Rainbow Salad

Body Pump was awesome last night. Sometimes its all about who the instructor is and who’s in the class. Everyone was full on energy and really pumping. I upped my weights for the shoulder, triceps and back track and I’m feeling it today. I ran 4 miles this morning and now my legs are like jello! lots of stretching and icing tonight. Tomorrow’s schedule: 5 mile run, body pump and hot yoga.

 

 

When I first started to eat clean, I learned about the rainbow. The rainbow is making sure you incorporate each color of produce into your meal. Here is all the produce that makes up the rainbow:

Red (tomato, watermelon, red pepper, beets, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, grapefruit, pomegranate, apple, guava, red onion, Japanese persimmon)
Orange/Yellow (orange, sweet potato, mango, winter squash, papaya, carrots, orange peppers, tangerine/Clementine, nectarine, peach, apricot, Asian pear, Japanese squash)
Dark Green (spinach, kale, swish chard, mustard or collard greens, avocado, asparagus, artichoke, bok choy, green cabbage, Chinesecabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green pepper, watercress, kiwi, apples, avocado, cilantro, basil, parsley, mint)
Blue/Purple (blueberries, eggplant, concord grapes, purple cabbage, blackberries, plums)
White (garlic, cauliflower, onions, ginger, Japanese radishes/Daikon, burdock root, Shiitake, Maiitake mushrooms, Jicama)

Last night I made a rainbow salad for dinner. It was delicious!

Rainbow Salad with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
Red: tomato
Orange/Yellow: shredded carrots
Greens: spinach, arugula, broccoli (shredded and florets)
Blue/Purple: cabbage, raisins
White: onions, mushrooms
also added a little sunflower seeds for garnish

Mustard Vinaigrette
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 cup cold pressed olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper
puree vinegar and dijon mustard in blender, with blender on low slowly add in olive oil. add salt and pepper and stir. drizzle over salad

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