Magnesium is one of those minerals that people are generally aware of but don’t really know what it is or what it can do for your body. Magnesium is a nutrient that the body requires in order to stay healthy. It plays a critical role in regulating muscle and nerve functions, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and making protein, bone, and DNA.
Oftentimes, people don’t get enough magnesium in their diets. While it takes a while to start noticing the effects of a magnesium deficiency, symptoms can include loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, muscle cramps, and an abnormal heartbeat. Since magnesium is critical for over 300 enzyme processes in the human body, it’s important to get a good dose of the mineral every day. Below are a few healthy recipes rich in magnesium for you to try!
Salmon Salad Bowl
This power veggie bowl features fresh salmon and a raspberry balsamic glaze. It’s rich in flavor and antioxidants, and organic too!
- 4-oz organic grilled or baked salmon
- 3-4 cup organic seasonal greens
- 1/2 cup organic slices zucchini and squash
- 1/2 cup organic raspberries
- 1 tbsp organic balsamic glaze
- 2 tbsp cinnamon avocado or olive oil
- dash of organic sea salt
- dash of organic pepper
- 2 organic thyme sprigs
- organic parmesan crumbles
- organic lemon juice
Luckily, salads are super easy to throw together. After slicing the veggies, sautee in a skillet with oil, salt, and pepper. Once the vegetables and salmon are cooked, begin to build your bowl. Greens first, then veggies, then salmon. Top off with the balsamic glaze, thyme, and the remaining oil. After tossing, throw in some raspberries with a touch of lemon juice and parmesan.
Cinnamon Spice Plantain Bites
These heavy-packed protein bites are full of spices, are grain-free, and require no baking!
- 1 cup coconut or almond flour
- 1/2 cup plantain flour or ground plantain chips
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup nut butter of choice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves (ground)
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground anise
- 1/2 tsp butter or vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tbsp molasses
Begin by grinding up the plantain chips. Then, after mixing up the dry ingredients, add in nut butter extract, molasses, and honey. After mixing, roll into bite-sized balls. Freeze right away and use coconut or almond flour to roll the bites in after they’re frozen. To maintain freshness, store in fridge or freezer.