Anti-oxidant, nutrient-dense, and delicious, these potent anti-cancer foods make a surprising flavor harmony. Beets contain valuable nutrients used to help lower blood pressure, boost stamina, and support body detox. Wild blueberries are one of nature’s most potent superfoods. With a tantalizing tart flavor, they’re said to possess the power to prevent every human malady including cancer. Wild blueberries are smaller than their larger, cultivated cousins, and vastly higher in nutrients.
Goji berries are powerful anti-oxidants that build the immune system by protecting the body from free radical damage. They blend into a delicious orange dressing that adds color and thickness to the salad. Goji berries are a very distant relative in the nightshade family. Although I’m intolerant to nightshades, I can tolerate goji’s just fine. So you can make up your mind for yourself. Feel free to subsitute raisins for gojis. Try this salad! Serves 4 as a main dish, or 8 as a side salad.
I found frozen Organic Woodstock Wild Blueberries at the Montanita Coop in Santa Fe. They’re small, sweet and a bit tart. Wild Blueberries are higher in nutrients and anti-oxidants than cultivated varities. They hold ancient survival information, having adapted to every brutal climate fluctuation over millennia.
- 1 cup salad greens, such as spinach and arugula
- 14 oz. fresh beets, cooked and sliced (400 grams)
- 1/4 cup dry goji berries (if you're nighthade intolerant, use raisins) (You'll need another 1/4 cup for the dressing)
- 1/2 cup wild blueberries
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- Handful almonds
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 heaping teaspoon unprocessed salt
- 1/4 cup dry goji berries (if you're nighthade intolerant, use raisins)
- Put all the salad ingredients into a salad serving bowl: greens, beets, 1/4 cup goji berries, wild blueberries, cilantro, and almonds.
- Blend together olive oil, garlic, honey, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt. Add the goji berries last and blend again. Blend long enough for them to grind as they will thicken the dressings and turn it a bright orange color. Pour dressing over the salad, stir and serve. Oooooh!