Italian Vinaigrette – Detox Friendly!

Growing up, my family’s favorite vinaigrette was this powdered mix. Now I’ve found a way to replicate its simplicity and delicious Italian flavor, and make it detox friendly!

That’s right–no sugar, no GMO or non-organic ingredients, and darn tasty! Perfect poured over my Easy Satisfying Salad:

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Since everyone seems to love this sweet and savory Italian vinaigrette that I’ve been pouring all over everything lately, as per request, here is how to whip it up!

(But first, a moment for nostalgia…)

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons organic fresh lemon juice (a culinary tip: one lemon equals about two tablespoons lemon juice)
  • 5 Tablespoons cold-pressed Olive Oil or Avocado Oil, or blend of the two
  • 1 teaspoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (this brand is a good start)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, or
  • 1 teaspoon dried organic italian seasoning herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon himalayan pink or real salt
  • 4-5 drops Stevia or 1 teaspoon raw honey

Directions:

Throw all the ingredients in a bowl or blender and whisk away!

Notes:

If you’d like even more of a nutritious punch, substitute 1 medium clove of garlic, minced, and half a teaspoon of minced fresh red onion for the onion powder.

If you like to keep it quick and easy, use the powder and this dressing takes only a moment to create!

Try it on a Quinoa “pasta” Salad (recipe to follow):

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The salad pictured at top has: Fresh cherry tomatoes, chopped romaine lettuce, shredded carrot, diced avocado, raw sunflower seeds and a sprinkling of nutritional yeast for B-Vitamins, and a lil’ extra boost of energy! All organic, always.

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Benefits of Bentonite Clay

I love starting my day with Bentonite Clay.

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Bentonite Clay is a naturally sourced clay and an alkalizing supplement which rids your body of pesticides, pathogens and heavy metals, helping your body run smoothly and efficiently.

I notice I feel more balanced and energetic when I consume it– it’s one of my new favorite things to keep around!

How it Works: 

Bentonite clay is comprised of super-absorbent ions with a negative-charge, while most heavy metals and pathogens have a positivecharge. As the surfaces of the clay move through your body, these unwanted toxins are drawn with physical magnetism to the clay. The clay absorbs these particles and releases healthy minerals in place.

I’ve had great luck with this liquid source so far, but in the future I will be using powdered clay–it makes fantastic toothpaste (more on that to come).

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Check out this article for some important information on Bentonite Clay, and give it a try!