The Fourth of July is one of the best summer celebrations! It’s a popular and fun holiday where people gather with family and friends, grill out, spending time outdoors (if the weather’s nice!).
Food is always a big part of any type of get-together but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your body or nutrition. There’s no reason why you can’t bring a healthy, yet delicious, dish to your Fourth of July party. It’ll be the dish that everyone won’t stop talking about – or eating!
My friend, and our outstanding health and wellness expert, Marisa Dicenso-Pelser, shares her Sweet and Raw Broccoli Salad recipe with us. It’s so delectable that people won’t believe how nutritious it is!
Sweet and Raw Broccoli Salad
• 2 heads of broccoli (chopped in bite size pieces)
• 1 cup raisins or cranberries
• 1 cup sunflower seeds
Step 1: Lightly coat broccoli with olive oil.
Broccoli Salad Mayo
• ½ cup Olive Oil
• ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
• ½ cup Real Maple Syrup
• 2 cloves Garlic (small)
• Handful of Raw Cashews or Macadamias
Step 1: Blend all the mayo ingredients in Vitamix or high-speed blender until smooth.
Step 2: Toss well with broccoli, raisins and sunflower seeds.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Remember…Beauty Begins Within
Marisa Dicenso-Pelser – Marisa is one of the Founders and Head Trainers for Pure Health and Fitness. Marisa is a Raw Foods Chef, Personal Trainer, and Nationally Qualified Figure Competitor. Along with her husband, Pieter, they are spreading the word of the importance of plant-based raw food nutrition as well as fitness throughout Northeast Ohio.