you have avocado on your plan.

Ingredients:
20 g avocado
Apple cider vinegar
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Herbs (e. g. garlic, parsley, chives, dill …) 

Preparation: 
Puree the avocado with a little water, season with vinegar, salt and pepper, add some chopped parsley or other herbs. Add to your favorite salad and enjoy!

Notes:
If you have tomato or cucumber on your plan, you can add this to the dressing.
If you do not have vinegar on your plan, you might want to add fruit for some added flavor.

Spring Carpaccio

Today we have a delicious spring inspired dish: a fresh carpaccio of tomato, egg and avocado.

Ingredients (1 serving):
¼ teaspoon black sesame seeds
1 tomato
1 serving avocado
1 serving hard boiled eggs
Salad (arugula, spinach and stinging nettle)
fresh herbs
apple cider vinegar
oil
salt
pepper

Preparation:
Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan and set aside. Wash the tomato and peel the boiled eggs. Wash the salad of arugula, spinach and stinging nettle and cut into bite-sized pieces. Mix the dressing using 1 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp. fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Pit and peel the avocado and then cut into thin slices along with the eggs and tomato. Arrange the slices in a circle on a plate, alternating between avocado, tomato, and egg and season with herb salt and sesame seeds. Place the salad in the middle and serve immediately with the dressing.

Enjoy!

Ceviche

We all know Sushi but have you tried Ceviche? The Peruvian national dish has been becoming more popular lately. It is basically just a simple fish fillet served with fruit or vegetables. It’s just the way we at Metabolic Balance like to eat!

Unlike with Japanese sushi, with Ceviche the fish is not really eaten raw. Marinated in lemon and lime juice, the protein is broken down and denatured, which basically leads to a natural cooking effect. Together with crunchy fresh vegetables or fruit, the dish tastes wonderfully light – avocados, onions or peppers go particularly well.

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Fruity Avocado-Apple-Salad

Even as it gets colder and colder outside, this doesn’t mean we have only eat hot food all the time! Do you feel like having a fruity avocado apple salad today.

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You need:
½ apple
½ avocado
Spices: salt, pepper from the mill, 1 TBsp. apple cider vinegar, ½ TBsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. sesame seeds

Preparation:
Brown sesame seeds in a dry pan.
Wash, core  and chop the apple.
Halve the avocado, remove the stone and separate the pulp from the skin with a tablespoon. Dice the pulp.
Mix together apple cider vinegar, sea salt, pepper and olive oil to a dressing.
Combine the apple and avocado cubes with the dressing and sprinkle half of the sesame on top.

Enjoy with your protein!

30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition: Improved Libido – the Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach

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Basically, it is the hormones that control fertility and pleasurable sensation. So you could say: Hormones good – all is good! Nutrient deficiencies cause a loss of libido. Correct functioning of hormones in turn depend on healthy nutrition. Sex hormones, among others, depend on zinc. The same is valid for the nerve stimulating histamine, which can trigger feelings of pleasure in the brain resembling orgasm. Therefore, zinc should be available to the body in sufficient quantities for libido, potency and orgasm ability. However, some individual natural foods also stimulate the desire by boosting the production of sex hormones, think of olive oil and nuts. Protein, ginger and chili ensure good blood circulation in the blood vessels. For women, avocado and pomegranate are among the number 1 natural aphrodisiacs.

Magnesium

The mineral Magnesium is vital to many of our body’s functions. Deficiency in magnesium may lead to sleep disturbances, irritability, rapid heartbeat, confusion, muscle spasms and may even play a role in upsetting the gastrointestinal tract. Even more reason to make sure that you get good quality of magnesium rich foods.

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Image by Robert-Owen-Wahl from Pixabay

Ever wondered which foods are particularly high in magnesium? Check it out at Facty Health.

Asparagus Salad with Avocado and Parmesan

This wonderful salad from our celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters is amazingly fresh and absolutely delicious:

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Preparation time: 12 minutes

Ingredients for 2 persons:
2 tbsp. olive oil
green asparagus
1 shallot
1 small piece of Parmesan (depending on your taste natural, in ash or with herbs and blossoms)
1 untreated lemon
1 avocado
1 small green chill pepper
2 handfuls of wild herbs salad or salad mix, ready to eat

Preparation:
Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a small pan at medium heat. Rinse the asparagus under running cold water, remove the ends and peel the lower third. Then cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel the shallot and cut into very fine rings. Add the shallot rings to the pan and fry in hot oil for a few seconds while stirring, remove from the pan and set aside. Place the asparagus into the same pan and cook at medium heat for a few minutes until firm to bite. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper, remove from heat and set aside. Slice Parmesan thinly, rinse lemon under hot running water, dab dry with paper towel and wipe the yellow peel. Cut the clean lemon in halve, and juice the lemon and store in a lockable glass. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the seed and separate the pulp from the peel. Cut the avocado lengthwise into slices and sprinkle with a little lemon juice. Rinse chill pepper under cold running water, dab dry with paper towel, remove seeds and cut into very fine rings. Add the remaining olive oil, lemon zest and chili to the lemon juice in the glass. Season with sea salt and pepper and shake with closed lid to a dressing. Arrange salad avocado, asparagus, onion and Parmesan in a deep plate and baste with dressing.

Enjoy!