Archive | February, 2014

Green Machine Salad

I am getting pretty good at making salad bowls for lunch these days..with spring just around the corner I always like to jump start my diet with lots of green veggies and the easiest way for me to do this is at lunch with a salad. When Bowen is home, he likes our green vegetable to be an afterthought–not the main show, so lunch for me is when I get my green in. I have been making extra veggies at night so that I can add lots of goodies to my salad the next day. By now we have all heard of the green machine smoothie/juice–here it is in salad form along with a semi healthy vinaigrette I have been making weekly.


Lemon & Garlic Vinaigrette 

4-5 garlic cloves, minced

1-2 T ground mustard

1/4 c. white vinegar

1/4 c. lemon

1 cup salad oil 

kosher salt and pepper to taste, fresh herbs (optional) 

whisk together garlic ground mustard, vinegar lemon and salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in oil until emulsified. 


Green Machine Salad

1 bunch of asparagus, roasted and chopped

1/2 avocado, chopped 

1 handful spinach

1 handful green leaf lettuce (I salad spin a head of lettuce Monday and eat on this for a week)

1 c. broccoli

toss veggies together with lemon & garlic vinaigrette 

By the way! Here’s a peek at our kitchen–I can’t wait to get in there and get cooking 🙂

IMG_6479Enjoy your green machine–this gives me energy all day long, now off to work I go!