Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The BEST Salad EVER! Yet SOO SIMPLE!

This may seem like a simple recipe but it is packed with power house nutrients!

Ingredients:
Greens of your choice
Shaved carrot (for something a bit different looking.  Just use a potato peeler)
Red onion
Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers
CILANTRO
Raw Sunflower Seeds (Trader Joes)

Dressing:
Organic Olive Oil (Trader Joes/Walmart)
Edens Selected Red Wine Vinegar (Whole Foods or health food store)
Bragg's Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (Whole foods or health food store)
I just sprinkle this on my salad but you could put in a bowl and mix together.
**add FRESH garlic too if you want!

Sprinkle with Celtic Salt and Pepper.  Did you ever do this to your salad? I can't believe what a little celtic salt and pepper do for a salad!

If you eat meat, add chicken or steak. AMAZING! So simple, but amazing salad!

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Have a HAPPY HEALTHY week!

xo
Jeni~

P.S.
Now if you want to learn about Cilantro...here ya go! This is just ONE of the ingredients listed above! Google more of the ingredients and you will see WHY this salad is AMAZING! Go ahead, do it! Google "Garlic" for instance! Your body will thank you for it!

http://www.indepthinfo.com/cilantro/health.shtml

Cilantro is known to be rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and active phenolic acid compounds, all of which are good for you. There are no definitive studies on cilantro but many believe that it and the seeds (often called coriander), have been found to help control blood sugar, lower cholesterol and fight inflammation and free radicals. There is further speculations that cilantro may also have antimicrobial properties.
As an antioxidant cilantro is able to help reduce inflammation. In this capacity it fights free radicals that destroy cellular structure.
There is also considerable literature speculating that cilantro may be an effective chellation therapy for people who have excess mercury in their systems. Some think that mercury poisoning could be the result of metallic teeth fillings. Every time a person with fillings chews, the fillings release minute amounts of mercury gas that may be breathed into the system (swallowing mercury is actually far less toxic than breathing it). Of course, this is all speculative and disputed. Nevertheless, many people who have suffered from mercury poisoning and the "brain cloud" it causes have reported fairly rapid relief by the consistent consumption of cilantro over a period of just a few weeks.
Cilantro is also reported to deal effectively with other metals in the system. Consumption of about two teaspoons of cilantro pesto daily for three or four weeks may have beneficial effects.
Cilantro oil (derived from cilantro) has a positive effect the inner digestive tract of most people. It assists the digestive system in production of digestive enzymes that stimulate digestion through a process called peristaltic motion.

2 comments:

Melanie, One Wellness said...

Here's a link to my recipe blog. Feel free to use and share any you would like! Enjoy!
http://realfastfood.blogspot.com/

Jeni Clark said...

THANK YOU Melanie!!!!!