Monday, January 14, 2013

Starting the day out right

Just got finished prepping one of my favorite new salad recipes Tuscan kale and shredded brussel sprouts with fresh toasted almonds, pecorino Romano and dried cherries. The homemade dressing consists of a shallot, a clove of garlic, fresh lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil. One of the best things about this salad is it gets better the longer it sits-it even tastes fantastic 4 days later, so I make a big huge bowl of it and eat healthy for days!
Another thing I like to do a few days a week in the morning is make a big pitcher of flavored water. I cut up a fresh lemon, grab a couple handfuls of fresh mint from my yard and put a little bit of fresh squeezed orange, grapefruit, or lemon juice along in with the water just to flavor it a little and then let it sit in the refrigerator and drink from it for a couple days refilling the water as needed. You can add other things you like such as fresh berries, or sliced cucumber makes it very delicious and refreshing like you're at a spa!

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