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Three Raw Vegan 3-Ingredient Salad Dressings

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A Taste of the Tropics

Nicer weather is right around the corner, and whether you're lucky enough to be going on a spring break vacation somewhere beach-y and warm, or not, these 3 salad dressings will get you in the mood! 

Some of the most common questions I get are,

What kind of dressing do you put on your salads?
How can I make my salads more interesting and enjoyable?

If you know me, then you know I love raw foods and I love color--and the two just so happen to go hand-in-hand!

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SOS: Raw Foods To The Rescue

Store-bought dressings are typically loaded with SOS--salt, oil, and sugar--all of which can lead to inflammation, weight gain, high blood sugar, and more. All that you really need to add a burst of flavor, healthy fats, and color to your salad are a few raw foods you might already have at home!

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Three Tropical 3-Ingredient Salad Dressings

Raw fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds are living foods--because they are unprocessed and have not been exposed to heat, they retain all of their beneficial enzymes and nutrients, meaning more bang for your buck, and better overall health! These 3 raw dressings are bold, bright, delicious, and nutritious; try them drizzled on your favorite leafy greens, as a dip with fruits and/or veggies, or as a sauce on your dinnertime meal.

raw vegan, gluten-free, tropical, vibrant & delicious

Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | THREE RAW VEGAN 3-INGREDIENT SALAD DRESSINGS
Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | THREE RAW VEGAN 3-INGREDIENT SALAD DRESSINGS

Tropical Mango Hemp

This dressing is sweet, creamy, and smooth, and is full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A & C, and protein! I enjoy using this dressing on my Mexican-inspired Rainbow Fiesta Salad, and it also serves well as a fruit dip or a pudding, all by itself!

ingredients:

  • 1 ripe, juicy mango (or 1.5c frozen, thawed)
  • juice of 1.5 limes
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

method:

  • Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | THREE RAW VEGAN 3-INGREDIENT SALAD DRESSINGS

Hot Pink Lemon Tahini

If you're craving a tangy, salty-flavored dressing, this one is my go-to! Tahini and lemon whipped together, create a thick and smooth dressing for a more savory salad, and a touch of pitaya (dragon fruit) powder adds the perfect pop of tropical color. This dressing is amazing atop a Mediterranean-inspired salad, and also goes great on top of baked potatoes or sweet potatoes.

ingredients:

  • 2tbsp raw tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp pitaya powder (or small chunk of red beet or beet root powder--for color)

method:

  • Place all ingredients into a dish and whisk until smooth. Add a touch of water if dressing becomes too thick for your liking. If using raw beet, use a blender instead of whipping.
Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | THREE RAW VEGAN 3-INGREDIENT SALAD DRESSINGS

Sunny Pineapple Carrot Ginger

This dressing is another bold bright, that's zesty, sweet, and slightly spicy, with a touch of texture. Ginger and pineapple are fantastic at fighting inflammation, and this recipes also boasts a healthy does of vitamins A & C.  I enjoy eating this one on an Asian-inspired salad, or by itself--almost like an applesauce, or fruit pureé! Because this one is fat-free, you may opt to include a nut or seed like slivered almonds or walnuts to your salad!

ingredients:

  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2c pineapple, chopped
  • 1tsp ginger root, minced

method:

  • Pour all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
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As Seen On YouTube

Join in on the EatMoveRest YouTube channel to watch as I whip up these bold, bright dressings and share a kale snack with Beau! Be sure to Subscribe and join the EatMoveRest fam, give us a Thumbs Up, leave us some love in the Comments below, and Share with friends and family!

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A Healthy Dose Of Sunshine

I don't know where you're at, but here in Nebraska we've had a long, cold winter with plenty of snow. If you're feeling a little blue, these dressings should brighten your bowl, spice up your salads, and bring some sunshine into your life! 

I'm looking forward to bringing you more colorfully delicious recipes soon, but until next time, EatMoveRest Your Best!

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Erin

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Tangerine Dream Spring Break Smoothie: A Taste Of The Tropics

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Sunshine In A Glass

Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | TANGERINE DREAM SPRING BREAK SMOOTHIE

The sun rays beating down on your nose, the sand between your toes, and a tall, slushy, smoothie in hand--sounds nice, right?! 

March is here, and that means spring break is right around the corner! If you're in school and get to take a break from life to go somewhere tropical, then I envy you--but for the rest of us, this smoothie recipe is sunshine in a glass!

Find Paradise Within

Dusty and I are actually gearing up for our first EatMoveRest Retreat, where we hope to evoke the feeling of being whisked away to an exclusive wellness center for those of you who want to learn how to live a more holistic, well-balanced, and fulfilled life, without breaking the bank! We would love to see you there--more details can be found at the end of this blog post!

Color-Coded

Orangey-yellow whole foods, (like this smoothie), are high in what? Beta-caroteneThis powerful antioxidant helps fight damaging free radicals from things like the sun's UV rays, and converts to Vitamin A (retinol), which is amazing for your skin, your peepers, and your immune system, along with healthy sidekick, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). On top of that, when you're eating whole fruits & veggies, you're going to love the way you look and feel in that bathing suit on the beach! *See nutrition facts below.

Tasty, tropical, and totally good for your body!  
Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | TANGERINE DREAM SPRING BREAK SMOOTHIE
Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | TANGERINE DREAM SPRING BREAK SMOOTHIE
Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | TANGERINE DREAM SPRING BREAK SMOOTHIE

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Tangerine Dream Spring Break Smoothie

Whether you get to jet-set somewhere sunny and sandy or not, this sunshine-in-a-glass-smoothie will be sure to give you a taste of the tropics! Golden mango and pineapple combine with tangerine citrus, carrot, and turmeric to create the perfect orange hue that's packed full of skin-loving, beta-carotene, to protect your body from the sun's sometimes overly-friendly rays! Enjoy with a travel buddy, or all to yourself! ;)

raw vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, sunshine in a glass

time: 10 minutes // serves: 2

ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen, ripe, freckled banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup fresh (or frozen) pineapple
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • dash of ground turmeric root (optional)

method:

  1. Peel and chop carrots and squeeze fresh orange juice.
  2. Place all frozen and fresh ingredients into high speed blender and blend until smoothie and creamy.
  3. Pour into one tall glass, or share with a friend! 

notes:

  • Include as little or as much orange juice as you like, depending on how thick you want your smoothie to be.

*nutrition facts

  • macronutrients: 358 calories // 83.3g carbs // 10.9g protein // 0.7g fat
  • phytonutrients: 930% vitamin A // 209% vitamin C // 44% fiber // 20% folate // 13% iron // 7% calcium

*from cronometer.com

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Join Dusty and I in the kitchen to watch us whip up our Tangerine Dream Spring Break Smoothie! Be sure to Subscribe to the EatMoveRest channel, hit the bell symbol to turn on Notifications to stay up-to-date on new videos, Like the video by giving it a thumbs up, show some love and leave us a Comment, and Share with family and friends!


Smooth Sailing

I hope that you all get to experience a taste of the tropics with this dreamy, creamy, tangerine smoothie! Be sure to join the EatMoveRest Squad by signing up for my monthly motivational In The Raw newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the latest in health and wellness, and check out the escape to paradise that we're offering this spring, below!


Find Paradise Within

Experience the beauty and abundance of a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle!

I am beyond excited to announce that Dusty and I are hosting our first official EatMoveRest Retreat this Earth Day at The Boathouse, a family-owned property just 17 minutes southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska! If you're in the area, we'd love to see you there, as we learn how to EatMoveRest better, together!

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Erin

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