Good For General Health & Women’s Health
Fiesta Carrot Salad
Have a vegetable party with this fun and citrusy fiesta carrot salad. YUM!
Ingredients – Dressing
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- Pink Himalayan salt to taste
- Blender or whisk
Instructions – Dressing
- Blend or whisk together all the dressing ingredients until smooth.
Ingredients – Salad
- 8 medium carrots, julienned, sliced, or sprialised
- 1 bunch scallions, sliced
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Instructions – Salad
- Place all the veggies in a big bowl, and toss with the dressing. Serve at room temperature, enjoy!
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- Limes are anti-carcinogenic. The limonoid compounds in limes have been shown to prevent cancers of the colon, stomach and blood.
- Lime juice can help prevent formation of kidney stones. Lime juice contains more citric acid than orange or grapefruit juice and citric acid is a natural inhibitor of kidney stones made of crystallised calcium.
- The primary flavonoid found in the limes, known as hesperidin, has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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