Did your Cinco De Mayo indulgences spill straight into your weekend and Mother’s Day celebrations? Wait, it was just me?? Well regardless, it’s always a good idea to start the week on the right foot. And this power salad recipe is going to do exactly that! This will keep nachos off your mind for at least a few days!
We all know that during the summer time, we want to keep our bodies hydrated by drinking lots
of water. But did you know you could boost your daily hydration by eating an abundance of raw
vegetables and fresh fruits? This salad not only provides the additional hydration you need, but
it also keeps your GI tract nice and clean as it is packed with fiber keeping your system regular.
Digestion and nutrient absorption is improved with the presence of enzymes in this nutrient dense salad.
Your skin will glow with the presence of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E, found in both the seeds and the avocado. The avocado is an important addition as it gives you a source of beneficial fats that create a feeling of satiety, curbing cravings and preventing you from overeating during the day. I’m all about mixing textures, so in this beautifully balanced salad, you get the roughage of sprouts, with the crunch of radishes and seeds, with the smooth creaminess of avocado.
The sprouts are a complete super food as they contain a much higher concentration of nutrients to their mature counterparts. They are also rich in chlorophyll, the quality that gives them their bright green color, purifying the blood and gently cleaning your body, leaving you feeling uplifted and energized. The radishes are rich in Vitamin C, for a much-needed immune boost, and similar to the sprouts, they come with their own set of detoxifying properties.
In short, this is the ultimate dish providing you a hefty dose of vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy and happy. The colors pop and the flavors dance on your palate, especially with the tangy miso dressing tossed delicately throughout. Whether you are in a rush or hosting a garden party, this is the perfect “go to” salad.
Recipe inspired by happy hearted kitchen
SPROUT, RADISH & AVOCADO SALAD
Quick and easy
INGREDIENTS (all organic where possible)
4 cups sprouts (we used pea, but sunflower and broccoli also work well, feel free to mix)
1 bunch pink radishes, thinly sliced
1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
¼ cup of pumpkin and / or sunflower seeds (add more if desired)
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ freshly squeezed lemon juice (add more if desired)
1 ½ tbsp. miso paste (white or yellow)
1 tbsp. raw honey (maple syrup also works well)
1 – 2 tbsp. pure water
Optionally add: 1 tbsp. of tahini and / or ½ tsp. sesame oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Make the dressing first by mixing all ingredients in a small blender until thick and smooth (add
water as desired).
Optionally, add the seeds to a pan over medium heat and lightly toast (stir often to avoid
burning), or simply add them to the salad raw.
Toss the sprouts, radishes, green onion, and seeds in a large salad / mixing bowl with a drizzle of the dressing. Divide into two serving bowls and top with sliced avocado and extra dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.
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