LONGEVITY ANTIOXIDANT SALAD BOWL22nd May 2018
This delicious, healthy, vibrant nutrient rich salad uses fresh herbs and dried herbs and spices. Strongly rejuvenating and healing and exercises the taste buds with savoury, tart, tangy, sour and bitter flavours. The following is enough to make a large bowl for 4.
- 1 cup of fresh Mint leaves
- 1 cup of fresh Basil leaves
- ½ cup of fresh Lemon thyme or thyme leaves
- 1 cup of fresh Parsley or Coriander leaves
- ½ cup of Macadamia nuts or any activated nuts you enjoy
- 1 cup of fresh Shitake mushrooms or 1/2 a cup of dried, rehydrated
- 1 medium raw beetroot, grated
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 green apple, grated or 1 orange, segmented or 1 cup of pomegranate (if in season) or other seasonal fruit such as figs or persimmon
- 1 small knob of fresh grated ginger root
- 1 lemon, lime or orange, juiced and zested
- 2-3 tablespoons of cold pressed, extra virgin Olive oil
- A pinch of natural salt and cracked pepper
- 1 tablespoon of dried Seaweed flakes
- 1 tablespoon of white and/or black Sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon of Nigella seeds
- 1 teaspoon Ovvio Organic Mexican Spice blend or a blend of Paprika powder, Chilli flakes, Cumin seed, Oregano leaf, Black peppercorn, Garlic granules
Add herbs, fruit & vegetables to a bowl and mix. In a separate small bowl mix dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Add seasoning and toss again. Serve with protein.
SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC HEALTH BENEFITS
Botanical name: Mentha x piperita
Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antibacterial, antiseptic, cooling, and carminative herb. Peppermint helps relieve spasms in the muscles, reduces the feelings of nausea and may relieve/prevent vomiting. Indicated for use for colds, intestinal colic, indigestion, flatulent dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, immune booster, anti-depressive, anti-anxiety.
Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris
Actions and indications: Traditionally used as a relaxing expectorant, antispasmodic, digestive and carminative. Indicated for dry, irritable asthmatic conditions and coughs, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis and the common cold. Excellent, antiseptic mouth wash and sore throat gargle.
Botanical name: Petroselinum crispum
Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antioxidant, to treat digestive issues – bloating, constipation, acid reflux and wind, bladder and kidney stones, bad breath, arthritic, fluid retention, common cold and skin issues.
Coriander leaf & seed
Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum
Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antioxidant – a rich source of carotenoids. The seeds are indicated for colic, indigestion, wind, bloating, strengthen the stomach and reduce fever.
Nigella seeds aka Black cumin seeds
Botanical name: Nigella sativa
Actions and indications: Traditionally used to support a loss of appetite, fever, indigestion, diarrhea, oedema, general weakness, asthma, chest congestion and arthritis.
Botanical name: Origanum vulgare
Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory indicated for the mouth, respiratory and gut infections.
Botanical name: Capsicum SPP
Actions and indications: Traditionally used to stimulate the circulatory system, metabolism and gastric juices, diaphoretic (promotes sweat during fevers).
Botanical name: Cuminum cyminum
Actions and indications: Traditionally used to aid digestion – bloating, wind, colic, boost the immune system and treat infections. Antioxidant rich. Promote detoxification.
Botanical name: Allium sativum
Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an anti-pathogenic (dysbiosis, candida and parasites), lowers cholesterol, reduce blood platelet clumping, chronic bronchitis or respiratory infections, influenza, and to support vascular health.