I love getting my fill of greens in creative and exciting ways. Feeling the fire and playful energy this Leo season and taking it to the kitchen! You don’t have to travel across the ocean or spend a ton of money to feel that spirit of adventure and childlike nature, it can happen right in your home. Experiment with flavors and food sensations and make something you’ve never made before. This is how your intuition is built. It’s the second you get out of your head and into your body when you let your senses do the talking and your gut reactions take over.
One way to switch up your green routine? Seaweed. This ocean-grown veggie is super rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. There are different type from red algae, the kind in sushi, to blue-green algae or spirulina. I LOVE spirulina and use it in ALL our Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend products. Most people are used to seeing the nori sheets wrapped around sushi or in or snack aisle, but you can also use dried seaweed which looks like seaweed noodles and tastes super yummy!
Other seaweed benefits include:
- Pulls toxins from the body
- Antioxidant, antifungal and anti-inflammatory
- Said to help regulate estrogen
Enjoy this super simple and delicious kelp seaweed salad to get you started!
1 oz dried kelp seaweed
½ avocado (sliced)
½ cup multi-tomatoes (cut in half)
2 tbsp sesame seeds (toasted)
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend
Dried lemon (for garnish)
Handful of olives
Place seaweed in a bowl, cover with cold water by a few inches and soak until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
Add avocado, tomatoes, sesame seeds, vinegar and Green Dream Savory Blend and toss well to combine.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Serve chilled or at room temperature with a handful of olives and dried lemon. ENJOY!