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Thanksgiving is over and if you're human, you overindulged a bit...or a lot. This blueberry and goat cheese salad is a quick way to help you get back into a nourishing eating routine. The greens bring important but hard to find minerals, such as magnesium and zinc. From the walnuts, you get vitamin E, which acts as a scavenger of dangerous free radicals while bolstering skin and immune system health. By inviting blueberries to the party, you get a good dose of antioxidants that help protect LDL particles (bad cholesterol) from being oxidized into heart disease promoting agents. Finally, toss some pastured goat cheese into the bowl for bone-building nutrients, such as calcium and phosphorus.
INGREDIENTS & INSTRUCTIONS:
- 1 Large bowl organic mixed greens
- 1/2 Cup pastured goat cheese (crumbled)
- 1/2 Cup organic blueberries
- 1/3 Cup chopped walnuts
- Homemade balsamic dressing, salt and pepper to taste
Combine ingredients in bowl, toss and enjoy.
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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and Founder of TD Athletes Edge, where he provides fitness, recovery and nutrition guidance to aspiring and professional athletes. For training advice, visit www.tdathletesedge.com and follow him on Twitter/Instagram through @tdathletesedge.