Most people’s idea of salad is a drab boring affair of iceberg lettuce and out of season tomatoes. I’m here to change that perception, because a really good salad is far from boring. A proper salad should be bursting with life, flavor and should cause YOU to burst with energy.
Eating more salad is a great way to detoxify and alkalize. Raw fruits, vegetables and fats in a well balanced salad will give your body valuable enzymes that make digestion easy, fuelling you with more energy instead of depleting it. Isn’t that what food is supposed to do?!
A well balanced salad should have a variety of colors, textures and flavors. By combining seasonal fruits, nuts and seeds you’ve suddenly created a beautiful meal instead of just an uninspired “necessity” on the plate.
Here’s a recipe for a delicious salad that’s sure to increase your energy, ease your digestion and supercharge your entire day!
Superfood Salad with Tahini Dressing
- 2 cups spinach
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 apple, petite diced
- 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup fresh berries of choice
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- drizzle of Tahini Dressing
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup tahini
- ½ cup cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- juice of 1 lemon
- ¼ – ½ cup water
For the dressing: Whisk or blend all ingredients together. Add more water until desired consistency is reached.
For the salad: In large serving bowl, add the spinach, half of lemon juice, a drizzle of Tahini Dressing and a little sea salt. Massage until the spinach starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Top with apples, pumpkin seeds, berries, onions & parsley.
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To your wellness,