Herbs Infused Salad Dressings for Cardiovascular Health

emmajanecutfield Phytonutrients, Recipes for Runners, Vegetables 2 Comments

A meal’s transition from mundane to magic comes from the help of a few noble spices and herbs. Powerful enough to be concentrated and sold as nutritional supplements, spices and herbs not only deliver flavor, but a myriad of health benefits too.

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 L to R: Cilantro, Basil, Rosemary, Dill

Try these following recipes as a powerful addition to your Eat2Run regime, each feature a different herb and/or spice with the greatest influence on a healthy cardiovascular system, or reducing inflammation (through the power of antioxidant support). Check out all the health benefits herbs and spices can offer runners here.

Honey Mustard & Dill

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Rosemary & Grapefruit

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Lemon Oregano

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This recipe was a contribution I made to Thrive Forward, a clean, plant based e-learning program, founded by Brendan Brazier, a best selling author on Plant Based Nutrition and former professional Ironman triathlete. It was part of the “Longevity Recipes”, and can be found in addition to many amazing plant-based eats on the Thrive Forward recipe centre: http://thriveforward.com/recipe-center/

1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp grainy mustard
1 to 1 ½ Tbsp fresh oregano
2 Tbsp Vega Antioxidant
Omega Oil blend or 2 Tbsp organic
hempseed oil

All these dressings can be enjoyed with a fresh leafy green salad, as a dip for vegetables, fresh sourdough bread, or drizzled on top of fresh cooked pasta, or chilled grains.

I also like to serve mine overtop a few sliced veggies as a “tapas” style plate for afternoon munching…

 

Enjoy!

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