Spring is right around the corner! For many it’s been a shockingly cold winter, and I can just imagine that bright green things will make it all better! This SUPERFOOD Salad recipe featuring a lovely purple Acai Berry Dressing was a little recipe I made up to highlight the myriad health benefits offered by green things, and to show my cooking students how truly healthful and flavorful a salad can be! Salad is no long just some wilted lettuce and pale tomato slices– this salad is a MEAL!
Leafy greens, root veggies and sprouts give this salad color, texture and bursts of wild flavor. The Acai Berry Dressing is inspired by the Maqui Berry Balsamic from Life Foods Inc. and offers many health-boosting ingredients as the salad itself. This is also a fully raw recipe, which means everything is in its natural form, fully alive and functional. For more about the benefits of raw foods (and the full recipe), check out this post on Green UPGRADER.
SUPERgreen Salad with Acai Berry Dressing
1 (100 gram) packet unsweetened acai, a room temperature (vitamin A)
¼ cup coconut oil (MCFAs)
¼ cup apple cider vinegar (probiotics)
2 Tablespoons honey (minerals and allergy protection)
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (essential fatty acids)
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups thinly sliced kale (excellent source of calcium)
2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage (glucosinolates- cancer prevention)
1 cup thinly sliced dandelion greens (Vitamins A + K)
1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage (anthocyanin polyphenols- antioxidants)
½ cup thinly sliced basil (flavonoids)
½ cup shredded beets (folate)
½ cup shredded carrots (carotenoids: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene & lutein)
½ cup pumpkin seeds (Vitamins B + E)
Sunflower sprouts (protein)
Find the recipe and more information about the benefits of Raw Foods here on Green UPGRADER.