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  • 4 cups - mixed greens, or your favorite greens
  • 1 cups - grape or cherry tomatoes, or your favorite tomato
  • 1 - cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cups - dried cranberries, with no sulfites as a preservative
  • 1/2 cups - pecans, or your favorite nut
  • - balsamic vinaigrette, just a drizzle for serving with
  • Directions:

    1. Pick your favorite greens – I like mixed greens because it's more interesting and you get the wide spectrum of health benefits from a variety.

    2. Pick your favorite tomato – chop them or cut in halves, as desired.

    3. Cut up the cucumber and add it to the salad.

    4. Top with dried cranberries – to be Groovy Beets approved, get the kind that doesn't contain sulfites as a preservative. (Sulfites can be a source of headaches, hives, joint pain, asthmatic symptoms, allergic reactions and even heart palpitations.) Better yet, go organic if you can.

    5. Add your favorite nut – If you are trying to keep it clean, choose a nut that doesn't have added glaze. Pecans are my favorite.

    With this salad you've accomplished a lot: greens to cleanse your blood, tomatoes for cancer-fighting antioxidants, cranberries for decreased blood pressure and cancer prevention and nuts for anti-inflammatory support. Don't ruin a good thing by drowning it in heavy dressing. A little balsamic goes a long way.

    Brief Description

    Simple clean eating recipe perfect for taking to family gatherings on holidays or weekends; a favorite at

    Main Ingredient:

    mixed greens

    Category:  Salads

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min


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    Posted On:

    October 30, 2014

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