Farm Fresh Spring Salad
2 bountiful handfuls of the fresh greens of your choice (mixed, spinach, baby kale are yum!)
3-5 sprigs of fresh asparagus
1-2 radishes, sliced into rounds
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/4 small lemon
1 drop doTERRA lemon essential oil
*Optional: 1/8 teaspoon sweetener of your choice
1 teaspoon of any fresh herbs you have on-hand (basil, thyme, and tarragon are lovely choices…), chopped
Place the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon oil, optional sweetener, and herbs in a bowl. Whisk together.
Mix the salad greens in the salad dressing and toss to coat.
Blanch or lightly sauté your asparagus.
Fry an egg.
Serve the salad mix (or just leave it in the same bowl).
Place the fried egg and asparagus atop the salad mix. Enjoy!
Asparagus: Asparagus is packed with vitamins K and A, as well as iron and folate. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and abounds with antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and the minerals zinc, manganese, and selenium. See here for more health benefits and nutritional information.
Lemon: Lemons are vitamin C powerhouses. Great for immunity, vitamin C can also be helpful for preventing the development and progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. See here for more health benefits and nutritional info.
Lemon Essential Oil: Lemon oil has many properties including antidepressant, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic, and antioxidant. It is refreshing and invigorating, had can be used to help lower blood pressure, improve memory, ease sore throats and anxiety, help dissolve cellulite, boost energy, calm digestive problems, cleanse the lymphatic system cleansing, and promote a sense of well-being. It is also miraculous for removing grease, gum, oil, and unwanted marks and spots. See here to learn more about doTERRA essential oils.
Mixed Greens: Salad greens abound with vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, calcium, folate, fiber, and other phytonutrients. Make sure to rinse them thoroughly before eating. See here for more health benefits and safe handling instructions and nutritional information.
Olive Oil: Olive Oil is packed phytonutrients including polyphenols. Most of the polyphenols in olive oil function as both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients in the body. When eaten in moderation, olive oil can be very beneficial to our gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health. See here for more health benefits and nutritional information.
Radish: These easy-to-grow root veggies are a good source of riboflavin, bitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, copper and manganese. They’re also low in cholesterol and high in dietary fiber. See here for more nutritional information.