Weekly Wellness Recipe: Zucchini Salad with Lemon Herb Shrimp and Cucumber Mint Refresher

A young man offers a bite of shrimp to a young woman

Summer brings a vibrant array of delicious and refreshing ingredients to fill you up without overwhelming you.

In the heat of summer, eating light yet nutrient-rich meals can not only help you maintain your weight but also enhance your overall health and energy levels. These recipes not only align with the BioSource Nutra diet protocol but are also perfect for anyone looking to enjoy delicious, healthy meals without feeling weighed down.

Key Ingredients and Their Health Benefits

Zucchini: Zucchini is a low-calorie vegetable high in water and fiber. It promotes healthy digestion and weight management, and its high antioxidant content helps combat aging and inflammation.

Shrimp: Rich in protein and low in calories, shrimp is an excellent source of selenium and iodine, essential for thyroid function and a strong immune system.

Cucumber: Known for its hydrating properties, cucumber is perfect for maintaining hydration during summer. It also provides vitamin K, which is essential for bone health.

Mint: Mint not only adds a fresh flavor but also aids in digestion and can help relieve symptoms of IBS, such as bloating and abdominal pain.

Lime: High in vitamin C, lime helps boost the immune system and can enhance skin quality by rejuvenating and keeping it hydrated.

A bowl full of zucchini noodles and grilled shrimp

Spiralized zucchini is a light and refreshing complement to sweet and tangy lemon herb shrimp.

Summery Zucchini Salad with Lemon Herb Shrimp


  • 4 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 large zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pink sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Stevia (optional, for a touch of sweetness)


Prepare the Shrimp: Season the shrimp with a pinch of pink salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice. Grill or sauté over high heat until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Make the Salad: In a large bowl, combine spiralized zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs.

Mix the Dressing: Whisk together lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, a dash of stevia (if desired), salt, and pepper.

Combine: Toss the zucchini noodles and vegetables with the dressing. Top with grilled shrimp.

Serve: Enjoy immediately or chill in the refrigerator for an hour to enhance the flavors.

Cucumber Mint Refresher


  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 8 oz sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Stevia to taste


Blend Cucumber and Lime: In a blender, combine half of the cucumber slices, lime juice, mint, and a few ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

Strain: Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large glass. Press to extract as much liquid as possible.

Sweeten: Add stevia to taste and stir well.

Finish with Sparkle: Add sparkling water and stir gently to combine.

Serve: Add ice cubes and the remaining cucumber slices to the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Cucumbers, mint, lime, and sparkling water are arranged on a white table

 Cucumbers, lime, and mint combine to make a cool, refreshing drink that'll keep you hydrated this summer.

Tips for Incorporating These Dishes into Your Summer Routine

Integrating these refreshing dishes into your summer routine is easy. They can serve as a perfect lunch or dinner that doesn't weigh you down, keeping you energized and hydrated in the heat. Prepare the Zucchini Noodle Salad in advance and enjoy it chilled for an even more refreshing experience. The Cucumber Mint Refresher is perfect as a mid-afternoon hydrating treat.

These recipes are not only a feast for the taste buds but also a boost to your health. Give them a try and see how simple and satisfying eating healthily can be. Don't forget to share your creations in our Facebook group and inspire others with your refreshing summer meals. Let's make this summer both delicious and nutritious!

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