If you have spent any time at all reading this website, you know that I believe that healthy food is medicine and the key to long term health. My motto is, “I want food to nourish and sustain me, not just entertain me”. So, with that tall order, I try and stay away from donuts, cupcakes and other processed foods that have no, (or actually negative,) nutritional value. For me, I don’t feel as good when I eat meat, dairy, processed foods and high carb sugary foods. I love green food, colored food, crunchy food and that usually means fruits and vegetables.
I decided to make a salad with several ingredients on the list of most alkaline foods, and add a super healthy dressing. I came up with this deliciousness. Whether you are a fan of the alkaline/acid diet theory or not, (Greenopedia has a helpful chart here and Kris Carr has a good summary here), one can’t deny that eating these alkaline foods will be good for your health. David Wolfe wrote an article touting the benefits of including alkaline foods in your diet here.
After eating this salad, you too, will be a believer! I chose cucumber, avocado, baby broccoli, raspberries, toasted almonds, baby kale, papaya and watermelon–you can use these 8 foods, or add some of your own favorites. I have already eaten this salad as I write this post, and I can say, it was awesome!
In addition to the hearty goodness of the alkaline foods that comprise the salad, I put together an immune boosting dressing, using The Master Tonic as the base, and adding olive oil, goji berries and dates to create the dressing. I want to drink this dressing!
- 1 cup watermelon
- 1 cup cucumber (sliced or spiral, like mine)
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 sliced avocado
- 1 cup baby broccoli
- 1 cup papaya
- 1/2 cup toasted almonds
- 4 cups baby kale
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup master tonic
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 4 dates
- pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup garlic
- 1/4 cup onion
- 2 tbsp horseradish
- 2 knobs tumeric
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 32 oz organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup ginger
- juice of 1 lemon
- Mix all ingredients together except almonds
- Toss Salad
- Mix master tonic and olive oil and salt together.
- Add dates and goji berries to blender and blend until smooth.
- Drizzle dressing on salad and sprinkle toasted almonds.
- Add all ingredients to apple cider vinegar.
- Blend all ingredients just until they are mixed together, not liquified
- Let tonic set in jar for 1-2 weeks, shaking periodically.
- Strain ingredients and add remaining vinegar mixture to a jar with a top
- Use in salad dressing or for immune boosting.
- *There are many variations of the master tonic online. Some ingredients and wait time may differ, but I like and use this recipe.
This master tonic alleviates many viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases and strengthens the immune system. Each ingredient has unique benefits and contains many anti-viral and immune boosting ingredients:
Many use the Master Tonic on a daily basis to strengthen their immune system, or to address a specific problem. For our purposes, we are using it to add to other ingredients to create the salad dressing. This recipe makes about 5 cups of master tonic, which you can use for dressing, or take 1-2 tablespoons daily to obtain the health benefits on a continual basis. I am really anxious to try that, so I will be using the remaining master tonic to see how it works. Will get back to you–in the meantime, enjoy this Super Alkaline Salad!*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These recipes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.