Good morning everyone!
I hope you guys had a good day yesterday. Mine was pretty good and productive, and I noticed that totally helped make this week go by. By keeping up with work, yoga, and my job, I can’t believe – wait, yes I can, that it’s Thursday. It was actually so hard for me to wake up, I think I’m actually pushing my body to limits once more, but I’m determined to get done what’s needed. You know, just do it. Technically today is like my Friday 😉
Here’s what I’ve been loving lately. I try to make it a few times a week. When I don’t, I miss it. It’s delicious. Makes you feel good. It is a light way to fill you up. It’s almost a how-to on a recipe, soooo, I hope you enjoy!
A Bad Ass Salad
A Bad-Ass Salad must contain:
- Good hearty greens/vegetables
- Good fats
My salad I’ve been hooked on lately has been a “Detox” Bad-Ass Salad. Similar to this one, but I added some oomph, nutrition facts, and options for a better, healthier, more filling, bad-ass salad.
“Detox” Bad-Ass Salad
- Kale – an anti-inflammatory food, full of antioxidants, vitamin A and C, more calcium than milk, and full of fiber and sulfur which is great for detox.
- Sprouts – phytoestrogens and isoflavanoids which are known to be anticancer properties. Depending on the sprout, may have different vitamin and protein content
- Quinoa – a complete protien, full of fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, and is gluten-free. If you buy this fair trade and organic, you are not only helping yourselves, but other small communities.
- Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds with an Organic Ayurveda Chili Blend – healthy fats, fiber, essential amino acids, protein, and magnesium. The spices are great for taste, digestion, and mineral content.
- Avocado – highest amount of protein in any fruit! Also is part of the healthy(unsaturated) fat family and is full of fiber. Love.
- Cilantro – rich in antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. A good detoxify-er for it stimulates digestion.
- Olive oil, apple-cider vinegar, and lemon – Healthy fats, detoxifying properties, clearer skin, and help with digestion.
- Himalayan sea salt – an unprocessed raw salt to taste.
So there you have it. The power-house of all salads. Now you can make it using different greens such as chard, different sprouts, carrots, seasonal raw veggies, beans, and hummus. You can also give your dressing a sweet kick with some raw honey. You can add superfoods such as goji-berries or cacao nibs to chia seeds or hemp seeds. Seriously, salads are easy and endless. And to make a filling and tasty is not hard at all. I absolutely love good salads with the warmer weather, and between my oatmeal and salads, I love to show how it can be done right! Maybe one day I’ll have a more indulgent salad for all you deserving foodies 😉
Enjoy your day beauties!