Recipes • August 18, 2009, at 9:11 pm
The perfect 3 block paleo-zone breakfast
2.5 oz. Nova-lox style smoked salmon, and 1 banana.
What makes this so perfect? Well, it’s quick to prepare and easy to digest, making it a perfect pre-workout meal. And the salmon is filled with heart-healthy anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids. It supplies plenty of fuel for your WOD, helps activate fat burning pathways, and stimulates the creation of positive eicosanoids.
In comparison, two eggs have less protein, more saturated fat, far less or no Omega-3, and too much of the pro-inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acid known as arachidonic acid; this is a so-called “essential” fatty acid — but our bodies can produce plenty of it themselves. For humans, Omega-3 is the true “essential” fatty acid we cannot synthesize ourselves.
Pick your lox with care
Lox can be expensive and not all smoked salmon is created equal. You can sometimes find a much better deal on lox at a store like Sam’s Club or CostCo, but look at the package first. You want a lox with a minimum of 7 grams of protein per ounce, and no more than 1 gram of carbs per ounce. The best lox has less than one gram of carbs per serving, i.e. it has 0g carbs.
Some people say smoked salmon is too expensive. But I buy “smoked salmon trim,” which is much cheaper than the premium lox, like, 4x cheaper. I get my lox trim for $7.99 per pound at a health-food store. That’s $1.25 per breakfast, and my one pound package lasts 6 days. That’s not too bad!
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