Salads

Chia Seed Fruit Salad

 

Yields

4 bowls

Ingredients

⅓ cup chia seeds
2 cups nut milk of your choice
4 cups of diced fruit of your choice (for this recipe I used pears and strawberries)
¼ cup currants or raisins or goji berries
zest of one orange and juice of one orange
1 tbsp vanilla
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup shredded coconut
mint leaves for decoration

Directions

Add 1 cup diced fruit and a sprinkle of currants to 4 different bowls.
Combine nut milk, chia seeds, orange juice, zest, vanilla and cinnamon in a small pitcher and stir.
Pour ½ cup mixture on top of fruit in bowls.
Top fruit bowls with shredded coconut.
Refrigerate fruit bowls for at least 30 mins (or chill overnight).
Top each bowl with a mint leaf before serving.

Credit

Food Babe

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Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Bowl

Ingredients

1 c brown rice or quinoa
1 bunch curly kale, chopped into small pieces
¼ c lime juice- for kale
2 T olive oil
½ jalapeno, chopped (deseed if you don’t want it as hot)
½ t cumin
¼ t salt
1 avocado, pitted and sliced into chunks
½ c mild salsa
1 lime, juiced- for avocado mix
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ t chili powder
¼ t cayenne pepper
cherry tomatoes, sliced

Directions

Cook the rice.
Mix the kale, lime juice, olive oil, jalapeno, cumin and salt in a mixing bowl.
Mix the avocado, salsa, lime juice and blend well.
In a sauce pan, warm the beans, olive oil, garlic, chili powder and cayenne pepper.
To serve, spoon equal amounts on to a bowl.
Garnish with tomatoes.

 

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Quinoa Fruit Salad

Ingredients

1 c quinoa
1 c of desired fruit (blueberries, strawberries, mango, any fruit is delicious)
¼ c raw honey or stevia
Juice of 1 lime
¼ c basil, finely shredded, optional

Directions

Cook quinoa and let cool a little bit.
Mix the honey or stevia and lime in a small bowl and set aside.
Mix quinoa and fruit in a large bowl and mix well.
Mix in lime mixture.

 

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Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients

½ c olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 shallot, minced

2-3 drops Young Living lime vitality essential oil

3-4 drops Young Living tangerine vitality essential oil

2-3 drops Young Living lemon vitality essential oil

1-2 t stevia drops

 

Directions

Mix well, pour over green salad.

 

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Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

1 c of quinoa, cooked with 1/2 tsp salt

  Dressing:  

 2 T fresh lemon juice (more if needed)
1 T olive oil (more if needed)
1 t Dijon mustard
1/4 t salt
1 clove garlic, minced
pepper to taste
lemon zest to taste

Salad:  

2 green onions, chopped
fresh basil, chopped ( I use kitchen shears to cut)
fresh cilantro, chopped (I use kitchen shears to cut)
1 - 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 c crumbled feta cheese (if not dairy free)

Directions

Cook quinoa according to package directions and allow to cool.
While it is cooking, combine all ingredients for dressing..  
Once quinoa is cooked and fairly cool, add all ingredients to the quinoa.
Add the dressing.
Toss and chill until ready to serve.

Notes

serve with avocado and/or diced grilled chicken  

Credit

Susan Routh at You Go Girl

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