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My Fav Summer “Salad”

Summer Salad // Roawo I have a confession to make :: I have been a salad hater for, pretty much, ever. Something about eating lettuce and vegetables as a meal has never sat right with me. Technically, I’m not sure if you can call this little concoction a salad.. but thats what I’m going with.

The most important thing with this salad is FLAVOR. The flavors you use when working with veggies are everything, at least for me. Vegetables can be so bland, so I make sure to add flavor via salt / pepper / garlic / lemon or lime juice / cilantro / spices / whatever else.

This is one of my favorite recipes to make for the week and just keep it in the fridge for easy heating up later.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I mean, talk about a photo-ready ingredient line up. Could these colors get any better? Per usual, I didn’t use a set amount of each ingredient, I just crafted the combo to my liking. That means: A lot of Cilantro / Lime ( think Chipotle-ish ) / sea salt & pepper. Like I said before :: I made more than a serving of this all at once, so I could eat it for the next couple of days, which is so convenient for busy days.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple So lets get down to business :: Pour a lil’ of the olive oil in a sauté pan on the stove at a medium to medium-high heat. Add in the minced garlic + onion and let sit until the onion starts becoming clear. Then, add the zucchini + whatever other veggies you’re into + sea salt + pepper + lime juice. I used a wooden spoon to mix this up in the pan until the zucchini started to get soft.

Then, I added some cooked quinoa and thawed mini shrimp ( and more lime juice because I love it soooo much ) and mixed that in / let it sit until the shrimp became more translucent-looking. Since both of these things were cooked before, this step was just to heat them up / let them soak in some of the flavor.

When I took my concoction out of the pan, I mixed in some fresh cilantro + some of my homemade salsa from earlier this week + half an avocado. When I tasted it, I decided it needed a leetle more pepper / sea salt, so I added that and it was perfecto.

Like I said, its all about what you like, so I encourage you to test out different proportions / add flavors / etc. This is just my personal fav. If I’m going to eat veggies, I have to spice them up a little. The cilantro + lime combo is heaven to me.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I drank my healthy lil’ lunch with some lemon water ( went well with that citrus-flavor in the salad ). Plus lemon water is so much more interesting than normal, boring water. It adds a little kick.

Hope y’all like my simple summery salad!

What’s your favorite summer dish ?

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Juice Cleanse :: The Dirty Deets

I FINALLY unpacked my always-packed suitcase and got the chance to sit my azz on the couch and watch cheesy crime shows all day. For pretty much the first time this summer, I had nowhere to be and nothing to do. Peace.

I decided this would be the best time to veg out, relax, do a juice cleanse, catch up on some blogging education, and craft some jewelry ( I got SO many amazing trinkets from CO ).

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Alright down to business:: Juice cleanse. I ordered a 3-day cleanse from Suja Juice. Suja shipped all my juices to my house in a make-shift cooler ( explains the shipping prices… But I got the cleanse on sale w/ free shipping so go me / life rocks ). Here’s all the juicy details (<<< see what I did there) on my three-day detox::

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Day 1::
I woke up, weighed myself ( important to do, so you can track your results ), grabbed my morning Glow juice, and went about my relaxing and hanging out with my dog / love of my life. I drank a lot of water throughout the day and never felt hungry, which is extremely strange for me. I’m always hungry ( or bored ). I did have a horrible headache, however. I can’t say that it was due to the cleanse, because I have headaches somewhat often, BUT it was noticeable so I thought I’d address it. I also felt a little more sluggish than usual. I woke up a little late in the morning, so I didn’t finish all six juices ( only drank 5 ). I also added in a broth-based soup around dinner time ( yeah that’s allowed in the cleanse-rules ). So basically, I wasn’t feeling 100% by the end of the day, but I wasn’t feeling like complete shit either.

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Day 2::
I woke up the morning of day two and drank a hot cup of lemon water and started my juices for the day. I wasn’t hungry at all.. Again, very strange for me. I had a big green tea/passion tea in the afternoon, as well as my afternoon juices. And drank a TON of water ( <<< very important ). No headaches one day 2, so that was a good sign. I didn’t get through all my juices, because I slept in again. I also ate a bowl of fruit on this day (which is allowed ). Day 2 was SO much easier than Day 1.

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Day 3::
Last day! I woke up a little hungry on day 3, but drank a glass of water & my morning juice and got over it ( gotta keep my eyes on the prize ). This was the easiest day by far, so I finished it like a champ. I had SO much energy after I finished the cleanse, which I didn’t expect. I usually start these things and end up cheating on the first day ( whoops ), so I was extremely proud of myself. Also, I lost about 4 pounds in 3 days, which was amaaaze.

I LOVE Suja Juice ( above others ) because I didn’t get a juice that I just didn’t like. They were all REALLY good. Also, Suja is organic / no GMOs … so basically its the best in the biz. Order yours online now and get to cleansing friends!

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