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Super Food Salad

By on May 20, 2014

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Super Food Salad

Today I’m excited to share with you an amazing super food salad that I enjoy at lunch as a change of pace to eating healthy along with juicing daily.

This is a bowl of deliciousness that will make you feel bursting at the seamswith energy because of its amazing super food ingredients. I want to clear up any misconstrued ideas about super foods as supplements or side meals. Here is a yummy salad, a real meal, using super foods that I know you will enjoy as much as I do. Super foods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don’t.

This recipe begins with organic romaine lettuce that is loaded with phytonutrients as compared to the less nutritionally dense iceberg lettuce. One organic apple cut up will add some carbs needed for my work out later on today. I added Spirulina, which is now considered a Miracle High-Protein Super Food. It is a unique freshwater plant and one of the most nutritious and concentrated food sources on the planet. Spirulina consistently boasts an amazingly high protein level and is biologically complete, containing all of the essential amino acids necessary for human health. Spirulina also contains a potent array of other beneficial nutrients. I also put in about 7 sliced almonds that help burn fat and give you a thermogenic effect resulting in an increased metabolism. Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, and are known to lower LDL or bad cholesterol.

Next, I added nutritional yeast; I love its taste because it takes care of my craving for cheese without eating dairy. Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of B-vitamins, particularly B12, which is a vitamin that is missing in many vegan and vegetarian diets. I also added the super food maca powder, who knew…it has a creamy like taste when you mix it in your salad; it‘s an amazing energy booster, a rich supply of nutrients, cholesterol-controlling sterols, and antioxidant compounds. Maca root is known for its stamina, energy, and libido enhancing properties. Finally, I put in the nutty crunch of chia seeds, the highest plant source of omega 3s, a complete protein, and high in fiber. As an optional seasoning I mix in a little bit of cayenne pepper as well because I like to speed up my thermogenic process by adding capsein the active ingredient in cayenne pepper.

I make my own dressing using 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, and the squeezed juice of a ½ of lime.

This is an excellent salad for vegetarians with more protein than red meat. For meat eaters this is a change of pace and thinking outside the box that gives your digestive system a break.

This is what I call live, living food; you’re going to have a live body that will thank you, full of energy and feeling great from this award winning combination of nutrients.

Below is the Super Food Salad Recipe for you. If you enjoyed and learned from this video please give it a big old thumbs up. Please share the wealth of health with your friends, tell them about Juicing Diet.org and subscribe to join our passionate movement.

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Super Food Salad

1 head of Romaine Lettuce

1 Apple

2 Tsp. of Maca

2 Tbl. of Nutritional Yeast

1 Tsp. of Spirulina

7 almonds sliced

1 Tbl. Chia Seeds

Optional: Cayenne pepper to taste

Dressing:

2 Tbl. of extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbl. of balsamic vinegar

½ lime – squeeze juice

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

3 Comments

  1. Odette Virissimo

    May 21, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Doreen, How much chia seeds do you add to the salad? It’s not in the salad recipe. Sounds like a tasty salad and I love salads! Great website!
    Thanks

    • admin

      May 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Yes, thanks for noticing. You add at least 1 tbl. or more of chia seeds.

  2. admin

    May 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Great video Doreen!

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