Berry Apple Breakfast Salad


Hey healthy bunnies,

When I’m trying to be especially on top of my health, the first move I always make (aside from staying really, really hydrated) is to eat more raw foods throughout the day. This may include more smoothies, salads, spirilized veggie noodles, and even replacing raw veggies for chips when I eat hummus or guacamole. I do it in the most convenient and tasty way possible.

 

Now that I’ve become a voice actor, I am trimming back on how many smoothies I drink first thing in the morning. The cold drinks aren’t so great for my vocals. Still, I need to get my raw foods in. This is where salad is especially  helpful!

 

I always thought I hated salads where greens and fruit were mixed, but it turns out– I hate berry salad dressing, not necessarily berries in salad. Usually they are syrupy sweet and it just feels like eating lettuce with maple syrup on top. Some may love it, so to each their own.

 

This berry breakfast salad has dark leafy greens, seeds, and fresh fruit. It’s packed with vitamin c, protein and fiber.

 

For this recipe I used a blend of kale, cabbage, brussels, and broccoli. You don’t have to be this extra, but I don’t now how not to be. Any dark leafy greens will do!

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Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded dark leafy greens
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup diced Granny Smith apple
  • 1-2 finely chopped dates
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

Salad dressing

  • 3 tbsp mild flavorless oil (like grapeseed)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • a pinch of sea salt

 

  1. Combine leafy greens, strawberries, apples, dates and cilantro. Once complete, sprinkle chia seeds on top.
  2. Whisk salad dressing ingredients till well blended. A mason jar is great for this, because you can shake it, and store the rest for later. The dressing is enough for about 3 servings.
  3. For best results, let salad sit for 5-10 minutes to marinate.

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