Salads are a hit at my house, and this smoked salmon and spinach salad makes the top of the list. It incorporates spinach , a great alkalizing green with some amazing smoked salmon, and whole grain pasta. This is a perfect recipe as a side salad, or as an entrée. Its all up to you of how you want to serve it. I have to say its delicious, and quick. You can add some kale or dulce to the spinach too. It s your preference.
- 2 oz. smoked salmon
- 1 cup fresh organic spinach
- (optional) 1/2 cup organic kale or dulce
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 tomato ( organic) sliced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil and vinegar
- @ tbsp. flaxseed optional
Place the greens in a large bowl. If you are adding the Kale or Dulce, make sure to blend the greens well. You do not want one type of green just sitting on the bottom. Place the cooked whole grain pasta on top. Make sure you have rinsed the pasta with cold water, and drained thoroughly. Place the Walnuts on top , as well as the tomatoes. Slice the smoked salmon in to small pieces , and place on top. Add the flax seed and dressing on top. If you are making this , just for one person, stick with the serving sizes. If you are making a bigger salad, for your family , or a cookout, make sure to double the ingredients. I would advise if you are making a bigger salad, to double the dressing ingredients, and let everyone add their own dressing to their salads. Many people like more dressing than others do.
This salad is full of antioxidants, as well as very alkalizing. If you would like to use a certain green to spinach, pick the one that you like best and use that. They all taste amazing.
We all have been in situations where we have struggled with mental fatigue. Life these days are fast, and chaotic . At the end of the day, it’s not surprising that many people struggle with cloudiness in their thinking, and lack of nourishment in their bodies. Many people become so overwhelmed with day to day tasks, that it’s easy to forget to eat healthy. Here are some vitamin rich brain foods that will help with mental fatigue.
Potassium rich foods
Potassium is known to aid in our systems as an electrolyte. It gives fluid balance to our brains, and helps with clear thinking in our heads. Grabbing a banana each morning is a great way to add in some potassium, and help with keeping our minds strong.
Complex carbs are a great way to keep our body and minds nourished through out the day. Unlike simple carbs, complex carbs do not give our bodies sugar rushes, and make us crash at the end of the day. Complex carbs is great fuel for our bodies . If it’s a good bowl of steel cut oats, or vegetable pasta, or quinoa, it is full of fiber, and does not make our bodies crave sugar foods. It’s amazing how you will feel once you take out any bad carbohydrates. The simple carbs are unneeded. They will not benefit your body in any way. Iron rich foods
It is not a good idea to gravitate towards red meat every day , but giving your body a good source of iron helps with energy levels , and helps stave off fatigue in the brain. Raw foods such as good healthy greens , such as spinach or Aragula is a great source of iron. Preparing a good healthy salad with rich vegetables is a great way to get your iron levels up.
Proper daily functioning is imperative to get through our days with good mental clarity . We lack ourselves in our health when we have poor thinking , making poor decisions, and creating a fatigue that can start in our brains, and affect every aspect of our days , including our happiness. It’s vital we eat healthy to maintain good mental health.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Aloe Vera has long been around for many years, and it’s such a natural product , that the gel is used to combat many skin issues. Aloe Vera gel contains many health plant compounds, and not only helps with skin issues, but also has known to help lower blood sugar levels in diabetics.
This morning elixir is amazing, and I just tried it this weekend , after reading Mindbodygreen. We all know that taking a probiotic is so important when it comes to gut health, due to the fact that it’s the most important component in our immune system. There are over 400 types of bacteria that live in there , so it’s up to us to keep our guy health very healthy. It’s known that a poor living lifestyle such as stress overload, poor diet, pollution, toxin build up and so much more can push our health down the drain. Aloe Vera has long been known to help improve our stomach and kidney health, and adding in aloe Vera gel is a great way to keep our guts healthy and stabilized.
Here is a wonderful morning drink that is not only healthy , but quite delicious, loaded with antioxidants, and plenty of vitamins. 1 tsp fresh aloe Vera gel
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp marshmallow root powder
1/2 oz. Apple cider vinegar
8 0z. Warm water
Add all the ingredients into hot water, and shake well.
This is a great recipe that is simple, yet delicious. We don’t have the time to make a full spread of our favorite healthy recipes in the middle of the day, so this is why this recipe is great. It takes no time to whip up, and you’ll love the taste of it. I do use all organic ingredients, but you do not have to.
1.5 oz of organic lobster( boiled and pulled) pre make the night before)
Lettuce head. ( 2 pieces of huge lettuce leaves)
Organic avocado / sliced and 1/2 to one lettuce leave and the other half to the other
1 small organic Roma tomato slices / cubed
1 cup organic salsa ( mild) or whatever you prefer.
I have used lobster from past lobster tails and pulled , and reused the meat of what was left.
Throw all this together, and it is amazing , plus low in fat & calories. The avocado is a healthy fat that we all need, and lycopene in tomatoes are wonderful. Enjoy!