This is an optimally healthy salad that offers a variety of raw vegetables and herbs, as well as the amazing health benefits of raw, living sprouts. It is naturally low in sodium and fat, cholesterol free and high in fiber. It offers healthy carbohydrates and is abundant in protein. It is simple to make and offers pure nutrient dense calories.
TYPE: Salad, Appetizer, Lunch, Dinner
PREP TIME: < 15 mins (not counting sprouting time)
SERVINGS: not set, make according to personal needs
- Refined Sugar-free
- Romaine Lettuce (organic)
- Fresh Parsley (organic)
- Fresh Dill (organic)
- Mung Bean Sprouts (organic)
- Broccoli (organic)
- Tomatoes (organic)
- Cucumber (organic)
- Yellow Bell Pepper (organic)
- Olives (organic, raw)
- Lemon (organic)
- Sea Salt (unrefined)
- Black Pepper (organic)
- Salad Spinner
- Cutting Board
- Sprout some mung beans several days before needing them for this recipe. You can read the following resource if you need help on how to sprout mung beans.
- Wash the lettuce leafs and remove excess water using salad spinner.
- Cut the lettuce leafs with a knife, vertically and horizontally into bite size pieces and put into familial or individual bowl(s).
- Rinse the parsley and dill, shake off excess water and finely chop a desired amount.
- Place the parsley and dill into your salad bowl(s).
- Rinse the broccoli, cut it up into small pieces, and add into salad bowl(s).
- Rinse the tomatoes, dice, and add into salad bowl(s).
- Rinse the cucumber, cut into slices, then into quarters, and add into salad bowl(s).
- Rinse the bell pepper, core and remove the seeds, dice into small pieces, and add into salad bowl(s).
- Slice (unless pre-sliced) some olives and add into salad bowl(s).
- Toss and mix all of the vegetables together.
- Add in a desired amount of mung bean sprouts to the salad.
- Rinse and juice half to a full lemon and drizzle over your salad.
- Season to taste with salt and/or pepper. Enjoy!
Meal Nutritional Benefits
- Excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and is a rich alkaline food source
- good source of: vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, molybdenum, manganese, potassium and many other vitamins and minerals
- contains antioxidant properties to prevent cancer, enhance healthy immune function and promote a healthy digestive system
- for more information, visit the Romaine lettuce detailed overview World’s Healthiest Foods
- Provides unique health benefits through its volatile oils, antioxidants and flavonoids
- good source of (in descending order): vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and iron
- helps neutralize some carcinogens and has been known to inhibit tumor formation
- enhances proper cardiovascular health and provides protection against rheumatoid arthritis
- for more information, visit the parsley detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
- good source of (in descending order): iron, manganese and calcium
- contains healing properties thanks to monoterpenes and flavonoids
- helps prevent bone loss and promotes overall good health
- contains anti-bacterial properties
- for more information, visit the dill detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
Mung Beans (sprouted):
- Are low in fat, a good source of protein, and fiber
- good source of (in descending order): vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, fiber, vitamin B1, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, potassium, and zinc
- help lower high cholesterol, improve digestion, stabilize blood sugar in body by preventing rapid rise after meal
- perfectly balanced food in Ayurveda
- for more information, visit the raw, sprouted, mung bean overview from NutritionData.com and Understanding Sprouts
- good source of (in descending order): vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, fiber, manganese, tryptophan, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, phosphorus, magnesium, protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B5, iron, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, zinc and vitamin E
- contains phytonutrients and antioxidants to help protect against cancers especially (bladder, ovarian and prostate), increases cell’s detoxification ability and supports stomach health
- helps fix sun damaged skin, prevents cataracts, boosts the immune system, helps build stronger bones and helps prevent birth defects while pregnant
- for more information, visit the broccoli detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
- great alkaline source to decrease body’s acidic levels
- good source of (in descending order): water, vitamin C, molybdenum, vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate, fiber and silica
- promotes healthy skin, intestinal health and blood pressure
- for more information, visit the cucumber detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
- Excellent source of lycopene – an antioxidant found to decrease many cancers as well as heart disease
- good source of (in descending order): vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, molybdenum, potassium, manganese, fiber, chromium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and folate
- aside from preventing a list of cancers, especially of the prostate, they also enhance prostate health, colon health and pancreatic health
- for more information, visit the tomatoes detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
- good source of (in descending order): vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, fiber, molybdenum, vitamin K, manganese, folate, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin E, tryptophan and copper
- helps reduce risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, protects against rheumatoid arthritis, promotes healthy eyesight and lungs, and enhances overall good health
- for more information, visit the bell peppers detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
- great source of monounsaturated fats
- good source of (in descending order): iron, vitamin E, fiber and copper
- have anti-inflammatory compounds, have antioxidant properties for fighting cancers and offer protection from heart disease
- for more information, visit the olives detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods