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Maya Beach Chopped Salad

By: Cat Ebeling 
Co-author of the best-sellers:  The Fat Burning KitchenThe Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix

A couple of years ago, I visited Belize, and my favorite place there was a place called Maya Beach Resort. It had a fantastic restaurant right on the beach. This salad was so good, I must have ordered it five or six times while I was there. This salad is ‘da bomb!

The veggies and black beans are all chock full of antioxidants and super nutrients that fight disease, as well as adding tons of low glycemic fiber to make you feel satisfied, while maintaining low blood sugar that not only prevents or fight diabetes, but also helps you lose weight. This is the perfect salad for a light meal. For extra protein, just throw in a little chopped chicken or shrimp for the perfect healthy low-glycemic meal. You will be full of fat-burning energy after you eat this tasty salad!

Here is my rendition of the Maya Beach Chopped Salad.

Ingredients

2 Roma tomatoes, chopped in small pieces
½ Red bell pepper, sliced thinly
2 Tomatillos, chopped
1 English cucumber cut in slivers
2-3 stalks of celery, sliced thinly
½ to 1 sweet vidalia or maui onion, chopped
1 medium sized jicama, chopped in small pieces
1 cup snow peas, sliced diagonally in thin slices
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
Big handful of parsley or cilantro, chopped
Juice of one lemon or lime
1-2 Tbsp of Extra virgin olive oil
Touch of honey
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup cooked chicken or small shrimp
Sprinkle of hot pepper flakes, to taste

Directions

Chop or slice up all veggies
Sliver Jicama

Mix equal parts lemon juice and olive oil, add a touch of honey to taste, stir into salad. May be made ahead and chilled or served immediately.

You should also know that this recipe is an almost perfect low-glycemic snack for Diabetics, due to it’s blend of fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, and a reasonably low amount of sugars and carbs that impact blood sugar.  Speaking of Diabetes, make sure to read this page next:

1 Simple trick to REVERSE your Diabetes (hint: it’s NOT cinnamon or any supplement)

 

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Mike Geary has been a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for over 15 years now. He has been studying nutrition and exercise for almost 25 years, ever since being a young teenager. Mike is originally from Pennsylvania, but has fallen in love with mountain life and now resides in the picturesque mountains of Utah. Mike is an avid adventurist and when he’s not spending his time skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or paddleboarding on the lake, he has enjoyed skydiving, whitewater rafting, piloting an Italian fighter plane (seriously), scuba diving, heli-skiing, and traveling all around the world, enjoying learning about different cultures. At the age of 40, Mike now feels healthier, stronger, and more energetic than when he was 20... All because of a healthy lifestyle and great nutrition!

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