We’ve been getting some more rain here the last few days and some frustrated and bored chihuahuas who want more walks.
Leela has even been stalking me around the house for any hint of leash time.
Rain outside is no problem with kale growing away in the AeroGarden inside, here’s what the kale looks like after 21 days!
It’s time to start harvesting it for salads and smoothies!
One of the studies Dr. Michael Greger mentioned in Sunday’s presentation is the link in red wine and prevention of breast cancer for women. He followed it up with eating red grapes is beneficial too because of the nutrient in the skin. Or you could use organic raisins as a sweetener in blender sauces and smoothies in place of medjool dates. Especially when I scored this huge box of organic raisins from Costco considerably cheaper than medjool dates!
And got inspired to create a sweet and tangy avocado dressing with apple, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard. A vinaigrette recipe that had way too much oil and sugar in it inspired this version and it was perfect for a hearty romaine salad.
Simple Sweet Apple Dressing
- 1 apple, chopped
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 avocado, seeded and scooped
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup raisins
- ½ cup water as needed
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 2-4 servings.
Okay, the color looks interesting, sure.
But it makes up for that with texture and zingy flavor!
And would be perfect with kale and spinach salads too.
Get your grapes on with this super salad combo!