Go Green Salad

Besides being definitely green this salad is alkalizing, great for the thyroid and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and is mineral rich. After eating the Go Green Salad you’ll feel alive with energy and your body will thank you along with your taste buds. The dried Wakame gives this salad a crunchy texture.


If you've never tried Arugula in your salad this is a spicy little leaf, which some describe as bitter and others characterize as having a "peppery-mustardy" flavor will add a new flavour dimension to your salads. Perhaps you know it by some of its other names — rugola, rucola, roquette, garden rocket, Mediterranean rocket, salad rocket, Roman rocket, or Italian cress.

The benefits of Wakame are ten fold. Wakame is a thin and stringy seaweed, deep green in color and used in making seaweed salad and miso soup. Wakame is common in Japanese and other Asian cuisines. Because of its kelp content is rich in protein, calcium, iodine, high in potassium, magnesium, iron and folate. It is also high in dietary fiber.

Lower rates of breast cancers have been reported in Japanese women eating a diet high in kelp. Lignans, which help fight cancer are found in high quantity in wakame (kelp) and may provide protection against certain cancers.

Recent research has found that some of the fibers in Wakame help prevent colon cancer by providing antioxidants in addition to preventing the "fermentation" and oxidation of food as it passes through the large intestine.

The fucoidan sugars in Wakame are antiviral against cytomegalovirus and herpes; a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine reported that taking an extract of Wakame prevented and reduced the severity of recurrent herpes outbreaks. The Japanese Journal of Cancer Research reports preliminary findings that daily consumption of small amounts of Wakame may be more beneficial in treating certain kinds of breast cancer in women than chemotherapy.

One more thing, Wakame has a ‘beauty skin effect' it contains the most calotin among all sea weeds. Calotin is believed to be effective for protecting your skin from rough skin or pimples.

With all the health benefits of Wakame you can see the beauty of adding it to your daily fare.

Go Green Salad

Makes 4 Large Servings

  • ½ bag (6 cups) Organic Baby Spinach
  • ½ bag (6 cups) Organic Arugula
  • 2 handfuls (1/2 cup) Dried Wakame Flakes Seaweed Vegetable
  • 2 Tablespoons Mrs. Dash (original blend/no salt added)

Dressing

  • ½ cup EFA Antioxidant Oil Blend
  • ¼ cup Modena Balsamic Vinegar

Method

  • In a large salad bowl add greens and Wakame.
  • In a glass jar mix together the oil and vinegar, shake and pour on green mixture.
  • While tossing, sprinkle Mrs. Dash into the salad.
  • Test taste and add more oil or vinegar to your liking.

Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

  • Go Green salad goes especially well with Seared Ahi Tuna.
  • It’s also a great accompaniment with any meat, fish or chicken dish or just all by itself.

Bon Appetite!...TKH

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