Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Healthy Salad Dressings, Vinaigrettes, Salsa and more!

Orange Cashew Dressing: 

Basic Salad Dressing:
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp tamari
1 Tbsp mustard
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1 lime or lemon or orange (you pick!)
1 Tbsp agave nectar or raw honey
1 tsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp wheat germ
Water to desired consistency
Whisk the ingredients together in a bowl or quickly blend couple seconds in vita-mix.

Dijon Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 to 2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, diced
Whisk away!

3 large tomatoes (cut in half or quarters)
1 jalapeno pepper (remove seeds)
2 cloves garlic
1 cup cilantro
1 small onion (cut in half) or 2 green onions
Juice of 1 lime
Sea Salt if you desire.....I don't use any salt.
Blend all together until desired consistency.  In my Vita-Mix it takes 5 seconds. 
I love this salsa served fresh!   I pour it over my garden burgers.  My family likes blue chips with it.  You can use it for crackers, pita bread, or toasted corn tortillas.  Yummy!

Enjoy the recipes! 

Fresh Juice Recipes

Please note you can make larger portions, put in a canning jar & set aside in fridge for later in day for a healthy snack or meal replacement.

Digestive Cocktail
2 Oranges
1 Grapefruit
1/2 Lemon, with the skin.
Peel the orange and grapefruit, leaving on as much white pith as possible.

Apple Cranberry Blast
4 Apples
1 cup cranberries (add more if you can handle it stronger)
Cranberries are very healthy.  I will triple this recipe often.

Pomegranate Blast
5 Apples
1 Pomegrante (skin and all, cut to fit juicer)
This baby is loaded with Vitamin C and potassium.  Add more or less apple to taste.

World Famous Lemonade
4 apples, 1/4 lemon with skin
I usually quadruple this recipe.  Serve the juice over crushed ice or drink plain.

The Champ
8 carrots, 4 apples
Full of beta-carotene.  In fact, when I come across really sweet carrots I don't even add the apples.

Mean Green Juice
6 Kale Leaves, 2 green apples, 1 peeled cucumber, 1/2 lemon, 4 stalks celery, 1 ginger root (thumbsize)
This green juice is one of my favorites.  This will clean out your system and load you up with valuable nutrients.

Here is an Orange Julius recipe given to me from a friend:

"Dan.. here is my Orange Julius recipe. I have a Vita Mix so everything goes in and I drink it whole but I guess you could juice the oranges and add the rest..... I use a couple whole oranges (well, peel them), a couple spoonfuls of pineapple, a shot of lemon juice and a cup of organic almond milk .. and blend. It's really good!"


Savory Green Smoothie:

Funny Green Smoothie, but with important information:

Anti-Aging Green Smoothie: