myles golden
August 14, 2012
Chakra Salad

Chakra Salad

We are so excited to welcome our newest goodHealth contributor Tahireh Linz to the yourBuddhi team.  Tahirih lives and practices yoga in La Jolla. As a nutritionist, she utilizes food science along with the body’s intuitive knowledge to maximize health, wellness, and joyful living. As a yoga and meditation teacher, she understands the value of daily mindfulness practices in guiding our food and lifestyle choices. When all else fails, she and her kids swim in the ocean and eat straight out of the garden. She is the founder of Salmonberry Consulting where she helps people balance the interplay between food, movement, and spirit.  Connect with Tahirih on Facebook as well as Salmonberry’s website.   Enjoy her first of many great posts below:

Summer is the perfect time to gorge on fresh, sun-soaked vegetables. Raw veggie salads are high in fiber, water, and antioxidants, especially colorful ones like this salad of purple cabbage, red peppers, and carrots. It’s important to dress your salads with healthy monounsaturated oils which allow fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) to be fully absorbed and utilized by your body. The fats in this salad come from a perfect combo of nuts, seeds, and avocados. High fiber will keep you feeling full and fats will keep you satisfied. Don’t be shy with the dressing. Its only 30 calories per tablespoon so dress it up and enjoy this power-packed salad that is perfect for hot weather. Sweet, nutty, crispy, crunchy…YUM!

Peanutty Dressing

Whisk together:
1/4 c raw peanut butter + 1/4 c coconut water + 1/2 c apple cider or rice vinegar
Then add:
3 T honey
1 t salt
1 T tamari or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
1 T raw sesame oil

Raw Shredded Salad
(high in vitamins A, C, K, B6, and folate and manganese and phosphorous)

Toss together:
4 cups purple cabbage – finely shredded
1 red pepper – thinly sliced
5 scallions – green parts, chopped
2 carrots – grated

Top salad with:
raw sunflower seeds
unsweetened coconut flakes

2 cups salad mix + 1 T coconut + 1 T sunflower seeds + 1/4 diced avocado + 3 T dressing
= 295 calories, 19g of fat, 9g fiber, 16g sugar, and 9g of protein.

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