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5-minute Plant Powered Salad Recipe

Category: Salad
Tags: Vegetarian,Gluten Free

Check out this quick, easy, nutrient-packed salad. Even with chopping the veggies, this delicious salad only took us 5 minutes to prepare. This plant-based power house salad is packed with polyphenols, which may help with training-induced inflammation. It is also a great source of vitamins A, C & K, as well as the mineral potassium. It is a perfect quick lunch or dinner to support your training and recovery.


-1 cup triple washed organic baby spinach
-1/2 cup red cabbage, sliced thin
-1/4 cup cucumber, chopped
-1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
-1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
-1-2 tablespoons hummus
-1-2 tablespoons Hemp Hearts
-1-2 tablespoons of your favorite salad dressing; a bottled version with a nice ingredient list is Brianna's Vinaigrette (www.briannas.com)
-optional 1 oz feta cheese, crumbled


1. Place one cup of triple washed baby spinach in a salad bowl.

2. Top with sliced red cabbage, chopped cucumber & bell pepper.

3. Add a few dollops of your favorite prepared hummus.

4. Drizzle with salad dressing.

5. Top with hemp hearts, and optional feta.

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