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March 21, 2015

Protein Boosting Bison Burger

I love this recipe because it’s very straight forward, no fuss, no frills and it’s incredibly satisfying. It’s paleo, which equates to grain free and sugar free and is high in protein and fat.

Just a note on protein..

Protein is important for numerous processes in the body. Protein breaks down into amino acids which are involved in making blood, skin, hair, nails, muscle, neurotransmitters, and enzymes just to name a few. Beyond that amino acids are essential for repairing the body. Protein is incredibly overlooked in our society with many people thinking that they get enough from nuts and seeds and a little meat. A common thought amongst the population is “I don’t have to worry about protein because I don’t body build.” WRONG. Without adequate protein your body will have inadequate enzymes for digestion, poor neurotransmitters for feeling happy, or even the full capability for keeping your hair lush and strong.

Having said that, my recommendation for protein intake is very general, for women I say at least 60g/ day and for men the bare minimum is 80g/day. Of course this number can change if you are working out, have low immunity, have any impaired organ or tissue function or neurological imbalance.

The Portabella Bison Burger


Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 portabella mushroom
  • 1 bison burger (grass fed)
  • A few leaves of green cabbage
  • Sauteed red onion
  • ½ avocado
  • Tomato slice
  • Condiments of your choice- if you like mustard or aioli, hot sauce etc.


  1. Bake the mushroom at 350 degrees for about 15- 20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Cook the bison burger in a frying pan (Do not overcook. Bison has a sweet spot and a point of no return, if overcooked it will be tough)
  3. Now for the delicious layering- place your ingredients (any way you want them) on your portabella  mushroom and there you have it, an open faced bison burger.
  4. Feel your blood and body gain strength as it’s provided the nutrients from this wonderful food.
  5. Enjoy!

*note- in the image above I used bison pepperoni as a substitute because I didn’t have a bison patty.

This recipe iMadison Isenors from our Holistic Nutritionist, Madison Isenor.

She is currently taking new clients for 1-to-1 consultations where she will look at and discuss your current nutritional intake and form a plan to let you eat healthier while fitting your current lifestyle.

Eating clean and healthy should not be stressful and Madison can can help alleviate the pressure of starting your healthy future while showing you how to make it easy and fun.

Madison achieved her diploma with honors in holistic nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta. She also went on to complete her 200HR yoga teacher training in Brazil in 2013.