I’m one of the lucky few that had a three day weekend last weekend, so I’m looking forward to the short week!
We may have mentioned before, but we are testing out a juice cleanse next week to ditch the toxins we took in over the holidays and prepare for spring break season 🙂 If you know anything about cleansing, you know you can’t go into it guns blazing, you’ve got to spend the week before preparing by cutting out sugar, alcohol, animal products and processed food. If you don’t, cleansing can be downright miserable. So this week, I’m focusing on eating a plant-rich diet chock full of self-prepared whole foods.
The following recipe is one of my absolute favorites. It’s simple, healthy and absolutely delish. I plan on eating this multiple times this week, because I honestly never get sick of it. You can prepare the sweet potato alone or serve over a bed of greens to make a salad. I generally prefer the latter option.
CILANTRO-LIME YAM SALAD
1 sweet potato or yam
1/4 c. salsa
1 tsp. minced garlic
1-2 tbsp. lime juice
1 green onion, chopped
Fresh cilantro for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil or organic butter (optional)
To make it a salad, add a few handfuls of spinach
Cut the sweet potato in half and place in a glass dish with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Microwave for 6-8 minutes or until sweet potato is soft all the way through. Let potato cool then place in a bowl and mash with a fork, adding the salsa, garlic, seasonings and oil if using. Toss the mixture with the spinach if you want to make it a larger salad. Garnish with cilantro and green onion.
Whether today is your Monday or your Tuesday, I hope it’s fabulous! The countdown to the weekend is on once again!