Super Salad

At Crafted Wellness, we love our salads.  We swoon for big, delicious, green, hearty, organic salads. We find ourselves throwing together a simple salad like the one below on the regular. It’s great on-the-go, for lunch, or even for a quick and light dinner. We like to prepare a big batch of quinoa early in the week so that we can mix it into our dishes and have it at the ready.  The seeds and quinoa in this salad help you to stay full without weighing you down.  The raw greens provide you with energy. And the avocado provides you with healthy fats that will leave your skin and insides glowing. Its super because of the way it makes you feel after you eat it: energized and ready to take on the world! 😉

Super Salad
serves 1

A Super Salad Amanda made for us when we were prepping for our ‘Eating for Energy’ workshop

2-3 cups of greens
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup of seeds (raw sunflower or raw pumpkin seeds are great)
1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
raisins, handful
Simple Balsamic Dressing
salt and pepper to taste
* any other fresh vegetables you have (tomatoes, carrots, celery, etc)

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix.

We hope this makes you feel as good as we do when we eat it!

with love and ‘super’ hero foods,

Jackie

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“Oh My Green Goodness”

Our Green Goodness smoothie is the perfect way to add some “oh my green goodness” into your day.

Starting your day with this smoothie will fill your belly with nourishment and will set your mind off to a healthy start.

Enjoying this smoothie for lunch will give you that afternoon energy boost that we all long for.

Desperately searching for the perfect snack?  This smoothie is the answer; providing you with enough fiber to quench your hunger, clean foods that will clear your mind, water that will hydrate your body, and green veggies that will boost your metabolism while detoxifying your digestive system.

No matter how you choose to include this smoothie into your daily routine, your body and mind will thank you.  This green cocktail contains a large portion of powerful greens,  which are the food most missing in the American diet.  So dive in! And get your green goodness on!

“Oh My Green Goodness, thats tasty!”

“Green Goodness”  

(makes 2 servings)

1 large handful of spinach

1 large handful of kale

1 banana

1 cup frozen mango

1/2 cucumber, peeled

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

1-2 cups cold water

Begin by adding 1 cup of water, lemon juice, kale and spinach to your blender;  blend until smooth. Then add the banana, cucumber, frozen mango, and more water if necessary; blend until smooth.  Voila!  A beautiful green smoothie for you to enjoy.

Your smoothie will stay good for up to 2 days in a sealed container in the fridge, so feel free to make a big batch that will last you.  You can also separate portions into containers and keep them in the freezer until you are ready to have them.  *But remember, your smoothie will need time to defrost, so place it in the fridge the night before enjoying it.

Want to add some extra sparkle to our green smoothie?  Try some fresh herbs, like mint, basil or parsley to bring out different flavors, include some hemp seeds or hemp protein powder to give it a protein boost, or get a blast of the green goddess chlorophyll by adding 1 tbsp of spirulina.