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Autumn Superfood Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

Okay, I know technically it’s still kinda summer but it is flipping freezing already and I’m craving autumnal flavours from toasted nuts, apples, blackberries, and nutrient-packed leafy greens like kale. That’s why I thought it would be a great opportunity to crack out a recipe for the perfect Autumn Superfood Salad using some of Indigo Herbs’ amazing superfood powders and wholefood ingredients to help boost your immune system and stave off any nasty bugs that the colder weather often brings.

DISCLAIMER: Please note, I was sent some wonderful goodies from Indigo Herbs, and paid real money, to create a delicious recipe for you all. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. For more info scroll to the bottom of this post.

I’ve tried to keep this recipe as simple as possible because I know how frustrating it is when all you want is an easy recipe that’s delicious and healthy but will also be ready in a matter of minutes because, well, life… oh and so you can still keep the family (or just yourself) happy. So, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that this doesn’t require a whole lot of leg work – especially if you own a food processor!

This Autumn Superfood Salad is packed with seasonal produce and nutritious immune boosting superfood powders, seeds, and nuts from the amazing Indigo Herbs.

The dressing is the real star here featuring a whole host of wholesome ingredients to provide you with a much needed healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats. Just check out the benefits of these lovely natural ingredients:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – ACV, for short, is packed with acetic acid which helps to reduce inflammation in the body, maintain your blood sugar levels, and also lower your blood pressure. Always make sure you buy organic and ensure that it is labelled as ‘raw’ as this contains the ‘mother’ which are protein-like strands packed will helpful enzymes.
  • Blackberries – These dark and juicy berries are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin K. In fact, just 1 cup contains a whopping 30.2 milligrams of vitamin C which is half the RDA! At this time of year, it’s especially easy to forage your own. Just make sure that you soak in 1 litre of water mixed with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to clean them properly and never pick them from the roadside.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil, when raw, is literally the healthiest oil ever. It’s a great source of antioxidants and healthy fats that will help to improve cardiovascular health and keep your risk of heart disease at bay. It’s also thought to improve bone and brain health and prevent Type 2 Diabetes as well.
  • Carrot Powder – Yup slow-dried carrot powder is a thing and the wonderful Indigo Herbs stock a massive 250g pouch for a modest £8.99 which will probably last you a couple of months of daily use. It contains an overwhelming amount of beta-carotene (the precursor to vitamin A) which helps to boost your immunity and improves your night vision due to the fact that beta-carotene converts to retinol. So yes, really your nana wasn’t lying when she said eating carrots can make you see in the dark.
  • Acerola Cherry Powder – Another steal from Indigo Herbs – this powder is another powerful immune booster and contains the highest amount of vitamin C for any plant-derived fruits/berries, second to the amazing Camu Camu that is. Plus it’s pretty darn tasty. You can pick up a 50g pouch for £7.99 from Indigo Herbs.

So, that’s my 5 favourite ingredients that are just in the dressing alone but there are plenty of other amazing nutritious foods contained within this salad such as nuts and seeds, kale, and Inca and goji berries. I absolutely love Indigo Herbs’ Organic Gourmet Seed Mix – especially when toasted and tossed into a salad. It contains; poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, gold and brown linseeds, and sesame seeds.

But, that’s enough of my waffling for now. Feel free to make it into a full meal with some tempeh, grilled fish or chicken, or even feta cheese. Scroll down for my super delicious Autumn Superfood Salad recipe now!

Looking for some more awesome recipes using Indigo Herbs’ products? Why not try my Red Velvet Freezer Fudge with Rhodiola or if that’s not your kinda jazz then why not try my BBQ Mushroom Jerky with Chaga? Oh, and if you want to keep up to date with my deliciousness then sign up for my newsletter and I’ll love you forever – who am I kidding? I already do!

Autumn Superfood Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)
 
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This Autumn Superfood Salad is packed with seasonal produce and nutritious immune-boosting superfood powders, seeds, and nuts from the amazing Indigo Herbs.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
For the dressing:

For the salad:

Instructions
  1. Start by making your dressing. Simply add all of the ingredients except for the chia seeds and water into a bullet-style blender and blend until smooth, next add half the water and blend, then repeat with the other half. Stir in the chia seeds and leave to sit in the fridge until needed.
  2. Next, add your kale to a large bowl and ensure that you remove all of the woody stalks first. Pour over your olive oil then massage for 5-10 minutes to reduce bitterness.
  3. Stir in your remaining ingredients then drizzle with dressing and serve.
Notes
To toast your nuts and seeds simply place them into a dry skillet/frying pan on a low to medium heat and cook until the seeds begin to pop. Stir continuously.

 

Disclaimer: Please note that this is a sponsored post. This means that I was sent free products and compensated in return for an amazingly delicious recipe for you all. Any payment I receive I use to purchase more ingredients and equipment to keep this blog up and running, and most importantly to keep creating quality content for you all. I am not an affiliate of Indigo Herbs and any purchases you make via them I will not be compensated for. I am not influenced by the company in any way and all opinions, ramblings, and thoughts are my own and 100% honest. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact me.

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