Are you still trying to recover from your past week of exciting parties and celebrations? Your head still hurts from one too many drinks or you constantly feel tired despite dosing up on much needed sleep? This is your body’s way of telling you to increase your vitamin and mineral intake, and what better way to do this than through a healthy, nutrient dense, refreshing salad!
Select ingredients rich in electrolytes like bananas and kiwifruit, smoked salmon for added minerals and source of protein. These ingredients are packed with alkalising minerals such as potassium, calcium magnesium to restore your body’s pH balance. Also include coloured veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, red capsicum and fresh red onions that contribute to vitamins that will boost your immunity.
1 red capsicum, sliced
½ bag mixed salad greens (may include baby spinach, rocket leaves, lettuce)
1 tomato, sliced
1 cucumber, diced
½ red onion, sliced
2 kiwifruits, diced
150g smoked salmon
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper and salt to taste
In a large mixing bowl, toss all ingredients and ensure it is well mixed. Prepare salad dressing in a small saucer and drizzle over salad. For a more filling salad, add 2 hard-boiled eggs and slice equally before adding to salad. Eggs contain cysteine which has shown to have the ability to reduce the after-effects of acetaldehyde produced from alcohol.