Antioxiding, Skin-Friendly Salad
I've been talking about skin care a lot on the blog lately, mostly because summer is one time when our skin can take a real beating - lots of time in the sun, drinks on the patio, and late summer nights.
This salad is a perfect and downright tasty way to combat the havoc summer can wreak on your skin, thanks to being loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries, chia seeds and almonds.
So go ahead and eat your way to more beautiful skin!
Berry Almond Salad with Chia Seed Vinaigrette
Chia Seed Vinaigrette
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- 1 Tbls chia seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- Strawberries, sliced
- Sliced Almonds
- Avocado, diced
- Grilled chicken, optional
In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Or place all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well.
Top a bed of spinach with avocado, strawberries and blueberries. Sprinkle with almonds.
Drizzle about 2 Tbls of vinaigrette over spinach, for 1 salad.
Store extra vinaigrette in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Recipe from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts.