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Street Salad



As part of the research I did into raw vegan diets for a college project, I had to experience eating a 100% raw vegan diet for 1 week.


On Day 4, I was feeling really good; physically, I felt lighter and full of energy, while mentally, I feel really alert and focused.


A lot of research suggests the many benefits of eating a raw vegan diet, such as weight control and enhancing the body’s ability to prevent and fight many chronic diseases.


Although I don’t think this is something I could follow 100% because I love the comfort of warm food, especially on a cold day, this week’s experiment has reminded me of how important it is to include more phytonutrient-rich raw foods in a regular diet and that there are so many incredibly delicious ways of preparing raw meals.


I expected to feel hungry all the time, but the food I was eating is so tasty that it was satisfying all my senses. Plus, there are some amazing treats you can have on a raw vegan diet, and I’ll let you into my little raw chocolate secret in the next couple of days!!


I love this little street salad recipe, it was a meal in itself for us today, but it’s also really good as a starter for dinner parties.


It’s a salad canapé!


The dressing is also just unbelievably delicious. Happy munching!







RECIPE


Salad


2 mini gem lettuces

1 small packet of cherry tomatoes

1/2 cucumber

4 sundried tomatoes

1/2 avocado

4 sprigs of spring onions


Dressing


2 tbsp shelled hemp seeds

1 tsp Nutritional Yeast

a good squeeze of lemon (adjust to taste)

1/2 tsp tahini

2 tbsp Olive Oil (also lovely with Avocado Oil)

1-2 tbsp water depending on the consistency of the dressing you prefer

a grind of Himalayan salt (to taste)


Peel back the mini gem lettuce leaves and arrange them on a plate. Chop up the rest of the salad ingredients and mix together well to make the avocado a bit creamy.


Blend all the dressing ingredients together in a food processor or with a hand blender.


Place the chopped veg mixture into the mini gem lettuce leaves and add a drizzle of the dressing.


Enjoy! xx


 


Daniela's 28-Day reset program and recipes are now available in book format and a course with step-by-step videos.



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