Antioxiding, Skin-Friendly Salad

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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


    • Spinach
    • Strawberries, sliced
    • Blueberries
    • 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.