I’ve had fun on this healing cleanse, trying out a variety of smoothies and salads. This was an unexpected bonus, as I never thought I would combine the words “fun” and “healing cleanse” together! However, it has been a very good journey for me and I have enjoyed creating a different fruit smoothie every morning and experimenting with different salad combinations. So when I saw a summer lunch salad on Anthony’s Instagram page, I picked up the ingredients to make it.
Isn’t that a gorgeous salad? I couldn’t find ruby grapefruit so I purchased white grapefruit only. Here is the easy recipe, from the Medical Medium:
Grapefruit Avocado Salad
So simple! My salad didn’t turn out quite as pretty as the one pictured. However, it still looked lovely. I used a square white plate and followed that shape with thinly sliced avocado. I peeled the grapefuit and broke the fruit into segments. I found it easy to then peel the outer membrane off with my fingers. I arranged the grapefruit segments in a circular pattern within the square of avocado.
I picked a sprig of fresh mint from my garden. For the first time, I used the herb mincer that I purchased from Kaleb, my great nephew, during a fundraiser. I felt very chef like as I minced the fresh mint and sprinkled it on the salad.
Although I wouldn’t have thought to pair grapefruit with avocado, I was pleased with the results. Grapefruit is hydrating and packed with energy producing vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Avocado provides balanced essential fatty acids that keep my brain sharp and my heart healthy. And mint promotes digestion.
This summer salad was delicious and nutritious and yes, it was pretty. I am realizing how important it is, to me, for my food to nourish me, body and soul. This simple dish accomplished that.