Nutty Berry Balsamic Salad
Warning: This Nutty Berry Balsamic Salad will ignite your taste buds!
Healthy habits must include a handful of healthy salad recipes you have memorized, and can whip together in a hurry as the perfect side! Green leafy vegetables are the one thing your body could never get enough of. They contain a high level of B9 (folate), which helps you make more neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) that make you happy! It also has numerous other benefits, such as turning your system alkaline to preventing joint pain, and osteoporosis.
Protein, coffee, and carbonated drinks all turn your body acidic and rob minerals from your bones. Salads are the solution to that pollution!
Although I created this Nutty Berry Balsamic Salad in the fall, this is the perfect salad for any season!
This balsamic dressing is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. It pairs perfectly with the pecans, and the crisp pop of red onion creates a nice little explosion on your taste buds. I made sure to use cancer-fighting olive oil as the base of this dressing. Olive oil contains oleic acid, which can reduce obesity, and aid in possibly flipping the switch to off when it comes to cancer!
No blood sugar crashes with this Nutty Berry Balsamic salad thanks to using monk fruit as a sweetener!
I also usedinstead of any soy sauce. Soy sauce in general gets a bad wrap due to it being genetically modified. Hello, unidentifiable food! It's very confusing to the immune system. Also, unless you are buying gluten-free soy sauce, it is not a gluten-free food. Let's not contaminate our salads with toxins. Sound good? The berries and onions contain cancer-fighting antioxidants and gut bug-loving polyphenols!
I think I'm getting turned on!
I hope you get turned on too! One thing is for sure, your inflammation will be turned off while simultaneously turning your taste buds on.
Welcome to your next go-to anti-inflammatory salad! Enjoy!
4 cups of Red Leaf Lettuce (chopped)1 Red Onion (sliced)
1/2 cup Raw Unsalted Pecans (chopped)
1/2 cup Strawberries (Quartered)
1/2 cup Blueberries
3/4 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
2 Cloves of Minced Garlic
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Pepper
1/2 Tablespoon dried or fresh basil
1/2 Tablespoon dried or fresh oregano
1 pinch of Monk Fruit Sweet
- Chop lettuce and slice the onions and strawberries.
- Place all ingredients for the salad in a bowl and set aside.
- In a blender or food processor, mix all the ingredients for the dressing until smooth. Refrigerate until ready for use.
- Mix all ingredients using as much dressing as desired.
- Store unused dressing in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes