I have another refreshing salad to share with you today, it’s perfect for summertime! It combines my favorite cucumber and pineapple, cherry tomato, dash of celery seed and Valencia orange peel and lime. Now if that’s not refreshing enough, I don’t know what is. Perhaps make it a smoothie then? With this way of eating, everything is possible!
Before we jump to the recipe, let me just quickly share one easy tip on how to transition to vegan whole food plant based lifestyle with ease (read the rest here). Go straight to the produce section, plants don’t need labels. They are what they are, nutrient-dense with fewer calories so if your goal is to lose weight, this way of eating can certainly help. Add to the long list of benefits: great source of antioxidants, lower cholesterol, reduce blood glucose, improve blood pressure, lower the risk for certain forms of cancer, among others. Second quick tip to make your transition easy: cook and season the same way but take out meat and avoid or limit the use of oil and salt. I have a section on the blog entirely dedicated to vegan 101, it’s packed with information and helpful tips to make your journey enjoyable!
Certainly a refreshing salad to eat during summertime! It combines my favorite cucumber and pineapple, cherry tomato, dash of celery seed and Valencia orange peel and lime. Now if that’s not refreshing enough, I don’t know what is.
- small cucumbers, sliced
- pineapple chunks
- cherry tomato
- dash celery seed
- dash Valencia orange peel
- mint leaves optional
Prepare all ingredients in a bowl.
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In other news, I honestly can’t wait for fall, it’s my favorite season of all!That’s when I get extra creative too. If you follow me on Instagram, I did mention that I want to revisit my old passion for gemstones/crystals. Before I started blogging, I used to sell handmade accessories online and select bazaars. I don’t know about selling now because it does take up a huge amount of time but making accessories is definitely therapeutic. I would be focusing on healing crystals, is that something that interest you?