Other greens can be substituted or added, so use whatever you have on hand, such as romaine, Swiss chard, or even cabbage. Makes 4-6 servings.
2 cups packed baby spinach
2 cups packed red leaf lettuce
2 cups packed, shredded kale
2 small avocados, sliced
1 cup broccoli sprouts
1 cup sunflower sprouts (or additional cup of broccoli sprouts or other sprout.)
2 cups chopped tomatoes
2/3 cup dulse strips
½ cup hemp seeds
1 tsp spirulina, chlorella, or blue-green algae.
¼ cup Protein Crunch Mix (optional) See below.*
3 Tbs lemon juice
3 Tbs flax oil
1 tsp crushed garlic
Sea salt to taste
Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Toss gently.
Nutrition note – Spirulina, chlorella, and blue-green algae are a bit of an acquired taste. Try just a sprinkle and work your way up, and soon you might find yourself craving it. They are high incomplete protein and B vitamins, including B 12.
*Protein Crunch Mix
This high-protein mix (about11 grams per1/4 cup) makes a great addition to salads when you want a little crunch, or just eat it as a snack. I keep a small container of it in my car for when I’m on the go.
1-1/2 cups hulled buckwheat groats, soaked 1 hour
¾ cup sunflower seeds, soaked 4-6 hours
¾ cup pumpkin seeds, soaked 4-6 hours
5 Tbs Tamari
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder.
Rinse and drain the buckwheat groats very well along with the sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
In a medium size bowl, combine all the ingredients and spread over 2 dehydrator trays lined with nonstick sheets. Dry at 110 degrees for 8 hours or until completely dry.
The mix will keepfor1 month in an airtight container.
- From Going Raw, by Judita Wignal