Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Detox Salad w/ Prosecco Vinaigrette Ft. Intrepid Hearts

You guys I have a real treat for you today! And not like my usual treat... its not a brownie or a cookie! Its a guest post by Anna from Intrepid Hearts! She is sharing a delicious recipe with us today and it is so on brand! Its a Detox Salad with a Prosecco Vinaigrette! Sign me up! First a little bit about Anna! 

Anna is actively pursuing a personal state of Chidananda, a state of blissful consciousness, through the incorporation of an organic diet, yoga, meditation, and continuous education.  Earning her B.S. in Nutritional Science from The Pennsylvania State University expanded her understanding of what is takes to balance a healthy, active lifestyle even while traveling,  which she does constantly and is always on the move to her next destination. Anna has a dare to be different approach to her personal style and asks herself, too much or never enough? Always concluding with the latter. Her extensive experience with a clean lifestyle, along with world travels and culinary arts allow her to provide a unique perspective to co-create the free spirited vision of Intrepid Hearts.  
Anna makes up one-half of the blog, Intrepid hearts. A wanderlusting world of two creative gypsy souls set to enlighten, inspire and cultivate a powerful community of wellness centered women.Follow Gigi and Anna to discover the modern girl’s guide to living an alternative and fashionable life.

New year, new you, right? Well we all like to set great intentions for ourselves in the New Year, but sometimes set our sights a little too high and don’t end up committing. The only way to see real life changes in 2018 is to take small steps  towards creating a lifestyle change that will sustain your healthy journey throughout the year. Mindfully eating a beautifying detox salad for lunch is the perfect way to take a step in the right direction and to ease the transition spritz some Prosecco Vinaigrette on top! 

This easy detox salad can be prepped in advance for a delicious, healthy lunch that will help keep you on track and allow you to still enjoy some indulgences with friends on the weekends! Don’t let the party stop and top your salad with this bubbly, sparkling and so on brand Prosecco Vinaigrette! 

KALE: High in Fiber, Vitamin A, C, K, B6
CABBAGE: Cruciferous veggies are loaded with fiber, phytochemicals and nutrients. Reasons why I love cabbage and 11 ways to prepare it here.  
CAULIFLOWER: Another cruciferous veggie is packed with anti-inflammatory and heart healthy properties that make it a great addition to a detox salad.  
FENNEL: Great for digestion fennel is rich in vitamin C and phytonutrients like anethole which can reduce inflammation. 
SEAWEED: I LOVE throwing some seaweed on my salads, soups, rice dishes. It is vibrantly high in minerals and nutrients like iodine, folate, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Dulse and Nori flakes can be easily found in the Asian or exotic foods section of your grocery store. 
SESAME SEEDS: High levels of zinc help support collagen production and these little seeds help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. 
HEMP SEEDS: Everyone knows we are obsessed with HEMP over at Intrepid Hearts  High in healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber. Always a great addition to help improve the health of any dish.  
CAYENNE : A sprinkle of spicy cayenne helps with circulation. So get the blood pumping and add some spice to your life. 

Detox Salad Ingredients 

1 bunch Kale
1/2 cup Shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup diced Fennel
1/2 cup Sliced Cauliflower 
1 Tablespoon Dulse Flakes (Nori, other seaweed) 
1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds 
1 Tablespoon Hemp Seeds

Combine ingredients in a large salad bowl 

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Prosecco Vinaigrette 

¼ cup Prosecco 
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small Shallot, minced 
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup for vegans
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste 
Optional: Dash of Cayenne Pepper 

Whisk all ingredients except prosecco and spices. Add prosecco slowly and season with spices to taste. 


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