It’s just about that time…..Summertime! I’m not sure about you, but when it’s super hot outside (almost 100 degrees) I love a light, cold, crispy salad for lunch! I was inspired to make this salad after having something a bit similar years ago at a Whole Foods. Each of the ingredients in this Summer Superfood Salad are nutritional superstars!
Kale is widely known for its cancer-fighting, cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant-rich goodness. It also is known as one of the most alkaline foods.
Purple Cabbage can help to detox the body and also help your brain function at its best.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and can even help improve memory.
Carrots help with vision as well as slowing down the aging process of cells.
Tomatoes have benefits that cover almost every major part of the body including the heart, the skin, bones and even vision.
Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. The phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C help improve immunity.
Cashews can help with heart, bone, hair and skin health.
Sunflower Seeds promote cardiovascular health, promote healthy cholesterol levels, and support a healthy mood.
Acai Berries have been touted as a weight-loss and anti-aging aid. The fruit contains very high levels of antioxidants in the form of anthocyanins, which help fight cancer and heart disease.
I personally like to keep this big bowl of salad in my fridge to eat on for a few days. What are some of your favorite healthy foods to eat when it is super hot outside?
Happy “almost” summer!