Cherries, walnuts and arugula…

are an amazing flavor combo.

Throw on some balsamic vinaigrette and it gets even better.

cherry salad eliz

I can’t get enough of this simple salad now that sweet cherries are in season.

Here’s what I used:

Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits…love the sweet taste and distinctive flavor.  Cherries also contain a unique set of antioxidants due to their dark color.  These antioxidants are powerful anti-inflammatories, even with serious conditions like arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia.  They also contain melatonin which has a calming effect on the brain and can help regulate sleep patterns.

Walnuts add a nutty crunch.  Walnuts contain one of the highest amounts of omega 3 fatty acids of any nut, so they support brain and heart health.  Walnuts are also a good source of minerals, including copper which helps to firm the skin.  They also add some protein to the salad.

Arugula is one of my favorite leafy greens…I love the spicy kick, especially when combined with something sweet like the cherries.  Arugula provides vitamins A and C, both of which are essential to skin health.  Similar to cilantro, arugula can help the body to detox heavy metals and even pesticide residue.

Balsamic Vinaigrette from Primal Kitchen Foods was used as a dressing.  I love this one for it’s great taste (not overly sweet) and clean ingredients.  Avocado oil…..  If you get tired of salads use it on roasted veggies…it’s amazing with Brussels sprouts!

No measurements needed here…just put your arugula in a bowl, top with the pitted cherries and chopped walnuts and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.  Throw some protein on top (chicken goes well) and you’ve got a complete meal.

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Can this cherry, walnut and arugula salad help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Of course it can!

You’ll be happy eating something so delicious that was made from only healthy ingredients.  The healthy fats and antioxidants support gorgeous, glowing skin and a fit body.  Very hot!


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