Brain Boosting Salad

When you brain isn’t working, your body doesn’t have the energy it needs to perform physically or emotionally! It’s equally as important to include lots of nutritious greens in your diet for your waistline, as it is for your brain. This salad is full of mood enhancing nutrition that will raise your vibration emotionally and physically! Recover after your next VIBE with this delicious and easy to make salad. Tip: Roasted vegetables can be prepped in advance and stored in glass Tupperware to make busy weeknights more effortless. When you get home from class pop the vegetables in the oven before you hit the shower so your prep time after is only 10 minutes!

Ingredients Benefits
Beets Beets are high in the B vitamin folate, which helps lower your risk of stroke. The phytonutrients that give beets their rich crimson color have anti-cancer properties making them an ideal food to eat often. Choose organic when possible as they are often sprayed heavily.
Red Cabbage Red cabbage have anthocyanins which are known to lessen the occurrence of plaque that causes Alzheimer’s disease and along with vitamin K aids brain function and prevents nerve damage.
Avocado Avocados are rich in healthy fats that support your brain and aid healthy blood flow. When your brain is receiving a healthy amount of blood flow, it functions at a higher capacity.
Broccoli Broccoli is high in choline to help stimulate the growth of new brain cells. It is also rich in vitamin K that enhances cognitive function and improves memory.
Spinach Spinach is an excellent source of minerals, and scientists have found that spinach contains compounds that promote the body’s conversion of protein into muscle mass. The polyphenols prevent oxidative damage in your brain, preventing free radicals from damaging the brain and dementia.
ACV Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar can give your brain an amazing energy boost as is regulates your gut microbiome strengthening your gut-brain connection. It’s rich in potassium and enzymes that help to provide energy and amino acids that aid in removing lactic acid than can build up during Vibe Fitness.
Walnuts Walnuts are the # 1 nuts around for boosting brain health. They are high in DHA, a kind of omega-3 fatty acid. DHA is known to improve cognitive performance.

 

Organic Ingredients for the Salad:

1 bunch organic beets (cubed and roasted)

½ large head red cabbage (chopped and roasted)

1 large ripe avocado

2 cups of broccoli (chopped and roasted)

4 cups of raw spinach

¼ cup of walnuts

4 tablespoons slivered fresh basil

Organic Ingredients for the Dressing:

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons fermented apple cider vinegar (ACV)

*Important: With mother NOT pasteurized.

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons flax oil

Pink salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Gently stir the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, pink salt, pepper and Dijon mustard together. Whisk in the flax oil.
  2. Remove the roasted beets, cabbage and broccoli from the oven and top with pink salt and pepper.
  3. Peel, pit and slice your avocado.
  4. Place raw spinach, roasted vegetables, avocado, walnuts and dressing into a large salad bowl and mix.
  5. Sprinkle the basil on top and enjoy!
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