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Thriving Green Superfood Dressing

Author Noelle Parton

Ingredients

  • Nuts and seeds, soaked or sprouted (but do not need to dehydrate)
  • Chia seeds, great for thickness and creaminess
  • Greens, kale, collard greens, rainbow chard, spinach, arugula, and beet greens are my favorite
  • Peas, frozen or fresh
  • Parsley, or other fresh herb
  • Lemon, peeled but kept whole
  • Spirulina
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Sauerkraut, the traditionally fermented kind
  • Salt and pepper, if needed

Instructions

  1. Put your choice of nuts and seeds, and an equal amount of chia seeds, into your blender. Be careful not to go too overboard with the chia seeds so your dressing doesn't become "gelatinized."
  2. Throw in as many handfuls of your choice of greens and as much peas as you'd like. Pack 'em in! The peas especially help to create that creamy texture.
  3. Add a few sprigs of parsley and about 1/4 of a lemon to start. You can always add more if needed after blending and tasting.
  4. Sprinkle in your spirulina and nutritional yeast. I simply sprinkle some of both in for a single serving, so adjust according to how much you make at a time.
  5. Finish with a scoop or two of sauerkraut (the more the better in my opinion!) and a sprinkle of salt.
  6. Add enough water to just cover all of your ingredients and blend well. This thickens as it blends, especially with those chia seeds in there, so stream in more water while it's blending as you like. Some days I add little water and keep it very thick, other times I like it thin so I add more. Go with your preference!
  7. The dressing should be well blended and very creamy!
  8. Taste. Does it need any more lemon? Parsley? Salt? Add more of any ingredients if desired and blend again until smooth.

Recipe Notes

I vary my choice of nuts and seeds each time I make it. I typically do a combination of almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, flax seeds, and sesame seeds. Definitely do not use certain nuts or seeds if you can't handle them, but I do encourage you to experiment with and vary yours as well!