Grapefruit Goooooodness

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mobility:
20 Forward leg swings, each side
20 Lateral leg swings, each side
Hip mobility on box, 1 minute each

Warm-up:
Row 200 meters, no straps
10 Wall squats
15 Ring rows
20 Hollow Rocks
Row 300 meters, as fast as possible
10 Ghd Sit ups
5 Strict Pull-ups
1 Rope climb
Samson stretch, 30 seconds 

Workout:
Three rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
20 GHD sit-ups
15 foot Rope climb, 2 ascents

Cool Down:
Amrap 5 minutes:
20 Double unders, 20 seconds rest

Stretch:
Quad on wall
Cat on box
Cobra

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Lately we’ve been receiving grapefruits in our market orders and they have been piling up in my fridge. They are a special kind of fruit, only for the brave of heart. Most people are turned off by their tartness, but I find that if you have a really good grapefruit, they can be ridiculously sweet. Over Superbowl weekend I squeezed two of them and made whiskey sours. No simple syrup needed, that’s how sweet they were. Aside from mixed drinks, grapefruit has a lot to offer nutritionally and it can add some amazing flavor to your paleo dishes (like the one below from JansSushiBar.com). 
 
Grapefruit contains A LOT of goodness, check it out:
  • Has a high concentration of lycopene, which is the pigment that gives the grapefruit its pink color. Consumption of lycopene increases the body’s concentration of antioxidants, which fight free radicals that can cause cell damage and promote heart disease and some forms of cancer.
  • Promotes the proper functioning of the digestive system.
  • The antioxidants found in grapefruit are effective in reducing cholesterol levels.
  • Increases the activity of enzymes in your liver that help break down toxin and secret them from your body.
  • Being an excellent source of vitamin C, grapefruit is used in combating cold symptoms and inflammatory problems manifested in arthritis and asthma.
 
Salmon with Grapefruit Dish
 
 
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces salmon steaks (four 4-ounce steaks), preferably wild-caught
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 large grapefruit, juiced
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon pink peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Heat the grapefruit juice in a medium saucepan over high heat until boiling. Reduce the heat slightly and add the salt, honey and peppercorns. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mixture has reduced by half and
  2. becomes slightly syrupy. Stir in the butter until melted; remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Sprinkle the salmon steaks with the salt and pepper. Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat until almost smoking. Add the ghee and when it has melted and coated the bottom of the pan, place the salmon in the skillet
  4. in a single layer, skin side up. Sear for 2 to 3 minutes, then carefully flip. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking, basting the fish with the grapefruit glaze, until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a
  5. fork, another 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Garnish the salmon with a few more pink peppercorns and serve immediately.

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