Full disclosure...I am a huge fan and consumer of raw foods. I avoid talking about how/what/why I eat because I don't pretend to know what's right for you. Given the general consensus of the moment to eat better, healthier, cleaner.....here we go......
I will spare you a long diatrabe abut the benefits of eating raw and superfoods. I, obviously, am in a very serious relationship with the words sauté, butter, roast, grill, bake, cream....so I all I will say is check out this book. It's one that I recommend over and over to friends because there is SO much good nutritional information.
Doesn't really matter if only end up making a shake from the book. The knowledge you will take away is pretty astounding. HUGE PLUS: the author, Sarma Melngailis, is funny, doesn't proselytize and it reads like a good friend is telling you some really cool stuff.
This salad is an ever so slightly adapted of her personal favorite S&M Salad. She uses lime juice, no garlic. Try it both ways.
mixed greens with dulse and macadamia + lemon vinaigrette
1/4 c macadamia nut oil
1/3 c lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
large bowl of mixed greens, about 5-6 cups
1 handful of hemp seeds
1 large handful of dulse, torn
2-3 avocados, sliced
handful of raw almonds, roughly chopped
sea salt and pepper to taste
Whiz together the oil, lemon juice and garlic in a blender and pour over the greens, hemp, dulse and almonds. Taste for seasonings, keeping in mind that the dulse packs a lot of natural salt and brine. Fan the avocado out on top of the greens and serve.