THE ULTIMATE WINTER SALAD with Happy Belly
I don't know about you, but I LOVE a bowl of greens no matter what time of year it is. A delicious bowl of kale, or dark leafy greens of any kind, massaged with a rich dressing, and pre-biotic rich add-ons (like pumpkin!), makes up for a nourishing bowl of goodness.
Dressings are a great conduit to intaking herbal medicines. First off, you don’t even taste some of the more off-tasting herbs. Secondly, fat and good vinegar are excellent bases to absorbing medicinal compounds. Healthy fats are a great vehicle that can facilitate digestion, metabolism and depending on the fat it contains a wide array of medicinal components. Vinegars, particularly if raw, are rich in naturally occurring probiotics, which also allow for a deeper and more efficient absorption of just about anything. Essentially, if you pair your remedies, like metabolism boosters or even your adaptogen, with a food-baed probiotic and/or fat, you’re ensuring that the medicine gets absorbed properly.
- 1 tsp of Happy Belly powder
- 1/4 cup EVOO
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
- 3-4 leaves of basil
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- 10 leaves of kale, torn and cut*
- 2 cups of pumpkin, cooked and cubed*
- 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup of grapefruit, cut into squares
- 1/4 cup of microgreens
- 1 tsp of Liver Vitality Green sprinkled over top
- violas, blue lotus, calendula or any edible flowers sprinkled over
Blend all your ingredients for dressing in blender. Taste for salt and tang.
Salad: Massage your kale with: 1 tbsp EVOO, 1 tsp garlic and onion powder and 1/2 tsp of salt. Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 350F
For a whole pumpkin: cut in half and bake at 400F for 25 mins. Remove and cool. Peel the pumpkin. Cut into squares Make a marinate of 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic & 1/2 tsp onion powder and bake in oven for another 5 minutes.