Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fresh Food, Fresh Look, Fresh Detox Salad

What is your idea and desire to feel great, look fantastic, be amazingly energetic and healthy during ALL seasons of the year, not just for this month or occasion or a trip here and there? What do you really feel about this subject?

Most importantly, what do you really do about it?

Taking into the account responsibilities we need to attend to on the daily basis and frequently the stress that comes with that, we should take our emotional, physical, phsycological needs seriously. And make it a priority, without which nothing will be done at best.

From my close circle of friends, I do know that some of them do what needs to be done partially or selectively, depending on time, availability, etc.

Only consistency counts! I don't want to be rude or disrespectful to anyone. But to drive this message home, I need to say this.

In the quiet of your own, you could decide what needs to be done and at what schedule. Time does not wait for anyone or anything. Make a month of January a robust starting point for your new year. New You, if needed.

Here's a great and simple salad that would feed your body and give you more energy for your daily life.

Cucumber Detox Salad

Ingredients:

1 medium size cucumber, sliced
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
6 cups trimmed watercress
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained, quartered
2 celery stalks, sliced
1/2 cup sliced red onion (or use any onion of your choice)
1/2 cup feta cheese
black pepper to taste

Preparation:
1. Slice cucumber
2. Salad Dressing: Process 3/4 cup cucumber + fresh lemon juice in blender + add olive oil, pulse + add black pepper => Transfer into a large bowl
3. Add to the bowl with the dressing the remaining ingredients: sliced cucumber, watercress, artichoke hearts, celery, red onion, feta cheese.
4. Toss all added ingredients with the salad dressing, and you are ready to serve yourself a great salad!

Celebrate A New You Today!