Not Your Usual Salads

From Dr. Fuhrman’s book Disease-Proof Your Child:

Green Banana Power Blended Salad
2-3 ounces washed baby spinach
3-4 ounces washed romaine lettuce
1 banana
½ avocado
5 medjool dates
1 tablespoon black fig vinegar (optional)
Blend well into a smooth pudding-like consistency in the food processor, Vita-Mix, or a powerful blender by shoving the lettuce down into the blades with a cucumber or carrot used as a plunging tool. Blending raw greens until smooth greatly increase the absorption of nutrients from out digestive tract, delivering a powerful nutrient punch. Serves 2.

Pecan Maple Salad
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup regular (original) soy milk
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
2 medjool dates
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons spicy pecan vinegar (optional)
Mix in blender half the chopped pecans with the other ingredients. Then when creamy take out of the blender and add the rest of the pecans so the dressing remains lumpy, with some crunch. Pour over baby romaine lettuce or spinach for that soft but crunchy salad. It is also good with chunks of pear mixed in. Serves 4-6.
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Elijah - August 10, 2006 12:03 AM

These salads sound great, I like how you take into account the "mouthfeel" factor for the "Pecan Maple Salad"!!!

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Paul - December 13, 2006 9:54 AM

I love the green banana salad and now eat this for lunch on a regular basis. I'm not a big fan of sweets, so I cut down on the number of dates (3) and added some arugula in addition to the spinach.

When I am done with the with the carrot-plunger, I usually just drop it into the salad for some extra beta carotene.

jody davis - July 1, 2007 7:48 PM

Do you loose any nutrients by blending
salads.I have been blending spinich.

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