I posted a version of my “Wonder Woman Salad” on Instagram and have had requests for the “recipe”, so I thought I would post a few things like this salad that help me have a better day.
- Lemon Water
If you are fighting cancer (or a tumor, like I am) or trying to prevent cancer from returning, this is extremely important. Cancer thrives in an acidic environment, but hates an alkaline one. There are expensive alkalizing machines you can purchase…or you can just buy organic lemons! It’s very important to only use organic lemons to avoid pesticides and added chemicals, and to make sure your water is purified – distilled is best.
Slice a couple of lemons (organic lemons tend to be very small, so I use 2) and put them in a glass…not plastic, but glass and let them sit. I place cold, purified water in a glass with lemon slices in it by my bed – over night – so I can start my day by drinking a full glass the next morning. Then, I refill it and drink several more glasses throughout the day. This is the simplest way to stay hydrated while also making sure my system stays more alkaline than acidic.
When life hands you lemons, be happy!
- Be-Happy Berry Smoothie
I’m not really a “recipe” person…it’s just not my personality to be that specific. Most of my diet is a work in progress. If I find something that seems to help me feel better and have a better day, I try to include it.
I’m also very mindful of my food allergies (shellfish, tree nut and peanuts) which can cause me to miss some nutrients that other recipes cover. Being mostly Vegan (except for The Budwig Protocol) and nut-free creates challenges for my protein intake, so I add things to my morning smoothie that others may not need to add.
This is just what works well for me, and it’s delicious!
*8 ounces Hemp Milk (unsweetened)
*1 scoop plant-based protein mix (nut-free)
*1 cup frozen organic berries
*1 TBS “NanoEpa” emulsified fish oil (with Vitamin D & E)
*Raw-shelled hemp seeds – 1 TBS as garnish
Blend everything except the hemp seeds in a smoothie blender (I use a Ninja). Garnish with hemp seeds. Drink within 15 minutes.
- Wonder Woman Salad (AKA Super Green Salad)
Now, the name certainly doesn’t mean that you can only eat this salad if you’re a woman. I only named it that after my blog “Striking the Wonder Woman” because I know that when I’m eating things like this salad, I’m striking the Wonder Woman stance, and I’m taking charge of my day.
Again, I’m not really a recipe person, and then especially applies when I’m making a salad…most of my salads would be better named “Dump Salad” because I just keep dumping things in until I run out of things to add. For example, in my picture you may notice pickles…that’s because I had some awesome pickles that day, so I threw them in at the last minute. Also, organic vegetables don’t last very long, so some days I will plan to use kale but my kale has gone bad, so I’ll replace it with spinach…
Here are the basic ingredients, though:
*Greens – Kale, Spinach or Spring Mix – just make sure it’s organic
*6 ounces Organic Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) unheated
*1 TBS vegan, soy-free “mayo”
*1 TBS organic German mustard
*1/2 cup sprouts – kale or broccoli – sprouts have more concentrated nutrition than they’re full-grown counterparts, so they are super important!
*1 sliced avocado
*pumpkin and sunflower seeds
*1 TBS raw-shelled hemp seeds
Place greens on plate. Mix chickpeas, mayo and mustard in a separate bowl. Add to greens. Top with avocado and sprouts, and finish with seeds.
These are just a few things on my “List” that just help me have a better day, lessen my symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation, and give me the energy to strike that Wonder Woman and tackle whatever my day throws at me.
Have an awesome one!
Peace to you…