It is now officially summer and my favorite time of the year because: I get to run, swim, bike and be active outside all day, it is hot and sunny during the day and warm at night, and finally there are so many options for delicious and nutritious meals.
This is the best and easiest time of the year to boost your health: all you have to do is soak up the sun to get your daily dose of Vitamin D, play (be active) outside to get your physical activity, and eat all the fruits and veggies in season to get plenty of vitamins, minerals, and cancer fighting anti-oxidants.
This recipe makes it very easy to add more veggies to your daily diet, you can eat as a side dish or as a meal with a scoop of quinoa, that is my favorite way!
GF Organic Summer Salad
- 1 head green leaf lettuce
- 1 head red leaf lettuce
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
- 1 medium purple onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
Chop all veggies and mix together in a large bowl.
Fresh veggies are all naturally gluten-free but beware of processed bottled dressings that not only may contain gluten but also preservatives, additives, and unnecessary sugar. This dressing recipe is so easy to make, it only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it tastes way better than that bottled crap. =)
GF Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Kosher or sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Italian seasoning: or combine dried herbs: oregano, thyme, marjoram, and rosemary.
Serve 1 or 2 spoonfuls over a serving of salad.
Health Tip /Facts:
Eat your salad with this lemon vinaigrette at the end of your meal to ease digestion, absorb more minerals and nutrients, promote weight loss, cleanse your blood, and cool the body from summer heat.
These leafy greens and veggies are full of nutrients that help eliminate waste from the body, reduce body fat, keep your skin looking and feeling healthy, cleanse your blood, reduce inflammation and infections, and prevent and treat illness, disease, and cancer.
So eat them all up!