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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Get your Sprout on!

We recently had the pleasure of trying out these amazing sprouts from GreenGrassLife.

GreenGrassLife is a family-owned, local, organic urban farm in New York City. An amazing couple – Meliza and Jovany Veloz- founded GreenGrassLife after personally witnessing the miraculous benefits of wheatgrass and sprouts.
They were of course eager to spread the good word and quickly became one of the most dependable growers in the Tri-State area.
GreenGrassLife sprouts local organic in New York via Healthy Cooking Camp

Sun­flower and buck­wheat sprouts, pea shoots, and sweet-tasting wheat­grass are planted, grown and har­vested in a peace­ful environment. They only use the highest qual­ity organic soil and seeds from the most rep­utable sup­pli­ers.  The coolest part?  They practice medita­tion while plant­ing to infuse their prod­ucts with pos­i­tive energy!

The company offers:
  • Wheatgrass
  • Sunflower sprouts
  • Pea shoots
  • Buckwheat sprouts
  • Young Thai coconuts
  • Personalized nutrition support and education

We love living foods like wheatgrass and sprouts because they provide tons of nutritional benefits.  They are filled with chlorophyll and enzymes, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and plant based proteins. They supply oxygen and alkalinity.

Sprouts are a wonderful addition to salads, sandwiches, smoothies and they can also be juiced in combination with a variety of fruits and vegetables. 

GreenGrassLife sells their products to local health food stores, juice bars and individuals. AND they even deliver six days a week in the Tri-State area and ship nationwide.  So there’s no reason you can’t get more greens in your life!

For more information or to place an order,  call (800) 557 9017 or go to GreenGrassLife.

You didn’t think we were going to leave you without some recipes, did you?  Never!  Try this classic Green Vegetable Juice
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Green Vegetable Juice
Servings: 1- 16 ounce serving
Time: 5 minutes
  • 1/2 pound sunflower sprouts
  • 1/2 pound pea shoot sprouts
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1″ piece of ginger

Directions

Juice all of the ingredients in your juicer.

Puerto Rican Glowing Green Smoothie
Recipe by Kimberly Snyder
Servings: 1 huge one or 2 medium ones
Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 cup water
  • 9 cups chopped spinach or kale
  • 5 cups sunflower sprouts
  • 2 cups papaya, diced
  • Juice of 2 limes

Directions

Blend the water, kale or spinach and sunflower sprouts. Add the papaya and lime, and blend until smooth. Enjoy, and save the rest covered in the fridge for up to two and a half days.

We hope you love the recipes as much as we do!

Let us know what you think below.  What are your favorite types of sprouts?  What are your favorite way to incorporate them into your diet?  

If you haven’t experimented with sprouts before, definitely get some at GreenGrassLife today!

Disclaimer – we received a boat load of amazing sprouts to try free of charge, however, this post was created from pure love of the product (as all our posts are)!  Have a product you would like us to try and review on healthycookingcamp.com?  Send us an email!

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The Delicious Way to Detox

We love a good juice cleanse as much as the next holistic health fiend but sometimes a girl’s gut wants a deep clean without having to give up FOOD at all.

Last week we were lucky enough to embark on one of the best cleanses we’ve ever done – a 3 day raw food detox from Gingersnaps Organics. A favorite cleanse of our friend Gabrielle Bernstein, we knew we wanted to get in on the action to too.

So we popped by Gingersnaps and met with the owner and founder, Jamie. We immediately bonded over raw kale salads, the perfect tasting green juice [ed.note: Gingersnap’s Kick Juice is our all time fave!] and some seriously out of this world raw donuts. We knew we had found our detoxing home when we saw the lineup in a raw food detox day:

dishes

  • Green Smoothie
  • Vanilla Chia Pudding
  • Garlic Spinach Salad
  • Reuben Wrap and Side Salad
  • Mango Coconut Pudding

So we each took home our food for the day and got “cleansing”.

Here were some of the highlights from our 3 day culinary detox adventure:

  • The food was absolutely friggin delicious. Like off the chain good. We looked forward to each meal more than the last and couldn’t believe that we could eat all this yummy food on a detox!
  • Umm, dessert? Yes please! Jamie includes these super satisfying puddings that are totally healthy and totally hit the spot.
  • Fermented veggies. Every day includes a portion of kimchee or fermented veggies. These pickled raw veggies are great for digestion and getting rid of the belly bloat that can sometimes accompany copious amounts of raw foods. This added salad is a rare feature in raw food cleanses and we were so excited it was included in Gingersnaps To Go cleanse!
  • Cleansing the body inspired us each to do some spring cleaning in our homes! Robyn completely cleaned out her closet (a chore she’d been avoiding for over a year!) and Quinn packed up her home of 3 years and started a brand new chapter living alone in a zen garden in Brooklyn (be on the look out for pics!).

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If you’re in the New York area we highly recommend you swing by Gingersnap’s Organic at 130 E. 7th St. (212) 533-9939.

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What Do You Eat, Quinn Asteak?

 Quinn cooks all day every day.  There is always deliciously healthy food around…which is always very tempting!   But what does she eat when she’s left to her own devices?  Watch this video to find out!
 
At the end she gives one of her favorite techniques for chopping everyone’s favorite fall fruit: the apple!  Check out how she makes this sweet staple into a crispy chip that goes the distance.

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Recipe: HCC Green Smoothie

There is no better way to start the day than with a glass FULL of nutrients.  If you’re on the quest for the perfect breakfast, look no further.   A green smoothie is kind of a health coach staple, so if you’re looking for maximum glow/ energy/ focus/ fullness with minimal time, this is your golden ticket.

Try it for yourself and let us know what you think down in the comments.  What optional add-ins did you try?

WARNING: Your mouth will water while looking at all these amazing options.

HCC Green Smoothie

Servings: 1
Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 scoop Protein Powder by Sun Warrior, Warrior blend Vanilla or Chocolate
  • 1 cup of a milk alternative (rice, almond, soy, or hemp) or water: I recommend water or unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • 1 serving of fruit – 1 banana and/or berries (frozen works best)
  • 2-3 kale leaves or 1 cup of any kind of dark leafy green (organic pre-washed spinach is an easy and great option)
  • 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds

Optional add-ins:

  • Natural Sweetener – stevia (I like a few drops of vanilla stevia), agave or raw honey (usually not needed as the powders tend to be sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon of real cinnamon – cinnamon is great for your metabolism and adds a lot of nice flavor
  • 1 tablespoon of nut butter – almond and peanut (make sure the nut is the only ingredient in the jar) – I’ll also add nut butter if the flavor or consistency is a bit off
  • Splash of plain coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal
  • Greens powder – Health Force Superfood Vitamineral Green is great
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Maca powder

Directions

Add all ingredients to blender and begin to blend on low setting.  Once everything starts to combine you can switch it to high and blend away.  You may need to scrape the sides of the blender down with a spoon once or add an additional splash of liquid.

Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!  Feel free to play around with the ratios to see what you like best, more or less water for a thinner or thicker smoothie for example.

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