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Healthy dressings for your favorite salads!


Salads are a great addition to any meal, helping you get in your fiber and keeping you full and satisfied. On behalf of National Salad Month, Gina shares with us a her Top 5 Summer Salad Dressings. Enjoy!!

Salads are a great addition to any meal, helping you get in your fiber and keeping you full and satisfied. On behalf of National Salad Month, Gina shares with us a her Top 5 Summer Salad Dressings. Enjoy!!

Coconut and Basil Dressing

Ingredients:

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 sprig basil

1 stalk celery

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh if possible

1 Stevia Packet (optional)

1 tablespoon of water, to thin as desired

Directions:

In a blender, combine the coconut, olive oil, basil, celery, spices, lime juice and water. Blend well. Taste. Add Stevia, as desired, for sweetness. Blend well. Enjoy on your favorite salads or even in a stir-fry.

Easy Mustard Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

pepper to taste

Directions:

To prepare the dressing combine and whisk all ingredients or simply blend and enjoy!

Almond Dressing

Ingredients:

1/4 cup natural almond butter

1/4 cup whole raw almonds

2 teaspoons Braggs Liquid Aminos OR low sodium soy sauce

1 packet Stevia

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice

1 clove garlic

1/4 teaspoon ginger, minced

1/4 cup filtered water

Directions:

Place almond butter, almonds, Braggs or Soy Sauce, stevia, lemon juice, garlic, and ginger into a food processor or blender and blend. Slowly add up to ¼ cup of water to thin as desired.

Enjoy this dressing on a salad or as a Nut Sauce Dip!

Oil-Free Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients

1/2 orange, peeled and sliced into quarters

½ avocado

3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

1 packet Stevia

4-5 tablespoons water, to thin

Directions:

Combine the orange, avocado, apple cider vinegar, stevia and water into a food processor or blender. Add water until you reach your desired consistency.

Avocado and Basil Dressing

Ingredients

1 avocado

½ cup of basil,

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

1-2 packets of Stevia

1 cup of filtered water, to thin

Directions:

Combine the avocado, basil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and Stevia to your food processor or blender and mix. Then add ½ cup of water and blend. Continue adding water up to 1 cup until you reach your desired consistency. Toss in a serving with salad and enjoy!

Carrot Ginger Sunflower Dressing

Ingredients

4 medium carrots, chopped

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce

1/2 cups water

1 packet Stevia

pepper to taste

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add Pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Gina Aliotti

Gina Aliotti is the owner of Gina Aliotti Fitness and co-founder of Devotion Nutrition. She is a professional Figure competitor, certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, CrossFit instructor, nutritionist and fitness consultant. Her passion is to inspire, motivate and teach people how to stay devoted to living a healthy lifestyle, no matter where they are in their journey. Since having her two kids, Gina has adopted NO GYM workouts, proving that it doesn’t take a gym to reach your goals.

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