Everyone say hello to Valeria Ramirez, founder of the Well Nest Kitchen, personal trainer, holistic health coach, and our guest blogger for the next few weeks! *Hello Valeria!*
The Well Nest Kitchen is a *genius* company that delivers fresh, organic and plant based breakfasts and lunches to your home and office (currently only operating in Brisbane, but stay tuned). And Valeria will be sharing with us some fabulous recipes from the Kitchen, as well as some handy, healthy lifestyle tips!
First up we have a fabulous recipe for Valeria's Rainbow Salad.... Take it away!
Rainbow Salad + Creamy Avocado Dressing
I love making an enormous bowl of whatever is left in the fridge. This beauty was the result of a few leftovers, thank goodness they were healthy. The beauty about this salad is that you can virtually pre- make all the ingredients, divide it into jars/containers and have for the next few days, give or take some other ingredients.
To make the dressing I thought why not use an avocado instead of oil?
1 medium sweet potato, roasted and diced
1/2 cup of kidney beans (canned is fine as long as you rinse them well)
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup chopped red cabbage
Creamy avocado dressing
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 medium avocado
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
salt & pepper
To make dressing simply whiz all ingredients in a blender.
Place all salad ingredients in a bowl, and toss through the dressing.
To modify, you can add some grilled chicken, nuts, other greens, herbs, quinoa instead of rice, raisins or cranberries or fresh blueberries instead of sweet potato.
Play with your food, it's good for you! Valeria x