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Mango Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

The most popular New Year’s Resolution every year is to get healthier, and lose weight. So, with that being said here is a quick and easy, delicious and nutritious, raw plant based vegan, gluten free salad to start off the New Year right. Live Simply Plant Based!

Mango Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

 Mango Avocado Salad

1 cup mango cut into large chunks

1 avocado cut into large pieces

½ cup cherry tomatoes halved

½ cup of cucumber (seeds removed) and cut into large pieces

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Juice of 1 lime

4 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. freshly minced cilantro

2 tbsp. water

1 tbsp. rice vinegar

1 tsp. agave

1 clove garlic

¼ tsp. Himalayan pink salt

1/8 tsp. cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients for Mango Avocado Salad in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients for Cilantro Lime Dressing in a blend and blend until well mixed.
  3. Add dressing to the ingredients in the bowl and mix to coat ingredients well, be careful not to mash the avocado. 
  4. Stagger two to three ring molds on a plate and carefully fill them with the salad mixture. 
  5. Lift away ring molds slowly and garnish with edible flowers before serving (optional).

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Many people have asked me for this recipe, so it is a pleasure for me to share it on my blog. These truffles are incredibly rich and delicious! They are vegan, gluten-free and low glycemic. They are easy to prepare, provide a good source of plant protein, a rich source of antioxidants and are great as an energy booster. Enjoy!

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For a savory healthy treat, this recipe is sure to please. Packed with B vitamins, vitamins C and K, plant proteins and prebiotics, you cannot go wrong with this powerhouse snack.

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The meatiness of the walnuts and mushrooms combined with the flavors of the other ingredients is truly outstanding.

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Matcha Health!

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Matcha green tea is known as the world’s most powerful tea, and rightly so! Why choose matcha green tea over coffee? This is why. Matcha green tea is one of the highest rated superfoods according to the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method, and is an amazing energy booster.

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Raw Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Tart

When you feel the need for something a little sweet, how about trying this rich, delicious beauty! Raw plant based vegan nutrition, and gluten-free. Packed full of antioxidants and plant protein rich. Just a small slice is enough to curb cravings, and to boost energy!

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Help Your Body Activate Digestion Early

Upon rising drink the juice of one or two fresh lemons in a glass of warm water. This simple yet powerful ritual of a morning lemon water cleanse has great health benefits. Apart from alkalizing the body, and giving yourself a boost of hydration, you are also increasing your vitamin C concentration. This aids your body in the absorption of nutrients from your food intake that follows, such as breakfast. Lemon water helps to begin peristalsis, the wave-like motion of the digestive tract that moves digested food along and continues into the large intestine to move undigested waste out of the body.

If you like, you can even add other beneficial superfoods to your morning lemon water cleanse. To make a morning detox, simply add a ½ tsp. chlorella powder and a pitted date if you prefer it sweet (you will need to blend it). If you want to boost your metabolism, instead of chlorella try adding 1/8 tsp. cayenne powder.  To soothe the digestive tract, and calm an acidic environment try adding a chunk of fresh aloe or 1 oz. of aloe vera juice, you may also have to add a pitted date or 1 tsp. of agave as aloe is very bitter.

Begin your morning cleanse today and feel what a difference this ritual can make to your body. Take care of yourself!