Papaya Avocado Berry Salad
Do you find that you’re often puffy and bloated (maybe constipated too!), only adding to that feeling of being weighed down? We’ve got a fiber-packed Papaya Avocado Berry Salad recipe that will not only surprise your taste buds with the unique combination of fresh plant foods, but it will appease your digestive system - no bloated bellies here! Grab the recipe.
Combine the following in a medium bowl:
1 medium papaya, diced
1 medium avocado, diced
¾ cup jicama, diced
⅓ cup fresh berries, sliced or whole
2 Tbs or 4 halves walnuts, chopped & toasted
Then make the Berry Balsamic Salad Dressing:
2 cups mixed fresh berries, frozen thawed ok (like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries)
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tb fresh citrus juice (like lemon, lime or orange juice)
2 tsp honey, unpasteurized
1 tsp Dijon or spicy mustard
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink or Grey/Celtic Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Optional additions: to kick your dressing up a notch, add 1 small clove garlic, chopped &/or 1 Tb finely chopped fresh thyme leaves.
In a blender or mini food processor, puree berries. Place a small strainer over a bowl. Pour pureed berries into strainer, pressing with the back of a spoon to remove the seeds. Return pureed berries to blender or food processor.
Add all remaining ingredients except oil; process until smooth. Add the oil slowly (by teaspoons), again until smooth. Taste, then add more honey, salt and pepper if desired.
Gently toss the salad with 2-3 Tbs of the dressing. Enjoy!