Nutritional facts / serving

  • Kcal 519
  • Pro 69
  • Carbs 32
  • Fat 12

How to make this recipe

Ingredients

Serves 2

Burgers

500g turkey mince
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 tsp. parsley leaves
½ carrot grated
½ beetroot cooked and grated

Salad

2 carrots grated
2 beetroot grated
10 grapefruit segments
2 handfuls watercress
25g sultanas
25g almonds
Juice and zest of ½ lemon

High protein and low carbohydrates is the ideal combination for fat burning which is critical in a weight-making sport like boxing.

Turkey is very good source of lean protein and is ideal for these burgers. The carrot, beetroot and grapefruit salad is rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants which boost the immune system.

Benefits: Burn fat (as part of training regime)

Directions

In a large bowl place all of the burger mix and combine well.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper and mix.

Now divide the mix into 4 and roll into balls.  Flatten out the balls into burgers.  Place the burgers onto a tray, cover and place into the fridge for at least an hour to rest and firm up.

Once the burgers have rested remove from the fridge and drizzle the oil over each of the burgers and season with salt and pepper.  Now heat a large sauté pan over a medium high heat and when hot place the burgers into the pan.  Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place the burgers into a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5-8 minutes.

Meanwhile in another large bowl add the salad ingredients and toss well. Serve the burgers alongside the salad.

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