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Brain Boost Salad

Serves 4  | Prep Time: 10 minutes (add a little extra if you don’t have the toasted nuts and seeds ready | Cook Time: 8 minutes

 You deserve the best food for your brain and body. Here’s a salad that incorporates some of the best foods to fuel your engine. I add croutons last minute. It’s totally optional.

Ingredients

  •  4 cups arugula
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries (or any seasonal fruit)
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 8 eggs, hard boiled and halved (see chef says)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons, toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (for garnish)

For the cider vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

1/4 teaspoon kosher or Himalayan sea salt + freshly ground black pepper

Chef Tips

For the perfect hard cooked egg: place eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and turn off the heat. Cover and set a timer for 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water or plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking. Peel the eggs and enjoy. 

Preparation

Step 1 (for the dressing)

Place all ingredients in a small jar. Cover and and shake well. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine the arugula, spinach, walnuts, and blueberries in a bowl. Dress with a few tablespoons of cider vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and taste. Adjust seasoning as needed. Place a bowl if you fancy or leave it if you don’t want to wash another dish. Sprinkle the hemp, pumpkin and black sesame seeds all over.