Chopped Detox Salad Recipe

Chopped Detox Salad

Keeping to the theme of New Year’s detoxing, this raw Chopped Detox Salad is a great way to get your bod in tip top shape quickly! Raw veggies are packed with nutrition but they are also full of enzymes and LOADED with fiber which plays a vital role in weight loss!

Fiber is only found in foods from plants, such as greens, nuts, vegetables, and fruits. It passes through the body with very little change in the digestive system. That means that fiber provides few or no calories, in addition to having many health benefits.

Fiber provides many benefits. While maintaining the health of the digestive tract, it also lowers the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes. It helps control the appetite, so it’s easier to keep weight in check. Because it is found only in plant foods, vegetarians tend to have very high fiber intakes, which may be one of the reasons vegetarians are generally healthier and slimmer than meat–eaters. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

A high-fiber diet has many benefits, which include:

  • Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may also help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool.
  • Helps maintain bowel health. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Studies also have shown that fiber may have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, fiber — particularly soluble fiber — can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes insoluble fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight. High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. Also, a high-fiber diet tends to make a meal feel larger and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less “energy dense,” which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

Chopped Detox Salad

For the chopped salad you’ll need:

  1. a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  2. veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  3. nuts & seeds of choice – I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  4. dried fruit – I used cranberries
  5. vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)

Simply layer all your ingredients together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.

Liquid Gold Dressing (adapted from The Raw Food Detox Diet):

  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!

Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

I always use my VitaMix which is an amazing, state of the art, professional grade high speed blender. They are the ONLY blender that will get you the creamy consistency that you desire, especially when using nuts.  I love, love, LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily! If you’re not ready to drop that kind of cash, I also like Hamilton Beach which makes some great budget friendly blenders that you can get at your local Walmart or Target.

You can purchase your  Tamari and NuNaturals liquid stevia through iherb.com! They always have discounted prices and fast, shipping – they ship to over 180 countries, including APO addresses! Feel free to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 OFF your first order or $10 off your first order of $40 or more!

Chopped Detox Salad

You can see all of my salad recipes here and browse through all of my winter squash recipes here! Enjoy!!

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Chopped Detox Salad Recipe
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • For the chopped salad you’ll need:
  • a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  • veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  • nuts & seeds of choice - I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  • dried fruit - I used cranberries
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)
  • For the Liquid Gold Dressing you'll need:
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!
Instructions
  1. Simply layer all your greens, chopped veggies, nuts, and dried fruit together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.
  2. For the Liquid Goal salad dressing simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

Autumn is fast approaching and that means squash season!! Yay!! As you can see from yesterday’s post, I love winter squashes! They are so satisfying and hearty yet loaded with nutrition and health benefits. They are an easy way to get your carb-fix without it affecting your waistline, always a good thing!

The pomegranate seeds in this dish are bursting with anti-oxidants which help fight free radicals in the body. Anti-oxidants help us to stay youthful, fresh faced, healthy, limber, and lean! Yes please!!

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

This recipe is absolutely gorgeous and looks gourmet but was actually super simple to make. I just went to Trader Joe’s, picked up a bag of arugula, a bag of diced butternut squash, and a box of de-seeded pomegranate seeds and used a dressing I already had on hand. Super simple but really gorgeous! This would be a great starter for guests or an entree with some grilled salmon on top!

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

You’ll need:

  • 4 cups of fresh baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 4 cups of diced butternut squash (about 1 whole squash, peeled and diced)
  • Lemon Vinaigrette dressing
  • olive oil
  • fresh cracked pepper

Toss diced butternut squash with a little olive oil. Place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and bake until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins.

Layer arugula, squash, and pomegranate seeds on a plate and drizzle with vinaigrette and a generous amount of cracked pepper.

Serve as an appetizer or as an entree by adding protein like grilled salmon or red snapper.

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

Have it with a little glass of vino (2012 California Coast Pinot Noir is my personal favorite right now) and maybe a few squares of 70% dark chocolate for dessert 😉

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

You can see all of my salad recipes here and browse through winter squash recipes here! Enjoy!!

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Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • You'll need:
  • 4 cups of fresh baby arugula
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 4 cups of diced butternut squash (about 1 whole squash, peeled and diced)
  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • olive oil
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • Toss diced butternut squash with a little olive oil. Place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and bake until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins.
  • Layer arugula, squash, and pomegranate seeds on a plate and drizzle with vinaigrette and a generous amount of cracked pepper.
  • Serve as an appetizer or an entree by adding protein like grilled salmon or red snapper.
Instructions
  1. Toss diced butternut squash with a little olive oil. Place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and bake until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins.
  2. Layer arugula, squash, and pomegranate seeds on a plate and drizzle with vinaigrette and a generous amount of cracked pepper.
  3. Serve as an appetizer or an entree by adding protein like grilled salmon or red snapper.

 

What I Ate Wednesday

As usual I started the morning with my new obsession: Vanilla Chameleon Cold Brew coffee. I added stevia and took my 80 billion probiotic (use code WAG472 to get $5-10 off first purchase).  I’ve also started a modified candida protocol to get my body back in line after vacation. I’ve also been taking oregano oil and a product called Candida Support as well. If you’d like me to talk more about these products and why I use them, please leave me a comment!

ripe mango

I went for a sweaty morning walk with the pups and then I had a really yummy sweet Mango mid morning. I got these at Costco and they have all been amazing and perfectly ripe!!

scrambled eggs with arugula, red onion, grape tomatoes and garlic

I had a big brunch of 3 scrambled eggs with arugula, red onion, grape tomatoes and garlic. I served it with sliced avocado, a slice of toasted Ezekiel English muffin, doused it in Cholula hot sauce, and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. A really yummy and hearty late breakfast/lunch!

zucchini and hummus

Then I snacked on zucchini and hummus.

The Metabolism Master juice recipe

As well as 16oz of the Metabolism Master.

Easy Vegetable Soup

I didn’t eat a lot during the day since it’s been SO HOT (103 degrees) here in Austin so I was starving come dinner time!! For dinner I had a 2 GIANT bowls of this vegetable soup at room temperature with an entire large avocado sliced in!

After dinner I had about 6 squares of dark chocolate with peppermint, so yummy! All day I sipped on Topo Chico with lemon and stevia to help cleanse the liver & kidneys, stay cool, and hydrated! I’m looking back at all my “What I Ate Wednesday” posts and my meals seem so repetitive and boring! I hope you are still getting some inspiration from them!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!

You can see all of my “What I Ate Wednesday” posts here. Enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – A guide to fast, healthy meals to fit your busy lifestyle

One common question I get asked over and over again is “what do you eat?!” The blog and the recipes I share are a pretty good reflection of my diet. I focus predominantly on whole foods, LOTS of veggies, fresh juices and (maybe to your surprise) the occasional beer & burger thrown in the mix! I’m a real girl, living a real life and it’s so important to me to show others that you can have that balance. You don’t have to be perfect all the time, just make smart decisions and focus on food that makes you feel good on the deepest level!

The weekend is upon us and I thought I’d share some of the recipes I’ve been enjoying this week that I haven’t posted on the blog. The beauty of these recipes is that they are all super simple and delicious! You can follow my daily eats on instagram (@lovelindawagner) here. I always try to stay super clean when I’m eating at home, that way if I decide to go out and have some less-than-healthy foods, it doesn’t have a negative effect on the way my body feels and operates. Here’s a peak at what I’ve been enjoying lately!

Kale salad with cranberries & almonds and Skin Rejuvenator green juice via Linda Wagner

This Kale salad  and this green juice have been a daily staple!  I couldn’t even begin to count how many times I’ve had this salad in the last 3 weeks. I don’t know what my deal is with kale…but I just can’t get enough! You can also add some organic chicken if you’re looking for more protein.

Detox Tea

I’ve been guzzling this detox tea daily. It has a really nice flavor and is so warm and cozy on these cold winter days. I love how it makes me feel – it’s like a gentle mini detox each day 🙂

Fast & Easy healthy green open faced breakfast sandwich via Linda Wagner

Healthy Green Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich: Toasted Ezekiel English Muffin with avocado, loads of arugula, and a fried organic free range egg with Crystals hot sauce and fresh cracked pepper.

This may not be the prettiest picture but it doesn’t have to be because it tastes so good! This is another staple of mine as a fast, easy meal. It’s so hearty and good and only takes 5 mins to make!

Best Green Juice recipe Ever!!

Green Lime Aid:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 romaine heart
  • 1/2 bunch kale
  • 1 lime

I also like to add 4-5 carrots to this recipe for extra beta-carotene, vit A, vit C, and antioxidants! The color will not be as bright and vibrant but it still tastes great! Run through a Breville juicer and enjoy! Makes about 24 ounces.

It’s worth it to invest in a great juicer. My favorite brand is Breville, they range from about $150-300. You can get great deals online or use those 20% OFF coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond.Amazon has

I have used each model and all of them are wonderful so just choose the model that aligns with your budget. Craigslist can also be a great place to score a great deal. Your juicer will last you several years and it’s one of the best kitchen additions to really help take your health to the next level! Plus it’s tons of fun!

You can see all my juice recipes here. If you are interested in getting started with a juice cleanse start here!

Super easy One Pot Chicken Dinner with Rosemary & Thyme

Super easy One Pot Chicken Dinner: Organic chicken with garlic, rosemary, and thyme.
Coat chicken in sea salt and pepper. Then, in a dutch oven over med high heat, brown the chicken on both sides, add enough chicken broth to cover, 4-5 cloves chopped garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Cook covered at med heat for 30-45 mins. Smells amazing!! Serve with your fave veggies!

Grapefruit + Orange + Blood Orange in progress...via Linda Wagner

My favorite juice as of late: Grapefruit + Orange + Blood Orange. Tastes like sunshine!!

Linda Wagner's Juicing Tip: line the pulp bucket with a produce bag for easy clean up!

Juicing Tip: line the pulp bucket with a produce bag for easy clean up!

Super simple 5 min Veggie Soup

Super Simple 5 Min Veggie Soup. This one is a strange one but it was really good! I needed something really fast so I heated up some homemade broth from this recipe and added fresh baby spinach, baby carrots (these were already cooked as they were used in making the broth. see recipe), diced avocado, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. It was really simple but hit the spot! Im learning more and more that it’s always good to have homemade broth on hand!

Linda Wagner's Scrambled eggs with spinach, sea salt, and lots of fresh cracked pepper. Super simple and oh so good!

Scrambled eggs with spinach, sea salt, and lots of fresh cracked pepper. Super simple and oh so good!

As you can see, I keep it pretty simple! I know most people feel overwhelmed when it comes to switching to a healthier lifestyle but it really is possible to live a normal life and still be healthy and fit! Just KISS – keep it simple, silly! That means real food that tastes great and is fast and easy to prepare!

Linda Wagner Nutrition Coach

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Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad

Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad via Linda Wagner

I was recently inspired by the salad that I mentioned in this weeks Monday Motivation. I am LOVING all the squash, sweet potatoes, greens and pomegranates that are in season right now!! I always gravitate towards roasted veggies once the weather gets cooler. They are a must when it comes to staying healthy but also getting that warm comforting feeling we crave during the colder months. There’s no rhyme or reason to this salad, I just used whatever sounded good at the time and then threw it all together! I love the way it turned out. With all the lovely colors it would make a very festive winter holiday salad!

Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad via Linda Wagner

Before you make this salad, make sure you watch this video on how to deseed a pomegranate. Where has this video been all my life?! I never would have imagined it was so easy!!

Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad via Linda Wagner

You’ll need:

  • greens – I used baby spinach, arugula, and kale
  • shredded carrots
  • broccoli florets, steamed
  • vegetables for roasting – I used 1 acorn squash and 2 sweet potatoes
  • seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • hemp seeds as garnish
  • vinaigrette – I used my favorite homemade lemon vinaigrette recipe

For the roasted veggies I used 1 acorn squash and 2 sweet potatoes. Cut your acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Cut into thick wedges and place in a ziplock bag with a drizzle of olive oil. Shake until completely coated. Kids love to do this part so have them help you shake the bag and then place the wedges onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with sweet potatoes cut into disks and roast in the oven at 400F until slightly browned (about 20-25 mins) flipping your veggies halfway through.

While the veggies are roasting, lightly steam your broccoli in salted water.

Assembly: For the base of this salad I used baby spinach, baby arugula, shredded carrots and kale. Use your hands to tear the kale into tiny pieces. Then add steamed broccoli, pomegranate seeds, avocado slices, and drizzle with your vinaigrette. Then place roasted veggies on top and sprinkle with hemp seeds. Viola! Your gorgeous holiday salad is ready to eat!! It’s friday so you should probably serve it up with a glass (or two, or three) of champs, TGIF!

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Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad
 
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Recipe type: salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • greens - I used baby spinach, arugula, and kale
  • broccoli florets, steamed
  • vegetables for roasting - I used 1 acorn squash and 2 sweet potatoes
  • seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • hemp seeds as garnish
  • vinaigrette - I used my favorite homemade lemon vinaigrette recipe
Instructions
  1. For the roasted veggies I used 1 acorn squash and 2 sweet potatoes. Cut your acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Cut into thick wedges and place in a ziplock bag with a drizzle of olive oil. Shake until completely coated. Kids love to do this part so have them help you shake the bag and then place the wedges onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with sweet potatoes cut into disks and roast in the oven at 400F until slightly browned (about 20-25 mins) flipping your veggies halfway through.
  2. While the veggies are roasting, lightly steam your broccoli in salted water.
  3. Assembly: For the base of this salad I used baby spinach, baby arugula, and kale. Use your hands to tear the kale into tiny pieces. Then add steamed broccoli, pomegranate seeds, avocado slices, and drizzle with your vinaigrette. Then place roasted veggies on top and sprinkle with hemp seeds. Viola! Your gorgeous holiday salad is ready to eat!! It's friday so you should probably have it with some champs, TGIF!

 

Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad via Linda Wagner

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Superfood Salad Recipe for Weight Loss

Everyday Superfood Salad Recipe for Weight Loss

I’ve been so inspired by all the delicious fall recipes floating around the internet lately!! I LOVE root veggies and winter squash so I’m getting excited about coming up with more of these great fall inspired recipes! Last night I realized that it was the first time I had used my oven in months!! I was so excited to fill the house with the smell of roasted sweet potatoes. There’s something so nostalgic about the smell of potaoes cooking in the oven on a cool autumn evening.

This delicious salad is loaded with superfoods and hearty enough to satisfy even the biggest appetites! From one of my favorite home reference books on nutrition “Healing With Whole Foods“, here are the health benefits of each of the ingredients of this superfood salad:

  • Beets: excellent for heart health, circulation, acts as a blood purifier, supports healthy liver function, great for digestion, and hormones! Carrots + Beets are said to be great for menopause! 
  • Sweet Potatoes: natural detoxifier, supports the kidneys, rich in vitamin A, great for breast milk production in lactating women, and great for inflammation.
  • Kale: great for the stomach and digestion, rich in minerals, eases lung congestion, great source of chlorophyll, calcium, iron, and vitamin A
  • Quinoa: Rich in protein, strengthening for the whole body, supports kidneys, has more calcium than milk, excellent source of iron, phosphorous, B vitamins, and vitamin E.
  • Avocado: great for healthy liver function, lungs, intestines, a natural source of lecithin (a brain food), contains easily digested fats, rich in copper which aids in red blood cell formation, great for nursing mothers, wonderful for skin, also used as a remedy for ulcers.
  • Sweet Peas: support the spleen, pancreas, and stomach, great for digestion, support healthy liver function, also great for spasms, edema, constipation, and boils.
  • Pine Nuts: lubricate the lungs and intestines, helpful with dizziness, dry cough, and constipation. Good source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
  • Pumpkin Seeds: valuable source of zinc and omega 3 fatty acids, supports healthy urinary function, acts as a natural diuretic, can be used for motion sickness, nausea, impotency and swollen prostate.
  • Arugula: rich in vitamins A, C, and K, supports mineral absorption

With all of these amazing health benefits, this is the perfect time to be eating this salad regularly! It’s your body’s first defense against cold and flu season!

Everyday Superfood Salad Recipe for Weight Loss

Superfood Salad

You’ll need:

  • 3 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 large beets peeled and cubed
  • 1 head of kale, ripped into tiny pieces
  • 2 large handfuls of baby arugula
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 a bag of frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (I used a mix of white, black, and red quinoa)
  • 2 Tbs pine nuts
  • 2 Tbs pumpkin seeds
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

For the quinoa: In a pot over medium heat, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa and a dash of sea salt and cook covered until all the moisture is absorbed, about 15mins. Remove from heat and keep covered.

For the roasted beets and sweet potatoes:  Place veggies in a ziplock bag and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Seal the bag and shake ingredients until veggies are fully coated. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet lined with foil and roast for 35 to 40 minutes. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to flip your veggies about halfway through. Cook until vegetables are cooked through and slightly browned.

Assembly: Layer all your ingredients in a large bowl and toss with fresh cracked pepper and a dash of your favorite vinaigrette dressing (mine is Garlic Expressions available at most grocery stores).

Be prepared to lose your mind at how tasty this salad is. It is really, really, really good and it’s LOADED with SO MUCH amazing nutrition! You may want to double the recipe so you have lots of leftovers like I did; I’ve been eating this for lunch and dinner for the last three days! I just can’t get enough!! For extra detox and immune boosting, serve it with a glass of my magical Ginger Turmeric Detox Tea!

You can see all of my delicious salad recipes here. If you’re interested in doing a fast, effective 7 day cleanse with salads and smoothies, go here!

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Superfood Salad Recipe for Weight Loss
 
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Cuisine: vegetarian, healthy, vegan, weight loss, lunch, dinner
Ingredients
  • 3 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 large beets peeled and cubed
  • 1 head of kale, ripped into tiny pieces
  • 2 large handfuls of baby arugula
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ a bag of frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (I used a mix of white, black, and red quinoa)
  • 2 Tbs pine nuts
  • 2 Tbs pumpkin seeds
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
Instructions
  1. For the quinoa: In a pot over medium heat, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa and a dash of sea salt and cook covered until all the moisture is absorbed, about 15mins. Remove from heat and keep covered.
  2. For the roasted beets and sweet potatoes: Place veggies in a ziplock bag and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Seal the bag and shake ingredients until veggies are fully coated. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet lined with foil and roast for 35 to 40 minutes. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to flip your veggies about halfway through. Cook until vegetables are cooked through and slightly browned.
  3. Assembly: Layer all your ingredients in a large bowl and toss with fresh cracked pepper and a dash of your favorite vinaigrette dressing (mine is Garlic Expressions available at most grocery stores).
  4. Be prepared to lose your mind at how tasty this salad is. It is really, really, really good and it's LOADED with SO MUCH amazing nutrition! You may want to double the recipe so you have lots of leftovers like I did; I've been eating this for lunch and dinner for the last three days! I just can't get enough!!

  Superfood Salad Recipe for Weight Loss

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