Mar 30, 2016
Simple Blended Salad
Blended Salad, where have you been all my life?!? Yes, I have heard of blended salads and I even posted one way back at the start of this blog in the form of a V-12 Smoothie. BUT, that was a rather complicated recipe and I only made it once or twice. THIS “salad” is sooooo good and so easy to prepare. I will be making many more of these and changing them up, that’s for sure!
So… the reason I even started whipping up blended salads in the first place is because I had THREE teeth pulled all at once, and on both sides of my mouth. Ouch. I had been battling for YEARS, probably ten years, with periodontal issues in these three molars (one was a wisdom tooth). I paid literally thousands of dollars trying to save these cute little teeth, but alas, I finally gave up and said, “Just take them out!” And boy, am I glad I did. What a relief to my body, which is no longer having to fight a persistent anaerobic infection in my mouth. Well, it’s a long story which led up to these extractions and I won’t bore you with the entirety of the saga. But let me say that if you have any deep perio pockets, just do whatever you can to be rid of them. Treacherous things they are! I can’t believe how much better I feel!!! My poor body was so TIRED of it. Fortunately I am healing quickly. Of course I am with all of the good nutrients I have stored up! 🙂
So anyway, back to the lovely blended salad. I was dying, literally crying for a salad! I usually eat a big bowl of raw greens every day and without being able to chew for over a week, I decided to just take some simple salad ingredients and throw them in the blender. YUMMMM!!! Maybe it’s because I was missing my fresh veggies so much but this is the freshest, most wonderful thing I’ve ever eaten. Seriously. If you are a salad lover, you must try this. Not only is it yummy but it’s so quick to “eat”! I can usually dawdle for at least 30 minutes picking through my gigantic bowl of greens and things. Less chopping, too! So overall, this is a keeper, whether I’ve just visited my dentist or not.
You can really use any veggies you like to make a blended salad. But a few of the ingredients that I feel should not be left out are lettuce (of course), avocado for creaminess, parsley and lemon for amazing freshness, and spinach for added fluffiness and a vibrant, green color. Otherwise, go ahead and experiment… try adding some radishes for a peppery taste, jicama for some sweetness and different herbs and spices that you enjoy. And most of all, have fun!