Green vegetables are the food most missing in modern diets. Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium (120 -190 mg per cup!) They're also high in magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and they are a power house for Vitamin A, C, E and K. Believe it or not, they are also crammed high with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micro-nutrients and phytochemicals - you just can't get any better than this. Take a look at the following two recipes to help move you into a sensational summer!
Sensational Summer Salad
For a summer snack that will cleanse the kidneys and help the body to unload toxic wastes from the blood, use the following high-powered recipe.
1/2 cup of watercress
1/2 cup of dandelion greens
1/2 cup of arugula
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp grated ginger
Pinch of Sea Salt
Mix washed greens together. Stir lemon juice and ginger. Pour over greens. Season with salt.
Tomato Basil & Feta Salad
This is a simple salad that requires no salad dressing.
2 cups tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
2.25 ounces sliced black olives
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add all ingredients in a medium serving bowl and toss!