A healthy diet should be naturally colourful!
You know how there are those few times during the year when everyone around you seems to be getting sick? Well, I am going through one of those times right now and I am proud to say that I still have not fallen sick. I have been taking preventative measures to ensure I remain cold/flu-free. In addition to taking oil of oregano daily while so many are sick around me, getting an adequate amount of sleep every night, and always staying hydrated, I have been having my “ManGO-Away-Cold-and-Flu” salad for dinner quite often lately. This high-in-vitamin-C and antioxidant-rich salad helps keep sickness away and is so yummy! I make this salad so often that I have never measured any of the ingredients. However, while making this salad for dinner last night, I measured the ingredients so that I could share the recipe with you all today! Enjoy!
One of my secrets to making a great tasting salad is using all organic ingredients! Organic produce just tastes better.
- 1 medium (red, white, or yellow) onion, diced
- 2-3 small zucchini, diced
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
- 1-2 pinches garam masala powder (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 ripe mango, diced
- leaves from 1 head of green kale, roughly chopped
- 1 scallion, chopped
If you are a salad lover like me, this recipe serves one.
- In a medium frying pan over medium to high heat, sauté the diced onion in coconut oil until translucent.
- Add the diced zucchini and spices (cumin powder, fine sea salt, chili powder, garam masala powder, and turmeric powder). Sauté everything until all the water that comes out from the zucchini evaporates.
- Place the chopped kale leaves in a large bowl and add the sautéed zucchini and onion mixture on top.
- Top off the salad with the diced mango and chopped scallion.
- Mix everything together. Allow the flavours to mix and mingle for 5 minutes and then enjoy!
Are you familiar with “beauty box” companies like Luxe Box or Birchbox that deliver a box full of beauty samples and/or full-size beauty products to your door every month or every few months? Well now there is a company called welliBOX that delivers monthly “supplement boxes” right to your door for all you health product enthusiasts out there like myself! I love the idea and value of it, so I had to share!
Just the full-sized CanPrev Magnesium Bisglycinate 200 and the full-sized Orange Naturals D3 Drops are worth almost $40!
From only $12.50 per month with free shipping across Canada, you will get delivered monthly a box containing 5-10 supplement samples, at least $25 in instant savings on their online shop, at least one full-sized sample, and more, depending on the renewal plan you select. You can select for yourself or gift to someone one of the following three renewal plans:
|Monthly Price(with FREE shipping)
|What You Get Each Month
||· 5-10 supplement samples· $25 in instant savings on their online shop· In-store discounts
||· 5-10 supplement samples· $30 in instant savings on their online shop· An e-book for healthy living
||· 5-10 supplement samples· $30 in instant savings on their online shop· An e-book for healthy living· Live phone consultation with a Certified Nutritionist
I finally got to try the new Garden of Life Mangolicious Raw Protein flavour thanks to welliBOX and it is delicious!
welliBOX also offers three different types of boxes, which are a “her welliBOX” (for women), a “his welliBOX” (for men), and a unisex “welliBOX Xtreme” (for female and male fitness buffs). Although I do not consider myself a fitness buff, I believe I got a “welliBOX Xtreme”. This particular one included a full-sized CanPrev Magnesium Bisglycinate 200 (which helps with muscle relaxation and retails for around $25), a full-sized Orange Naturals Vitamin D3 Drops (which supports bone and teeth development and is a necessary daily supplement for everyone, especially Canadians), two Garden of Life Mangolicious Raw Protein samples, a Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts sample, and a reusable BioCore bag. Even for someone like me who is surrounded by all kinds of high-quality natural health supplements everyday at work, I was super impressed with their great selection of samples! You definitely get way more than your money’s worth! I highly recommend this as a monthly treat for yourself and as gifts for the people you love. For more information, you can check them out on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.