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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Guilt Free Body Cleansing Salad


Tired of feeling guilty about something you ate?  Just STOP!  No more guilt and no more shame.  Give yourself a break already, life is hard!  Just go to the store, gets these ingredients and toss them all together to make this salad, which is FULL of nutrients, flavor and yes, thanks to the "good fats" it will fill you up.  Then you can feel healthy and proud and powerful!   AND, your body will thank you because this salad is loaded with detox and body cleansing properties which are hidden inside every delicious bite!!

I'm not a nutritionist, so don't take my word for it - check out the links below, and don't forget to check out my recipe - it is too easy and too delicious to not try it!

Apples are one of the best things you can eat to improve your digestion!  Apples have two types of fiber, so they are doing doing duty (ha ha) cleaning you out, and let's face it, the better our digestive system works, the better our lives are!

Arugula - Excellent at helping your body recover from late nights out with your friends drinking all those drinks...your liver will thank you.

Avocado is loaded with Potassium, loaded!  Potassium is so important....not just for leg cramps and fatigue, but it helps balance out the sodium in our system, which helps lower our blood pressure and yes, it is also great for digestion = these are all good things.

Flaxseed Meal is Anti-Inflammatory, helps reduce Cholesterol, and helps you maintain a Healthy weight.

Hummus is made with Chick Peas, which are a Bean, which means yes, they are full of fiber and help you feel fuller, which makes managing your weight a whole lot easier!

Olive Oil is, well, oil.  It slicks your body up on it's way down the pipes which is good - good for hair, skin, and no surprise digestion as well, and can be used in cases of constipation.  You know what they say: out with the old,  in with the new!

Oranges  I'm guessing you already know they are full of Vitamin C which strengthens the immune system, which keeps you healthy and strong; a total no brainer, I eat one nearly everyday. Speaking of brains...

Walnuts are a Brain superfood, that counteract oxidative stress and inflammation, and helps us think more clearly, and slows down the inevitable cognitive decline as we age.

And lastly....Portobello Mushrooms are loaded with B2 = energy, now you are ready to GO GO GO!

This salad is going to power you up and keep you going while flushing your system clean, and I may add is actually totally DELICIOUS!  Recipe below...

Guilt Free Body Cleansing Salad

Add the following ingredients to a medium sized bowl, mix, eat.

-1/2 Apple, chopped

-1/2 Avocado, chopped

-1 cup of Arugula

-1 Tbsp of Flaxseed Meal

-1/4 cup of Hummus (pick your fav brand!)

-1/2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

-1 Clementine Orange

-1 Tbsp Walnuts

-1 cup Portobello Mushrooms (I sautéed these last night in Olive Oil and some were leftover for today, lucky me!  This salad is delicious even without them though so don't stress over forgoing them if you don't have the time!)

*Recipe Tip:  Squeeze a couple of the orange wedges so the juice can mix with the hummus and olive oil to act as the dressing! 

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