Simple Summer Salad (Helps My Gut)

This is my “go-to” salad.  It’s quick, tastes good, and helps my digestive tract function optimally.

 

Ingredients:

1 head Lettuce

1/2 Avocado

2 Beets, Cooked

1 Heaping Tablespoon Sauerkraut

Ginger root, to taste

Turmeric root, to taste

Avocado Oil, to taste

Real Salt

 

Direction:

1. Cut up lettuce, beets and avocado.  Place in bowl.  If using Salad In A Jar, just add avocado to your pre-made salad.

2. Add sauerkraut.

3. Remove the outer surface of the ginger root and turmeric using either a spoon or a potato peeler.  Then, shred the peeled roots by using either the potato peeler or a fork (scratch the peeled root across the tines of a fork).  Add the root shreds to the bowl.

4. Pour avocado oil over salad (I add 3-4 Tbsp).

5. Sprinkle with salt to taste (I add roughly 1/4 teaspoon).

 

Tips:

1. I only use organic ingredients.

2. Fresh ginger can have a strong flavor.  I slowly increased the amount I add to my salad.  Also, I found that if I eat the ginger with the sauerkraut and beets, it provides a nice balance.

3. Sauerkraut can irritate your gut.  When I was healing my gut, my body could not tolerate sauerkraut – I experienced bloating and cramping.  As my gut healed, I slowly added sauerkraut into my diet, one teaspoon at a time.  Now I can eat a heaping tablespoon with each meal and my body loves it.

4. With the remaining half of the avocado, I make guacamole for my children.

5. We are individuals, so please choose the ingredients that work best with your body. Personally, I buy beets pre-cooked from WholeFoods (Love Beets) and sauerkraut from Wegman’s.  Both of those products work with my body.     

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