I’m not even going to make excuses for the fact that things have gotten a little stale over here on the old blog. I’m sure it’s self explanatory that when I get busy, something’s gotta give and this blog (aka my little labor of love) definitely gets tossed to the side for more important things, like work and keeping my sanity. BUT life has calmed down some (I moved yet again – in the past 6 months, I’ve lived in 5 houses and numerous couches…no for real) so I finally have time to resurrect the blog and share a little gem of a recipe with you all (or should I say y’all? No matter how long I live in Texas, that phrase will always sound foreign coming from my lips…).
So it’s May, which means that summer is quickly approaching (or if you’re lucky enough to live in a warm climate like me, then it’s basically already here). Summer = swim suit season, and I don’t care how confident you are with yourself, wearing a tiny piece of Lycra makes even the most secure a little more self conscious. To help ready my bikini body, I’ve been trying to include lots of fresh fruits and veggies in my diet to help me fill up without filling out (ha) and to banish bloat. I created this recipe awhile ago and have since tested it on my roommates, who gave it their enthusiastic approval, and at a little get together we had at our house where it was almost gone before I got any so I’m guessing it didn’t suck that bad :)
Enter my Summer Detox Salad. Each ingredient was carefully selected for a specific purpose to help detoxify your bod. You’ll notice that there aren’t specific amounts posted for the ingredients; that’s because I hate to measure out things when I cook and tend to just go with the flow. So just chop up the following into whatever ratio you feel like and enjoy :)
SUMMER DETOX SALAD: (note: use all fresh produce and organic if possible)
-cucumber, cut into rounds then quartered (or whatever you feel like, it’s your salad)
-cantaloupe, cut into cubes
-juice from 2 (or more) limes, fresh squeezed (can also use lemon, which is probably even more detoxifying)
-splash of red wine vinegar (could also sub apple cider vinegar, but I prefer red wine for the taste)
-dash of sea salt (don’t get too crazy now, it still is salt and too much WILL make you bloat, trust me)
Chop, mix, and enjoy! Doesn’t it even look fresh and healthy?
Have an amazing week and let me know if you try the salad :)