March 21, 2010

FOR THE LOVE OF SALADS

I've had a few people recently ask me what I typically eat on a given day. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite staples.

Although my diet varies seasonally, there is one thing I'm very consistent with... GREENS! No matter what I'm eating on any given day, I always make sure to start my day off with a green juice followed by a green smoothie, and I always try to sneak in a green salad at some point in my day.

Here's my fave green juice recipe (Juice of Radiance), and my fave green smoothie (Berrylicious Smoothie). As far as salads go...

Oh those poor salads, they're so misunderstood! When people think of salads, they typically think of wilted lettuce and a few slices of onion and tomato, drenched with generic dressing... yuck!

But when you can master the art of salads and dressings, a whole new world opens up! Don't be afraid to get creative. Load up on your favorite veggies and make a hardy meal of it.

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d a little help balancing flavors when creating dressings? See... Secret to Fabulous Raw Sauces.

Here's a tasty salad with a creamy oil-free dressing I absolutely love!
Goji Salad & Avo Citrus Dressing
4 cups mixed greens
1/2 cup goji berries (soaked 10 min)
1/4 small onion, thinly sliced
Small handful pecans, coarse chopped

DRESSING
1/2 avocado
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 Tbsp minced onion
1/4 tsp sea salt
Pinch cayenne

Soak goji berries in 1/2 cup filtered water to soften, discard water. Arrange mixed greens along with onion slices on two large plates. Blend dressing ingredients and pour over mixed greens. Garnish with pecans and goji berries... enjoy! (Serves 2)

12 comments:

  1. Looks Oh Soo Lovely :)

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  2. Oooh that looks yummy! I agree- salads are often misunderstood. They're seriously my favorite thing to eat.
    I have been wanting to start making green juices to drink in the mornings. I'll have to check out the links you provided! Great post :)

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  3. Thanks... tastes ever better ;-)

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  4. Thx Ashley! Let me know what you think of the green juice when you get a chance to try it ;-)

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  5. That's gorgeous. I love the goji berries on top.

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  6. They really complete the salad... adding a touch of sweetness!

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  7. I LOVE salads....your only limited by your imagination when you make one! I can't wait to try your dressing......

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  8. Goji in salad is my new favorite ingredient. The dressing sounds good and I will have to try making it.

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  9. We're only limited by our imagination... I love that, so true ;-)

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  10. Let me know what you think of the dressing beauty!

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  11. I can't wait to try your dressing recipe, greens are my favorite!

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