I've worked in the fitness industry for 15 years now. We've long known biodiversity of the diet is the most optimal way of eating because the more diverse the diet, the more nutrients and vitamins one consumes.
A simple and easy way to eat more diverse produce is through raw food salads, and Dr. Fuhrman's dressing is an excellent compliment to consume more whole and raw food without making junky salad dressings.
What is unique about this dressing is that it uses walnuts to replace oil and raisins to replace any sweeteners that go into dressings. Walnuts look like little brains and are major sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, so these little nuts aide in heart and brain function.
This by far is my favorite salad dressing recipe I've ever had and made.
Dr. Fuhrman is a medical doctor who healed himself from an injury with alternative medicine. That healing experience inspired him to become a medical doctor. He advocates for eating G-BOMBS, which is considered the healthiest, most anti-cancer foods. What does G-BOMBS stand for?
This rainbow salad was inspired by G-Bombs; however, you can add, eliminate or swap any vegetables. To make this a further rainbow salad, one can add purple cabbage, purple onion or even blueberries. I am not a fan of mushrooms or raw onions in any traditional raw salad, unless it is a more hearty kale salad.
However, choose the ingredients that work best for you and your budget!
Dr Fuhrman's No Oil Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes 3/4-1 cup
Salad Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup balsamic vinager
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup raisins
1 clove garlic
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp dried thyme
For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
For the salad, choose the vegetables you would like to add in, including a bean and seed if desired. Wash, chop, mix together and top with dressing. Enjoy!
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com