Love, Life and Happiness – Heart Healthy Leafy greens and Strawberry Salad with Almonds and Hemp hearts

Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world as a day when you express love for your loved ones, be it a man’s romantic love for a woman, mother’s selfless love for her child, or your love for your best friend. Some people argue why do we need a designated day dedicated to expressing our love for the people we care for deeply in various relationships.

My personal view is that everyday we need to live and celebrate our life to the fullest, cherish and treasure our relationships.

In honour of the Valentine’s  Day which was celebrated yesterday or if you treat everyday as a special day this heart healthy ( no heart no love!!! ) salad is for you. It is a simple, beautiful lip smacking salad loved by one and all. Hope you will love it as much as we did.  

This salad uses strawberries which have been long associated with love, greens which signify life ( hence the name Greenzgrains for this blog, no greens no life!!!! )  topped with hemp hearts and slivered almonds full of omega 3’s vital for the optimum functioning of the heart. 

Ingredients

2 cups of organic mixed salad greens

5 – 6 strawberries sliced

2 tablespoons sliced and peeled almonds

2 tablesoons hemp hearts

Dressing

1 1/2 tsp. good quality balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. maple syrup

pinch of salt or a herbal salt – optional

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Method

1. Mix the dressing thoroughly and put aside.

2. In a salad bowl toss the greens with the dressng.

3. Arrange the greens in a tray, top with strawberries

4. Sprinkle the hemp hearts  and the almonds on top. Because of the dressing the    nuts and seeds will stick to the greens.

5. Serve fresh and Enjoy !!!!

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