Summer Salads

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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!

Enjoy!