During the summer months, it’s a great idea to eat lots of power salads.  Power salads are  simply salads that have lots of nutrients, fibre, protein and vitamins in them.  I was on an airplane yesterday and the “salad” was barely a salad.  It had a few shreds of iceberg lettuce (which contains mostly water), one slice of cucumber and one slice of tomato with salad dressing full of chemicals.

When adding the base to your salad, try to use darker greens.  These greens contain lots of nutrients and will provide you with more energy.  Carrots and beets are both nutritious and cleansing.  Gogi berries are high in antioxidants, while sprouts are a high source of energy.  The butter beans and cashews are high in protein and fibre.  When making salads, try to add as many colours as you can for more nutrients.

Butter Bean Salad
2 cups mixed greens
3/4 cup butter beans
1 carrot, grated
1/2 raw beet, grated
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
3 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp gogi berries

Dressing
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
1 tbsp basil, chopped
1 tsp dijon mustard
Sea salt and cracked pepper

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