While some food trends come and go, I think there are a few that I am likely to stick with. Like my obsession with kale and green smoothies. And my love affair with my Vitamix. (Sometimes I do yoga, remove my makeup with coconut oil, drink my smoothie and think about how I might be a stereotype.)
One trend that seems to be the newest up and coming thing is salads for breakfast. I remember a couple of years ago when I was telling my mom about this wonderful salad I made for breakfast, and she was like “oh I don’t think I could eat salad that early in the morning.”
I get it, the concept sounds a little weird. But if you really think about it, lettuce is pretty bland. It’s ok lettuce, I still love you! Maybe I should say it is versatile in it’s neutral flavor. So it really doesn’t have to be savory, it can go sweet as well.
I have been making it my goal to eat toooons of greens lately. Partly because I went on a buy-all-the-lettuce binge and now need to prove to Hubby that I really will eat all that lettuce I bought, promise! And partly because I am a little obsessed with salads lately.
Two of the best items of produce at this time of the year are the fruit and lettuces. So this salad totally knocked my socks off. And I felt like such a healthy human after scarfing it because it was full of so much good stuff.
If you are still not convinced on this salad for breakfast, you can sub out the vinegar with some orange or grapefruit juice, and there would be really nothing savory/sweet about it, it would be sweet town all the way. Which I think once you try, you will love!
Health highlight of strawberries: Strawberries are powerhouses for nutrition. They contain high levels of antioxidants, contain more vitamin c than oranges, and a variety of phytonutrients. Strawberries are a good source of potassium, which helps to aid in keeping blood pressure at healthy levels. They have even been shown to help regulate blood sugar. Strawberries are also anti-inflammatory, and could help keep your brain healthy and even prevent cancer!!
- ¼ cup Rolled Oats
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
- Pinch Cinnamon
- 2 cups Lettuce (Baby Romaine is my fave because it has a mild flavor)
- 1 cup Berries (Cut, I used a combo of strawberries, blueberries, and cherries (with the pits removed))
- 1 tablespoon White Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Flaxseed Oil (feel free to sub for Olive Oil)
- In a small pan add the oats, coconut oil, and cinnamon
- Toast on medium heat stirring occasionally until the oats begin to get golden, about 2-3 minutes
- In a medium bowl add the lettuce, berries, vinegar, and flax oil
- Add the croutons
- Toss to combine and serve!