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Day 23: Watercress #27DaysOfThanks

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Day 23: Watercress

After looking in to the health benefits of watercress, I’m wondering why I haven’t been eating it all along, or why I had no idea just how healthy it is…it’s actually ranked as the number one most nutritious vegetable! It’s so healing, Hypocrites himself made sure it was readily available to treat his patients! Study after study show the healing affects of this powerful plant and it’s amazing ability in disease prevention and beauty.

Here are a few more health benefits:

  1. Watercress is packed with more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals. More vitamin C than oranges, more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk.
  2. Powerful for #thyroid function because of it’s iodine content. It’s also used to treat/prevent Alzheimer’s.
  3. It’s loaded with vitamin K and anti-oxidants and is known to purify the blood, reduce the damage done by free radicals, improve skin appearance and limit neurological damage to the brain.
All that info made me hungry for a watercress & romaine salad…

 Beauty and Brain Salad

1 bag of organic watercress
1 head of organic romaine lettuce
2 organic carrots
1 Granny Smith apple
Handful of walnuts
1 tomato
Dave’s Miso Salad Dressing
This salad will keep you looking beautiful and youthful while replenishing your brain with essential nutrients!
#27DaysOfThanks for amazing watercress!
See you tomorrow for letter “X.” ♥

Southwest Inspired Vegan Salad!

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This is one of my favorite salads to make right now…

…because it has the perfect flavors for this time of year, it is low fat, and easy to make high carb (piled on top a heap of quinoa, sweet potatoes or rice), and it tastes SO good! Most of the ingredients are fresh from my local farmers market including the salsa I added to the dressing, nothing beats homemade salsa!

First, what are southwest flavors?

In foods they are:  Corn, beans, tomatoes, squash, jicama, sweet peppers, chile peppers (fresh and dried), lime, garlic, onion, avacado and rice. (To name a few).
In spices they are:  Cumin, Cilantro, chili powder, oregano, and paprika.
You get the idea…

Here is an delicious example of a salad I can’t get enough of and the key is it’s homemade dressing.

Tip: Blending veggies into your dressings is a great way to get amazing flavor and it creates an abundant sauce that covers each veggie without a bunch of oil or other additives.

This salad has:
1 head of red leaf lettuce
Fresh corn off the cob
Can of organic pinto beans
Cucumbers
Carrots
Red Peppers
Tomatoes

Dressing:
(Place all ingredients in your food processor, blend and pour over above ingredients, then shake together)
Handful of cilantro
3 or 4 radishes
Handful of cherry tomatoes
1/4 a red bell pepper
Half a lemon or lime
Half an avocado
A few tablespoons of fresh chipotle salsa
Dash of cumin, paprika, red pepper
Topped with a sprinkle of hemp seeds

Enjoy!

#healthyhappyjess