My all time favorite salad is the Vegan Taco Salad I like to make. Recently, I’ve put together an even simpler and just as delicious salad that has taken the taco salad’s place. Well, it’s Nick’s new favorite for sure, and I think I like it just a little better than the taco salad. But, both are very good, and if you are a big fan of lemon and ginger like we are, you should definitely give this a try. Besides the strong lemon and ginger flavor of this salad, it’s refreshing and creamy. And the simple and minimal ingredient combination makes it good for digestion. We just loved it so much I had to share the recipe to those interested in having a healthy salad for a meal. Also, this salad is great for the winter because the ginger really warms you up.
Below are the ingredients we used to make a salad for two people. When we eat a salad only for dinner, we like to create and eat massive salads with some fat after eating a small fruit meal of oranges and/or a liter or more of fresh squeezed green juice. This ensures we get enough calories and that we are full. If you’re eating this in addition to a meal, you may not have to make as much, so adjust accordingly to your needs.
2 large heads of lettuce, chopped
2 avocados, chopped (Add 3/4 to 1 1/4 avocado to one salad. Put as much or as little as you’d like, but make sure to use the minimum required amount to obtain the synergistic taste of this salad combination.)
12 plain Brazil kernels, processed into powder chunks and sprinkle on top of your salad.
about 1 tsp raw ginger, minced
3 lemons, freshly squeezed or juiced (Add the minced ginger to this, stir, and douse over your salad as much or as little as you’d like.)
Put it all together and enjoy! Simple and delicious.
Lastly, here’s a great fact about ginger: did you know cooked ginger contains a compound called zingerone? Well, this compound is an antioxidant that protects DNA damage. Eating cooked ginger, such as ginger chews during a flight will help lessen the effects of cosmic radiation exposure. Every time you fly, the radiation exposure you get is just like a chest x-ray. This is not good but also unavoidable for long-distance travel. So, next time you fly, eat some ginger chews. If you’re not a fan of ginger chews, lemon balm and vegetables are also good as well. Kale chips make an excellent snack to bring with on the plane. Check out this video by Dr. Greger if you’re interested for in-depth explanation, with scientific data regarding this topic on reducing radiation with ginger and lemon balm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAlUwBOk1kg
We’re flying to Barcelona tomorrow morning, so we’ll surely be eating some crystallized ginger.