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berry salad dressing

Today is Good Friday but the truth is I am writing this berry salad dressing post on Wednesday afternoon. Behind the scenes of a food blogger’s life also include completely unbalanced nutrition days: cinnamon toast crunch for lunch.

I am sitting on a couch and still feeling the high from a morning 30 minute workout with Chalene. I don’t know, she is my favourite! She does it for me. Honestly, I do not love indoor exercises and would much rather do fun outdoor activities. But when indoors I can do only Chalene.

berry salad dressing

So, I did my workout. Before that I did necessary food blog grocery shopping. Before that morning kid routine (ouch). After a workout I consumed a frozen yogurt recipe I made for a client. An hour later I had avocado broccoli slaw salad I made for another project. Now I am finally sitting down and enjoying the post-workout high in my butt and glutes.

berry salad dressing

Today’s post is very pink which my life lacks completely. Alex wouldn’t let me buy anything remotely girly or pink for the house. Pink neighbour’s cherry blossoms, pink flowers on my counter and pink berry salad dressing it is then.

I am always ahead or behind the masses. I managed to put together an Easter kind of menu ideas in my newsletter. But other than that I honestly do not understand why I can’t have a pink salad for Easter?! Like how Easter dinner is different from Thanksgiving or Christmas one?! I saw woman behind me buying turkey in a store today. Huh?! Turkey. For Easter? Again?!!!! What holiday does America not eat turkey?

berry salad dressing

Like does anyone serve boiled coloured eggs for Easter dinner? So, I honestly don’t understand why greens and beans, broiled asparagus or stuffed chicken can’t be at a celebration table. Why does it have to be turkey, eggs and carrots?! We are not bunnies. We have got California and Mexico around the corner supplying us with any produce all year round. Frozen, fresh or jarred – we got it all.

Man, we have LA housewives checking into 40K per night suites in Dubai. Like 4 suites per night for 5 nights. Isn’t that a waste?! How many hungry people you could feed for that money?! What a screwed up world we live in which I honestly think is going only down. You know I am right. Peeled and packaged avocados and bananas, unrecycled Starbucks and Keurig cups (think how many!!!), flavoured water, 46 year olds dead from cancer. Our laziness and stupidity makes us sick.

berry salad dressing

This berry salad dressing literally took me 2 minutes to put together. How hard can it be to throw a cup of frozen berries, a few splashes of oil, vinegar and salt in a food processor, and press a button?! You have a healthy salad dressing for a week ahead. And yet people complain they have no time to cook healthy. That is a pure excuse.

I hear it from sports parents whose 2 kids play 2 sports each. I will never get it why spend so much time and money on sports (considering 99.9% of kids won’t become Olympian athletes) and as a consequence feed entire family junk food. I just don’t get it! Primary benefit of child’s sport activities are fun and development, which should not come at a cost of family’s health and well-being. I am yet to meet a mom who is struggling with weight that is happy and full of energy.

My goodness, ladies, love and take care of yourself. You deserve it and your family will have a happy & healthy wife and mom. The problem is there is not enough education in the masses and an abundance of processed foods on grocery shelves. I bet if latter didn’t exist, everything else would fall into place. 2 minutes you take today to make this berry salad dressing will pay off with normal cholesterol test results tomorrow and happy you self!

Happy Easter to your an your family. Have fun colouring, collecting and eating eggs. Life is fragile and time really flies by…

Berry Salad Dressing

Berry Salad Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth.
  2. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks.

Notes

*White wine or balsamic vinegar would work. **I used a frozen mix of strawberries, blueberries, cherries and raspberries.

http://ifoodreal.com/berry-salad-dressing/

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving = 2 tbsp:
Calories: 102.8
Total Fat: 10.5 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 146.5 mg
Total Carbs: 3.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 0.1 g
WW Points+: 3

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9 Comments

  1. angela

    Thanks for this recipe! I tried your peanut slaw w/ peanut sauce and it was out of this world. So fresh and delicious. Everything in this post is so true. It’s easy to prepare healthy foods, and if you don’t make time for it now you will regret later. Packaged and peeled avocados? Gross! And that’s just so lazy!!

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    • Olena

      Oh that is great!:) Many news channels tried to justify pre-peeled fruit a necessity for disabled people…as always.

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  2. Anneli

    This dressing looks really good! I’ve never made a fruity dressing yet. So true what you say… you have to take care of yourself for the sake of the family. I can make a macaroni dish way better then a boxed mac and cheese in just about the same amount of time. It’s just a matter of reprogramming yourself to think outside the packaging 🙂

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    • Olena

      Oh, I like how yo say “reprogramming”. I guess it is like breaking a bad habit and creating a new one. Is that mac and cheese you posted on your blog about recently?

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  3. Kit

    I love this recipe, and I love the message the posting it contains equallly! Bravo for your honest and strength for putting it out there loud and clear. So many wont say a word in fear of losing a follower. The amount of food that is wasted in a typical home is astronomical too, and that is my pet peeve. I buy only what I can use, and leftovers are used, extras frozen or died, picked, cooked up into a sauce, jam, or even a dressing if it’s just s small amount. Because organic is expensive, but illness and poor health is more so.

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    • Olena

      I feel very strongly passionate about healthy eating and I feel it is my duty to show women how easy and rewarding it is. I am not here to hurt anyone’s feelings but rather help. I try to send a message in the most careful way with only best intentions. I wish I could make everyone healthy. It hurts me so much to hear stories about sick kids and people. So many times it could have been prevented.:(
      I recently watched documentary about food waste – Just Eat Real Food I think. About a couple who lived off of grocery store’s dumpster food for 6 months. OMG that twas heartbreaking!!! I can never waste anything I put my money and effort into. Good for you, I cook smth into smth all the time too. That is the way it should be.

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  4. Joan

    This dressing is so yummy- perfect way to welcome spring. As a fellow ( HUGE) fan of Chalean- her high energy is so motivating & contagious! I have to recommend checking out Shelly Dose on YouTube. Her workouts are high energy, effective and fun! Now that the weather is nice- it is hard to stay indoors. But her workouts ( & channel ) & the sweat stream channel are the perfect way to compliment a great run!

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    • Olena

      Hi Joan. Thank you very much. I will check Shelly out tomorrow as I will be working out inside. I do not want to waste my time looking through various YouTube channels so recommendation is much appreciated. Do you like Piyo?

      Reply

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