9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

Certain foods can unleash super powers that can fend off unwanted pounds, fight fatigue and even lower your risk of cancer. When it comes to eating healthy, sometimes all you have to do is pair up the right foods on your plate. (10 Photos)

Gina Roberts-Grey on Jul 18, 2012 at 3:12PM

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9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

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Chopped Watermelon Salad

Give your skin a natural, healthy glow with this dish devised by Pamela Bond, certified health coach, aesthetician and creator of Pamela Bond Skin Fitness. “This salad improves the appearance of your skin while giving your body loads of nutrition.”

The cucumbers are high in silica which helps maintain collagen in skin and the coconut can rejuvenate age-related damages tissue. Plus, “The essential fatty acids in the hemp are great for helping maintain healthy skin, too,” says Bond.

1 bunch of spinach
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 small cucumber, diced
1 sliced watermelon, diced
1/4 cup of coconut meat
3 limes, skinned and pitted
1/4 cup coconut water
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
¼ cup cilantro
1 cup basil, packed
4 Tbsp. raw honey or agave (you can substitute stevia for a low-sugar variation)
½ cup olive oil

Put all ingredients except the oil in a blender or food processor and blend on high until well combined. With the motor running, add oil in a thin stream, until the mixture is rich and emulsified.

Toss with pre-mixed salad ingredients.

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