If you want a stress-busting meal, this salad is for you. Live sprouts provide B vitamins that nourish your nervous system. The red pepper is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is important for adrenal health. Blueberries have been shown in clinical trials to reduce the stress hormone cortisol. Tie all those superfoods together with the nutty flavour of omega 3-rich, mood-boosting hemp hearts and you have a truly happy salad!
4 cups sunflower and pea sprouts
1/2 cup sliced red pepper
2/3 cup blueberries
1 cup snow peas
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. dairy-free pesto or 1 tbsp basil, dried plus 1 tbsp oil
2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp raw honey
pink rock salt or grey sea salt, to taste
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1. Combine sprouts, red pepper, blueberries, and snow peas in a large bowl.
2. In a small mason jar, add oil, pesto, lemon juice, honey, and salt and shake vigorously until well-mixed.
3. Pour over salad and top with hemp hearts.
Makes 2 large salads.