Tuesday, May 21, 2013

RECIPE: Weightless Watermelon Salad

Weightless Watermelon Salad

Last weekend I was invited to make my 'Weightless Watermelon Salad' at the annual Seed Expo in NYC. I was honored to speak alongside celebrity vegan IRONMAN, and bestselling author Brendan Brazier, Gena Hamshaw, author of Choosing Raw, and my client and friend, best-selling author of "Main Street Vegan," Victoria Moran, and MORE! 

I had a BLAST and a half rockin' my Madonna-esque mic... 

Chef + Speaker, Tatiana Ridley 
@ The Seed Expo

Here's my easy peasy recipe for my Weightless Watermelon Salad ~ perfect for your summer picnic, par-tay, lunch or dinner... With ONLY 5 ingredients, it's super simple to make, jam-packed with healthylicious nutrients and low-calorie - hence the weightless moniker.

The less ingredients the body has to break down for digestion, the easier it is for the body to thrive! Oh yeah, and I'm a BIG fan of any sorta life hack to make life just a bit easier. I tell my clients to keep it simple when they prepare their meals and try to...

 Keep it under five to thrive!™

RECIPE: Weightless Watermelon Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
~ Organic Arugula
~ Watermelon - Whole OR chopped up into chunks
~ Cheese - Either Feta or a nut-based, vegan cheese
~ Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
~ Balsamic Vinaigrette 

~ Cutting Board
~ Knife
~ Salad Bowl
~ Salad Tossers

1) Wash arugula and place it in the salad bowl.

2) Chop up watermelon into 1/2 inch cubes (OR buy them pre-chopped) and throw them into the salad bowl.

3) Chop the cheese into 1/2 inch cubes and toss them into the salad bowl.

4) Drizzle the EVOO and Balsamic Vinaigrette onto the salad and toss.

5) Enjoy!

Nitty Gritty Nutrition Facts:

Arugula is a great source o' the following health benefits:

Vitamin A - Great for eyes, skin, bones, teeth, and immunity.

Vitamin C - Cancer preventing anti-oxidant and immunity booster. 
Vitamin K - Bone density and brain function.

Watermelon is 92% water, this melon is a natural diuretic that hydrates and cleanses the body. 

Celebrate #NationalWatermelonDay with a Weightless Watermelon Salad!!!

Blissfully Yours,

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