It's been hot in the Atlanta, and summer isn't even here yet! When the weather is hot, cool, refreshing fruit is my favorite meal or snack. When you combine it with fresh veggies and sprinkle in nuts, the most amazing vegan salad is born. I call it the Summer Salad. It tastes wonderful, and it happens to be very good for you as well.
Arugula: Studies show that arugula lowers the risk of cancer, promotes healthy skin, and it is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Spinach: Spinach has been shown to have anti-ulcerative and anti-cancerous benefits. It also promotes healthy blood pressure, stronger muscles, and improved eyesight.
Nectarines: Nectarine consumption can boost the immune system, support the prevention of cancer, promote youthful skin, and help combat obesity.
Kiwi: Studies show that kiwi aids in the treatment of cancer, promotes the absorption of iron in the body, and strengthens the immune system.
Strawberries: Strawberries have been shown to reduce the signs of premature aging, improve brain function, and combat cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.
Almonds: Almonds are good for your brain, help regulate cholesterol, promote heart health, and improves immune system strength.
Walnuts: Walnuts improve bone health, boosts metabolism, help control diabetes, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Raspberries: Raspberries are high in dietary fiber and manganese and help promote weight loss. They are also rich in antioxidants and help prevent infections and cancer.
Fruit filled, filling, nutrient packed, and only nine ingredients!
Author: The Sensible Vegan
Recipe Type: Main
Serving size: One salad Calories: 248 Fat: 12.4g
Sat Fat: 1.5g Carbohydrates: 32.7g Sugar: 19.4g Sodium: 81mg
Fiber: 9g Protein: 7g
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About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author who loves creating vegan recipes with 10 ingredients or less!