RECIPE: Great Green Salad

arugula and cucumber salad

By now, hopefully you’ve gotten the memo on eating more greens! Greens boost immunity, prevent cancer, give us energy, and pack a powerful nutritional punch to keep our bodies functioning optimally!  So figure out ways to include them in your meals EVERY DAY!

I usually start my day with a spinach smoothie and have a salad with my lunch.  Below is a simple green salad I love because it ‘s easy to make (heck, it only has 3 ingredients), it tastes delicious (because I use what ever dressing I’m loving at the moment) and I know its great for my body!

Bowl full of arugula (use romaine or spinach or mixed greens if you prefer)

1/2 to 1 avocado cubed

1/2 small cucumber or celery stick sliced

FAVORITE DRESSING (mine is either Annie’s Goddess or Trader Joe’s Champagne dressing)

You can add feta or onions or anything you choose to make it YOUR favorite!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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