Yesterday’s blog post was all about the benefits of antioxidants for the flu season which is upon us, but also for fertility support. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out already, you can here. Like I promised, here’s an easy recipe to include some antioxidants in your menu to help keep you healthy this winter.
Since I want to make this dish a powerhouse of antioxidants, we used a few items that have a high content. The base of mixed greens is one of them but could easily be replaced by any leafy greens. As I have mentioned in a previous post, the darker greens will also give you an added source of folate which is a good nutrient to stock up on in the pre conception period. Grapefruits are high in numerous nutrients but the vitamin C rich content is the main focus for this fertility/ flu support salad.
Speaking of fertility support, I had to add the avocado for its great source of monounsaturated fats. These fats are very useful with fertility support since they play a role in estrogen production and reproductive hormonal balance. Added bonus, it’s also packed of antioxidants that benefit the immune system.
Are you starting to see the trend for the ingredient list?!
I used walnuts for toppings since they also have some perks for fertility support. They are a good source of omega 3 fats and vitamin E which are both helpful for endometrial health and have also shown to benefit sperm quality.
I topped it all with some red onion, feta and a citrus vinaigrette. And there you have it! A light and colorful antioxidant salad that can benefit both your immune system and your reproductive system.
Grapefruit and greens
- 2 handful mixed greens
- 1 grapefruit
- 1/2 red onion
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp feta cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- Mix together olive oil, lemon juice and mustard then set aside
- Peel grapefruits and either separate quarters and cut in half or cut slices of the whole fruit.
- Slice red onion thin and cut up the avocado.
- Take the mixed greens and toss in dressing. Separate between 2 plates.
- Separate the avocado, red onion and grapefruit between each plate.
- Top with crumbled feta and walnuts.