BEAUTY AND THE BEET.
This salad is quick, nutrifying, beautifying, and satiating.
The stars of this salad are arugula, beets, green peas and the additions include sunflower seeds, avocado + the dressing. Making this salad from start to finish took me about ten minutes, but will keep you satisfied for hours on end! Which is what I want all my recipes to do. Although I snack, I’m not a huge snacker. I like my meals to be satisfying, and satiating so I can focus on my work, clients, meetings and not about eating every few hours :) I’ve found this works best for my lifestyle. Although I have clients, friends and know lots of people who have to eat every 2-3 hours, and it works for them in every way.
I’m sure most of you know this about me by now, but I firmly believe in listening to your body, first and foremost. We are all so different, and unique and therefore require different ways of moving, eating, house different lifestyle habits, and live completely unique and beautiful lives from each other. So no diet, or food choices will be alike as genetically and metabolically we are not. the. same. Which is why I really try to steer people from following a specific diet they hear in the media, or a online celebrity. There is so much information to take in out there, and I don’t want you to feel disappointed or discouraged if it doesn’t work for you! It might have worked for them, but it doesn’t mean it holds the key to everything for you. Often time the keys lie deep within, and no amount of kale or broccoli or protein will solve the underlying issues of the mind, heart, soul and self-love & worthiness muscle.
All of this to say! I hope this salad fills you with as much joy as it does for me. If you can’t spiralize the beets, that’s ok! You can grate them, use a mandolin, or simply cut them into thin slices. There is not right or wrong way of doing anything when it comes to cooking and using whole foods. The nutrient profile doesn’t change when we cut our veggies different, or the dish doesn’t look as pretty as we want it.
Furthermore if you want to add even more protein to this, you can add in some organic edamame beans, tempeh or another lean animal protein of your choice. It’s divine without the added additions, but everyone requires different intakes, so please feel free to customize, add and take away where you see fit. This makes a perfect lunch as it keeps well, and with some added protein, dinner is served.
Let me know what you think, and if you get the chance to make it. I always love to hear from you guys. It truly makes my day.
BEAUTY AND THE BEET //
**Serves 1 for lunch + double the recipe if you’re having it for dinner and sharing**
- Couple handfuls of arugula
- 1/2 cup of peas
- 1 medium beet spiralized, grated, finely chopped …. go with what your heart desires.
- Couple sprinkles of sunflower seeds
- 1/2 ripe avocado
LEMON TAHINI DRESSING //
- 1.5 TBSP tahini
- 1/2 of a freshly squeezed lemon
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 garlic clove minced
- dash salt
- dash pepper
WHAT TO DO //
- Combine all the salad ingredients together, without the seeds + avocado
- Make the dressing
- Dress the salad with as much dressing as you please!
- Sprinkle with sunflower seeds
- Top with avocado
- Blissfully enjoy this gift to yourself and your body!!! It will thank you, I promise you that.
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! I hope everyone has a beautiful Weekend ahead. Sending love to you and beyond.