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Papaya Avocado Berry Salad

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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.

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!