The avocado, hazelnuts, flax or hemp oil in this recipe provide all the vitamin E your adrenals could want in one meal. Your adrenals store the highest concentration of vitamin E of all your organs, which shows the importance of this antioxidant for maintaining stress resilience.
This delicious salad delivers the medicinal properties of umeboshi plums, which have been used as digestive and adrenal tonics in Asian traditional medicine for centuries. Umeboshi plums, also known as Japanese apricots, help your body deal with stress by restoring levels of adrenal epinephrine and norepinephrine following a stressful experience. Be careful not to use too much of this paste, as it’s quite high in sea salt.
4 cups sliced fennel
1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1 large tangerine, peeled and sectioned
1 large pear, cubed
1 large apple, cubed
1 large avocado, cubed
1/4 cup sugar-free, pickled ginger, chopped*
4 tbsp grape seed Vegenaise
4 Tbsp organic olive oil
2 tsp umeboshi plum paste* or 1 tsp (5 mL) sea salt, or to taste
*Can be purchased at many grocery stores with an international food aisle or a health food store. Be sure to read the ingredients of the pickled ginger as some companies use ingredients such as artificial food colouring and artificial sweeteners.
1. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.
2. In a cup, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over salad.
3. Toss gently and serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.
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