Long time, no post! I hope you all didn’t miss me too much. I’ve been having a fantastic summer traveling the US and enjoying all the fun Portland activities. Seriously, I can’t keep up with all the events going on in town! We do make the most of our sunny summers here.
Tonight, I’ve got something that everyone can enjoy — a Mighty Vegan Salad! I’m not posting a “recipe” for it since this is more of an intuitive nightly ritual for me. I hope this gives you a little inspiration to make a mighty salad of your own!
Tonight, I had:
Spinach (2 cups)
Chives, chopped (2 tbsp)
A handful of raw, whole almonds
A handful of cilantro
Some fresh mango chunks
1/3 cup cooked wheat berries
1/4 cup of lemon hummus (store-bought)
1 small avocado
About 8 cherry tomatoes
Marinated and sautéed tempeh strips (olive oil, soy sauce, pepper, coriander, chipotle)
…all drizzled with a dash of balsamic and some grape seed oil.
You can see the ingredients a little better here:
I was curious myself, so I calculated the nutrition information for this salad (just the protein, fiber, and vitamin/mineral content, as I’m not concerned about calories or natural fats).
You might be surprised what this lil ol’ vegan salad brings to the table!
- 28 grams of plant-based protein!
- 1237 mg of potassium! (if you are trying to decrease high blood pressure, try for more potassium and LESS sodium)
- 8 grams of fiber!
- 38% daily value for iron! (with plenty of vitamin C — 83% daily value — to help it to be absorbed)
- 23 % daily value for calcium!
- 54% daily value for magnesium!
And who says vegans are undernourished?
That’s it for tonight, folks. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Make a mighty salad for me!