Missing the Crunch of Croutons?
This is hands down my favorite salad topper. It is a powerhouse of nutrients that pairs well with any summer salad. I can be honest and say that I am one that misses my croutons on my salad. This is a perfect amount of crunch that doesn’t get soggy.
So what it a Powerhouse of Nutrients?
Let look at just some of the ingredients:
Some studies have shown significant benefits to your cardiovascular system, metabolic syndrome, anti-inflammatory, and type 2 diabetes.
- 113% Omega-3 fats
- 53% Copper
- 44% Manganese
Just like almonds, they are full of good fat. Studies have shown that almonds can play a role in lowering your LDL- Cholesterol and help support the cardiovascular system. Further research has also found a link with almonds and helping support blood sugar levels.
- 49% biotin
- 40% vitamin E
- 23% manganese
- 15% magnesium
Hemp Foods have been classed as a complete protein as they have all 10 amino acids. They also contain omega 3 and 6. These have amazing brain health and cellular benefits, as well as helps support inflammation. Hemp hearts are full of healthy fats and amazing protein.
- 10g Protein
- 12g Omegas
- 70% more Iron
For a long time now pumpkin seeds have been valued for this zinc levels which helps with our immune system. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of Anti-oxidants and mineral support.
- 64% manganese
- 48% copper
- 23% zinc
- 20% protein
Flaxseeds have a few unique features about them. One of them is that they are super high in Omega-3, one of the highest foods. Great source of phytoestrogens, which help balance our natural hormones. They are also a great source of fiber. Again they help support your cardiovascular system and are full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
- 133% Omega 3
- 14% fiber
- 6% selenium
Raw Crunch Salad Topper
By Jenna Gallagher- Now-Wellness
- Walnuts *
- Chia seeds
- Hemp Hearts
- Pumpkin seeds*
- Flax seeds or Ground Flax
- Sunflower seeds*
I typically add equal amounts of each. Approx 1 cup of each. However, you can do as much as you desire
Combine all ingredients and mix together.
Add to glass airtight container. If using ground flaxseeds, ensure you store in the fridge.
Add your desired amount on top of salads.
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