Salmon is an inflammation reducing, Luteal phase loving, omega-3 fatty acid food that will make your hormones sing with joy. Without healthy fat, healthy hormones can not be produced. This quick dinner salmon recipe is especially nourishing in your luteal phase when your body is craving more fats to produce more progesterone and keep the dragon at bay. 👹
What is it good for?
Salmon is a fish beneficial for …
- Improving progesterone production which can soothe PMS.
- Mood boosting thanks to a big dose of amino acids - some that are precursors to mood-regulating neurotransmitters.
- Brain health from Omega-3 fatty acids
- Immune boosting from one of the few natural sources of Vitamin D, multiple B Vitamins and minerals
Walnuts are a nut beneficial for …
- Reducing inflammation in the body - the polyphenols in walnuts can help fight this oxidative stress and inflammation
- Promoting good gut health from the beneficial bacteria content
- Increased brain health from Omega-3 and Vitamin E content
All ingredients have many other properties that make them an amazing food to consume.
Recipe serves 1 (Can be multiplied for more)
- 1 Salmon steak
- 2-3 T SCB FOL™ or LUT™ Blend
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 T Olive oil or ghee
- 1/4 C Walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1/4 t of smoked paprika
- Your choice of greens
Directions (super simplified):
- Over a medium heat (without letting the oil smoke), cook walnuts and garlic in a pan until lightly toasted and fragrant. Put aside in a small ramekin.
- Mix 1 T of oil and the paprika in a ramekin and rub the salmon steak.
- Rub the oil mixture onto the salmon steak, then coat in SCB FOL™ or LUT™ Blend to your desired coverage.
- Fry coated salmon steak on each side until golden.
- Remove from pan and spoon walnuts and garlic mixture on top of salmon.
- Serve with your favourite greens.
*Naturopath Tip: Great to serve with cruciferous veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage or collards) which are rich in health boosting nutrients and fiber. Along with a complex carbohydrate (like brown rice, root vegetables or grain) for a hormone loving, balanced meal.