Wellness Wonderland’s {Sweet, Salty, Spicy, Simple} Breakfast Salad #SaladFest2013

We are super into Wellness Wonderland founder, Katie Dalebout’s, idea of turning breakfast upside down and making a BREAKFAST SALAD.  We, too, love our green smoothies, but we also love to chew…this is a perfect solution.

“So this week’s recipe is a breakfast salad. I know what you’re thinking, salad for IMG_3548breakfast? Healthy girl’s gone cray cray. But two things: a) it’s the same thing as a green smoothie (a very typical breakfast) just blended & b) savory breakfasts are actually pretty common. I got thinking about how breakfast sandwiches are mainstream, why not salads?

Now don’t get me wrong, I like a green smoothie for breakfast as much as the next guy and completely agree that starting your day with superstar greens is stellar for your body and energy, however sometimes you just want to chew!

So this is pretty much a fruitless green smoothie in salad form. I know what you’re thinking. Salad in the morning? No way, I want something sweet.

Gotcha covered, this salad is actually sweet without containing any fruit or sweeteners.

It may seem a little strange not having typical breakfasts foods in the morning like oats or fruit but really our bodies don’t need much in the morning (if anything at all) except simplicity.

And just a quick note: the health benefits of this guy are off the chain…

The bitter arugula, the cleansing lemon and cayenne, the healthy filling fats of the avocado, the warming blood sugar stabilizing cinnamon…literally everything in this is amazing for you in so many ways, start googling.

& one more thing this best part of this salad is that you can really tailor it and make it your own. Think of this as your base and dress it up however you’re feeling in the morning, like you would yogurt.”

katie dalebout breakfast salad

Quadruple S {Sweet Spicy Salty Simple} Salad 
aka THE Breakfast Salad
Servings: 1
Time: 10 minutes

  • About four cups chopped arugula (get in there with your knife and really go to town chopping it small)
  • 2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Squeeze or two of fresh lemon
  • Half of a large avocado (or a full small one)
  • Alfalfa sprouts or broccoli sprouts (any kind of mild sprouts)
  • Pinch of Sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • Dash or two of cayenne (optional depending on how spicy you like)
  • Shredded coconut

Optional sweet breakfast toppings:

  • Hemps seeds
  • Sprouted blanched almonds (that’s what I had in the photo
  • Goji berries (or any dried fruit)
  • Lucama
  • Cocao nibs
  • Sliced banana
  • Favorite granola
  • Nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dulse flakes (also in photo)

Directions

Add everything to your salad bowl and toss well to combine.

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Katie is a yogi, ‘Spirit Junkie’, coach, and most importantly, a blogger. She adores the all things wellness and loves writing and talking about holistic health & happiness on her blog, her weekly Podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life.
If you’d like more inspiration from Katie visit her in wonderland or on her Instagram,Facebook,Twitter, and YouTube. Be well…

 

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Robyn Youkilis’s Detox Quinoa Salad #SaladFest2013

This spring I was lucky enough to host a detox workshop for a group of ladies in RobynYoukilis_HeadshotSanta Monica, California.  I had been playing with a new mint/daikon radish/carrot combination in my own salad bowls and knew I had to share!

So, I present to you without further ado, my creation – The World’s Most Craveable Salad!

Not only is it super satisfying and insanely delicious, it’s a detox salad too! 

Daikon radishes have numerous health benefits like aiding in weight loss and cancer prevention, as well as being an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial food.  It’s also great for digestion, as well as bone, skin, and respiratory health.  Micro greens also come packed with vital nutrients that add a punch to this salad (check out more info on the benefits of sprouts in my Your Bella Life article).  And let’s not forget how powerful cayenne pepper is with its incredible ability to lower cholesterol, aid in circulation, and help regulate blood pressure.

I hope you love this salad as much as I do.  For a lighter version try swapping out the quinoa for mesclun greens or baby kale.

robyn youkilis most cravable salad

Detox Quinoa Salad
Servings: 2-4
Time: 25 minutes

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 daikon radish, grated
  • 2-4 carrots, grated
  • ½ -1 cup micro greens
  • 1/2 bunch mint leaves, roughly chopped or torn (the best part!)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Handful of raw sunflower seeds
  • Juice of 1 lemon, preferably Meyer
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions

Combine all ingredients and serve!

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Robyn Youkilis, a board certified Health Coach and Healthy Cooking Expert and founder of Your Healthiest You and co-founder of the cooking show, {Healthy} Cooking Camp, was coined by Pure Wow as “the busy ladies health coach”, supporting busy guys and gals on their journey to becoming the healthiest that they can be.

You can find out more about Robyn’s boutique style one-on-one coaching, international speaking services and programs as well as awesome recipes at www.yourhealthiestyou.com.

 

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StudioEat’s Massaged Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing #SaladFest2013

Get your massage hands ready!
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By “massaging” kale in a light dressing, you can remove some of the rough texture and bitterness from this leafy powerhouse and turn it into a soft and mild green.

Add some caramelized onions for sweetness, avocado for some healthy fats and nutritious sunflower seeds for the salty factor and you have yourself a delicious anytime salad.

Eat this entire recipe for lunch (don’t judge me) or serve it as a side to any meal. If you’re looking for another way to use Kale check out this light and healthy Lentil, Sweet Potato and Kale Stew from my website, StudioEats.

studio eats massaged kale salad

Massaged Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
Servings: 2-4
Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 2 T sunflower seeds (I used roasted and salted)
  • 1 T tahini
  • 2 T water
  • 1 T olive oil (half for the pan for the onions, half for the dressing)

Directions

Slice onion very thin. Add to a oiled pan and cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Every few minutes, just stir the onions to keep them from burning.

While onions cook, prepare Kale. Break leaves off stems and into small bite sized pieces. Rinse and transfer to salad bowl.

For dressing: mix together tahini, water and 1/2 of EVOO. Stir. Add to Kale and massage into it with your fingers for 2-3 minutes.

Top kale with onions, avocado and sesame seeds.

Optional: drizzle your portion of salad with a little more tahini if you’d like some more flavor.

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Jamie is a Holistic Health Coach who lives in NYC. She helps women end their struggle with food by learning to listen to their bodies, create beautiful eating experiences and live exciting and fulfilling lives. She hosts an ongoing Intuitive Eating Challenge that hundreds of women have gone through in order to repair their relationship with food and also coaches women privately in her VIP Program. Check her out at www.studioeats.com, follow her facebook page and find her on twitter and instagram @studioeats14. 

 

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Cooking Camp’s Fresh Herb Salad #SaladFest2013

Let’s get this party started RIGHT!banana phone

For our inaugural #SaladFest2013 recipe we wanted to keep it simple, fresh and full of flavor so we’re giving you our Fresh Summer Herb Salad.  Anything but the same boring old salad, this soon-to-be summer staple screams, “get me to the beach!” with its mix of aromatic herbs, sweet citrus-y dressing (that’s totally oil-free!) and creamy avocado-goodness.

Build it out anyway you see fit by adding on more fresh veggies or a lean protein.

To us, this salad is like the perfect pair of denim cut-offs:  A summer staple that never goes out of style. {tweet that}

fresh summer herb salad

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Fresh Summer Herb Salad
Servings: 3-4
Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 small head red leaf lettuce (or any salad green of your choice), cleaned and chopped
  • Handful of dandelion greens, chopped
  • ½ small head of radicchio, chopped or sliced
  • ½ bunch of radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup mixed fresh herbs such as parsley, mint, basil, cilantro or dill, roughly chopped
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Splash of tamari
  • Freshly ground black pepper 

Optional add-ins

  • 1 teaspoon seaweed flakes (such as dulse or kelp seaweed flakes)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal

Directions

Throw all your greens (or in this case greens and reds!) in a bowl with the radishes and herbs.  Add in avocado, nutritional yeast, lemon, tamari and salt then toss very well to combine.  It’s important to thoroughly mix the nutritional yeast with the wet ingredients in order to bring out it’s creamy, cheesy flavor.

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Hi!  We’re Robyn + Quinn and we’re the founders of healthycookingcamp.com.  Our mission is to take you from totally confused to total connoissuer in your kitchen.  Follow our adventures in food and fun on Twitter and YouTube.

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Slim Down Detox Salad (From Our NEW e-Cookbook)

Eating this salad is like taking a cool shower on a hot day: cleansing, refreshing and totally revitalizing.

It’s 90 degrees as we type and all we can think about is diving into some crisp lettuce crunchy sprouts, creamy avocado and tart grapefruit.  So we wanted to share one of our summer staples: The Slim Down Detox Salad.

It’s the perfect salad on a steamy day, whenever you need to banish the belly bloat and great for getting back on track after a cray-cray weekend.

This salad is delicious and detoxifying and it’s just one of the many amazing recipes you’ll find in our new cookbook {Healthy} Cooking Camp: {Healthy} Cooking Basics.  Click the link to get more info on that!

detox salad

Slim Down Detox Salad
Servings: 2
Time: 10 minutes

  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach or arugula, cleaned and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • Handful of chopped dandelion greens
  • Sprouts (any kind will work, our fave is sunflower sprouts)
  • 1⁄4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 grapefruit, supremed
  • 8 small red radishes, sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup roughly chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey, preferably raw
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Directions

Supreme your grapefruit – remove peel and cut out grapefruit segments. Save membrane and peels to squeeze juice for dressing.

Begin building your salad by layering spinach, dandelion greens and sprouts. Add grapefruit segments, radishes, parsley and avocado slices.

Drizzle salad dressing over salad and finish by sprinkling pumpkin seeds.

To make salad dressing

Squeeze the remaining grapefruit juice from membrane and peels into a bowl.

Add in honey and whisk.

Drizzle olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and continue to whisk until it’s all incorporated.

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