Strawberry and Arugula Salad

This tasty combination of arugula and strawberries is perfect for the summer!

Ingredients:
1 serving of monkfish (or a protein according to your plan)
1 serving of arugula
1 Tbsp. of chopped onion
1 serving of strawberries
1 Tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
Oil
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash the arugula and pat dry. Wash the strawberries and cut them into slices. Peel the onion and then cut into fine strips. Mix the balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper and a little oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper and then cook in a pan with a little oil in a pan for about 2 minutes per side. Spread the arugula on a plate, add the strawberry slices and onion and sprinkle with the vinegar dressing. Place the fish next to it or on it and enjoy!

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

With summer now in full swing, it is ice cream season! This recipe is a healthy and delicious ice cream option.

Ingredients:
1 serving of fresh or frozen pineapple
1 tablespoon of coconut milk
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Pinch of ground cloves (optional)

Preparation:
Cut the pineapple into small chunks and then add to a small blender along with the coconut milk and a small pinch of cinnamon and cloves. Blend everything together until you achieve a smooth consistency. Put the finished mixture into a container or mold and freeze to enjoy later or serve immediately.

Avocado Kiwi Spread

This creamy and delicious spread is perfect for the summer! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ingredients:
1 serving of a mixture of seeds (ex: pumpkin or sunflower seeds)
1 serving of kiwis
1 serving of avocado
1 serving of toasted rye bread

Preparation:
Toast the grain mixture in a dry pan and then let it cool down. Remove the peel of the avocado and the kiwi. Puree kiwi with avocado and a third of the seed mixture. Place the spread on the bread and sprinkle the remaining seeds over it. Eat a few seeds first and then enjoy the bread!

Arugula Salad with Mango Dressing

This delicious salad is a perfect side dish and packed full of bold flavors!

Ingredients:

1 serving of vegetables (olives and arugula)
1 Tbsp. of chopped shallots
1 serving of mango
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Pureé the olives with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Peel the mango, remove the flesh from the core and cut into small cubes. Purée some of the cubes with the dressing, set aside the rest. Add the shallots to the dressing. Wash, clean and dry arugula. Mix with the mango cubes and the dressing. Pair the salad with any protein according to your plan – a fish fillet or tofu are two delicious options.

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Strawberry Smoothie

Smoothies are one of the easiest way to enjoy the fruits of summer. Give this delicious strawberry and coconut smoothie a try!

Ingredients:
200 g frozen strawberries
1/2 cup (100 ml) coconut milk
1/4 cup (50 ml) coconut water
Vanilla

Preparation:
Put the frozen strawberries with the vanilla and coconut milk in a blender and puree. Fill the mixture into a glass, pour in coconut water, garnish with strawberry set aside. Enjoy!

Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a creamy and light sauce that is a perfect dip for crisp, crunchy vegetables or delicious pita. Give this recipe a try!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of Greek yogurt
1 grated cucumber (about 1 cup)
1/2 garlic clove
Lemon juice
2 tablespoons of fresh mint and dill
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Place the grated cucumber in a dish cloth and squeeze out all of the excess water. Then place in a bowl and add in the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and place in the fridge. Allow the flavors to mix for a few hours and then enjoy!




Grilled Steak with Cabbage Slaw

What do we at Metabolic Balance like to grill? One thing is for sure: Lots of fresh, natural ingredients – especially deliciously prepared and combined. Today we have an easy grilling recipe that fits that description!

Ingredients:

1 serving of beef steak

1 serving of vegetables (cabbage and bell peppers)

Salt, pepper, nutmeg

Vinegar

Fresh chives

Preparation:

Clean cabbage and cut into thin strips. Mix a pinch of salt with the cabbage and let stand for about 15 minutes. Halve the bell peppers, clean, wash and cut into strips. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Cook on the grill for 6-8 minutes while turning. Wrap the steak in aluminum foil and let rest for about 10 minutes. Wash chives, shake dry and cut into small rolls. Mix bell peppers, chives, vinegar and cabbage, season with salt and pepper. Plate the steak and cabbage salad and enjoy!

Summer Caprese Salad

Summer is the best season for juicy and flavorful tomatoes. One of easiest yet delicious dishes using tomatoes is a simple caprese salad, perfect for a summer lunch or dinner!

Ingredients:
2 large tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella
Fresh basil leaves
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 inch thick slices. Then on a plate layer in alternating fashion the mozzarella and tomato slices. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar. Then decorate the top with the fresh basil leaves and enjoy!

Tips: To make it more of a salad you can layer the mozzarella and tomatoes on a bed of fresh arugula or spinach. You can also drizzle olive oil over the salad or add olives for additional flavor.

Peach Mango Smoothie

This smoothie packed full of delicious fruits and perfect for a hot summer day!


Ingredients:
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cube-sized piece of ginger
1 cup frozen peaches
1 tsp turmeric
Water
Ice cubes

Preparation:
Put all ingredients except the ice cubes into a blender and blend. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Tips: For extra nutrition feel free to add greens such as kale or spinach.

Grilled Eggplant

Today we have a delicious summer recipe for you: grilled eggplant. This dish is super simple to prepare and perfect for sharing with friends.

Cut the eggplants in half, score the flesh, and then cook on the grill or in the oven until the eggplant is nice and soft. While the eggplant is cooking, take yogurt (according to your plan) and season with salt and pepper and any other spices (cumin, red pepper flakes etc.). Remove the eggplant from the grill and serve with the yogurt and fresh herbs (mint, parsley etc.). This recipe also works great with other vegetables such as zucchini and bell peppers.

Tip: Sprinkle the eggplant with salt and allow to sit on a paper towel for 10-15 minutes. This removes some of the water and allows for faster cooking.

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