Superfood Salad

I love salads! They are so delish and light and refreshing! I came across this recipe on www.iowagirleats.com . I changed a couple things from the original, but nothing major. I hope that you will enjoy this light salad that is sure to hit the spot as much as I did.

Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinagrette Dressing:
Serves 5
Salad:
* 1/2 Cup dry Quinoa
* 1/3 Cup red onion, chopped
* 1 Orange, peeled, and segments chopped
* 1 avacado, chopped
* 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
* 1 Cup Pomegranate Arils (about 1 pom)
* Salt and Pepper
Vinagrette:
* 2 Lemons, juiced (need about 1/4 cup of juice)
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* dash of honey or other sweetener
* Salt and Pepper
* 6 TBS Organic, EVOO

1. Cook Quinoa to package directions
2. Combine ingredients for vinegrette; mix well with whisk
3. Combine cooled quinoa with other salad ingredients; pour dressing over, mix well to coat and combine. Top each serving with about 3-6 shrimp or 4 oz chicken breast!

This is a goodie that you will love!

Best Wishes & Live Beautifully!

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Classic Spinach & Hot Bacon Dressing

Dont’ you just love a good ole’ spinach and hot bacon dressing salad? I know I do, here is a healthy version of one, that just happens to be Paleo approved!

Ingredients:
* 2 cups fresh, washed baby spinach
* 1/4 cup, organic cherry tomatoes
* 2 TBS organic diced red onion
* 1 hard boiled, organic, free-range, egg
* 2 strips, organic, nitrate free, bacon
* small grilled chicken breast
For the Dressing:
                                                            * 2-3 TBS of bacon fat from your bacon for salad
* 1/4 cup EVOO
* 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
* touch of honey
* salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Cook your bacon, save the fat. Cook chicken breast and boil egg. When chicken is done, cut up into pieces, and peel and chop egg. Mix all ingredients for your dressing and let set for 20 minutes if able to incorporate flavors; toss and coat with sald and other ingredients and arrange on 2 plates or take the extras for lunch! Enjoy!

Benefits of Spinach:

 

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Superfood Acai Bowl

Acai Bowl:
* 1 Samazon Acai Pack (at health food stores)
* 1/2 Frozen Strawberries
* 1-2 Ice cubes Wheat Grass
* 1/2 Cup Organic Applejuice
* 1/2 tsp Maca Powder (helps hormonal balance)
* 1/2 tsp mesquite powder ( helps manage blood sugar)
  * 1 TBS Chia Seeds (AMAZING)
  * Goji Berries
* Cacao Nibs or Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Mix everything in the blender and make sure it is thick like ice cream. Scoop into a bowl and top with a couple Goji berries and cacao nibs and a few pieces of frozen fruit! This is so yummy! Makes a perfect breakfast, meal, or divide into 2 or 4 for a yummy superfood packed dessert!
Benefits of Acai Berries:
* Heart Health: extremly high in antioxidants that help lower cholesterol in the blood stream. Rich in plant sterols, which provide cardio-protective benefits to cells. Prevents blood clots, improves blood circulation & relaxes blood vessels.
* Antiviral, Antibacterial, and AntiParasetic Agent: Can help fight both viral & bacterial infections
* Aids in weightloss: Help us loose weight as well as maintain a healthy weight
* Promotes Healthy Skin: Acai oil is in alot of modern beauty products for its’ known antioxidants; when taken internally acai berries with give your skin a healthy glow from within. Brazilians have been eating acai berries for centuries to treat skin conditions.
* Helps Digestion: Keeps digestion system clean and functioning properly. Powerful detoxification properties & well known source of fiber!
* Anti-Allergenic: contains anti-inflammatory properties that may prevent inflammation with allergic reactions
* Prevent Cancer: known to help prevent cancer, its high levels of Vitamin C give your immune system a super boost, fighting off unwanted cancer cells
* Anti-Aging: Acai Berries have the highest level of antioxidants that any other plant known on the planet! 1 berry has 10 times more antioxidants than grapes and 2 times more than blueberries!
*** Boost in Energy, Better Sex (espically in men), and Improved Mental Function
*** Can’t go wrong with these frisky little berries! Make sure you are using certified organic acai berries, the Sambazon brand and company are a very reliable source! Enjoy Photo Credit: www.lindawagner.net/blog I can’t find my camara!!!!!
Best Wishes & Live Beautifully~
xoxo, Heather