Shrimp salad with black rice will help you load up on antioxidants! With beets, black rice, and a lemon-lime vinaigrette, this powerhouse gluten free salad recipe is great for “Spring Cleaning” your diet! It’s colorful, flavorful, and protein packed!
With our weather finally feeling like Spring, our cravings for cold salads reemerge. I love salads. The Kiwi loves salads. But we do not like BORING salads. In fact, the only way I will make a salad for us if it’s nutrient dense, has a balance of good carbs, fat, and protein, and is damn tasty!
Which is why I have this gluten free shrimp salad recipe for you today.
This shrimp salad serves a purpose. It’s great for athletes in training because it is PACKED full of antioxidants and is naturally gluten free, which can help reduce inflammation and speed up recovery.Print
Okay, now let’s talk about the antioxidants in this shrimp salad recipe!
- Beets – A source of phytonutrients called betalains. Has been shown to provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support. Plus support more nitrate flow to body, which can help muscular endurance!
- Black Rice – if properly prepared (soaked), can be low in phytic acid, which means minerals are more bioavailable. And Black rice is full of anythocyanin, an antioxidant and flavonoid that has tons of health perks and can fight disease!
- Berries – Anthocyanin-rich and can help with cognitive memory. Can also help fight oxidative stress (great for athletes).
- Shellfish/Seafood – Ahh yes, seafood! I adore thee. Why? It’s lean Protein and full of vitamins and minerals such as selenium, vitamin B12, niacin, zinc, and iron.
And a lemon-lime vinaigrette, this powerhouse salad is great for “Spring Cleaning” your diet! It’s colorful, flavorful, and protein packed!
How’s that for nutrition overload?
Either way, you’re gonna get more bang for your buck with this shrimp salad! So let’s eat up already, shall we?
Ever tried black rice? It’s delicious in this recipe, and in this Greek black rice caprese salad, too.