Salads are delicious all year round and they are a great way to get in your daily dose of mood-enhancing fruits, veggies, seeds, and nuts. Here's an Asian salad recipe I found in Extraordinary Health magazine (vol. 24). And, as always, I recommend using all organic ingredients to boost your mood and overall health and wellness. This recipe is vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and 100% good for your mood.
Salad Ingredients: (all organic)
3 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups sunflower sprouts
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
1 avocado, thinkly sliced
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Dressing Ingredients: (all organic)
1/4 cup sweet white miso
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Garden of Life RAW Organics Chia Seed
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root
1 tablespoon sesame seed oil (unrefined)
1/2 cup water
Putting it all together:
For the salad, combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl, except the avocado and cilantro.
For the dressing, put all dressing ingredients into a bowl and whisk. Pour dressing into a glass jar, cover, and shake well.
To combine the salad and dressing, pour 1/3 cup of dressing over the salad and toss. You may store the remainder of the dressing in the jar and use as needed. Garnish with the avocado sliced and chopped cilantro.
Holland Miller, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, provides individual and group therapy for adolescents and adults in Austin, TX. Specializing in the treatment of depression, chronic low mood, and chronic stress, she incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLCs) to enhance positive mood, healthy functioning, and overall well-being.
Dr. Miller is particularly passionate about working with adolescent girls and adult women who want to boost their mood and energy, improve their self-esteem and relationships with others, better cope with stress while reducing anxiety and tension, and develop healthy lifestyle habits for lasting wellness.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two mischievous goldendoodles. She can be found discovering the latest Austin adventure, reading and researching, exploring the outdoors on hiking and camping trips, and trying out new recipes.
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