The secret to a perfect salad is mixing fresh, colorful ingredients and blending them together with a flavorful dressing. I’m showing you how to do that with my Chili Lime Arugula Salad recipe! This fun recipe is sure to boost you up with plant energy and nourish you from the inside out. Bonus: it’s so simple to throw together!
Feelin’ Fine with Lime
A star ingredient in this Chili Lime Arugula Salad is the zesty lime. Limes are such an underrated beauty food! Just like lemons, these green citrus fruits have loads of vitamin C, enzymes, and cleansing properties. Let’s take a deeper look at why that matters…
Consuming citrus fruits, like limes, is a natural way to rid our bodies of cellulite, due to the boost of vitamin C that rebuilds and repairs skin collagen (which is what prevents cellulite from being visible)!
Limes also have powerful cleansing properties that help us fight off environmental toxins and protect the body from damaging free radicals. These fruits are also a good source of folate and thiamine — which helps wounds heal and helps hold blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and bone together. How’s that for some health benefits?
Feelin’ Full with Fiber
Bold arugula, juicy mango, bright red bell peppers and nourishing avocado… this Chili Lime Arugula Salad is bursting with flavor, color and FIBER! Having such a wide array of veggies and fruit means lots of filling beauty fiber!
You all know why filling up on loads of beautifying fiber is AMAZING for you… right? For those of you that need a quick reminder, here’s the rundown:
Fiber-rich foods can push stomach and intestine-clogging materials out of the body. Fiber moves food through the gastrointestinal tract quickly for better digestion and contributes to overall wellbeing. Veggies and fruit are not only full of fiber, but they also contain lots of water. Water is necessary to soften and loosen digesting material.
Getting things moving means less bloat, enhanced digestion and boosted detoxification. This allows old, stagnant waste and toxin buildup to finally exit the body. The less toxicity we have, the healthier, more energized and beautiful we become.
Why? Because toxicity is foreign to our body, not natural. It weighs us down. When we clear it out, our bodies can use their innate intelligence to repair and rejuvenate to a higher degree.
Now that you know the major benefits of this Chili Lime Arugula Salad, it’s time to put it all together! Especially during this time of year, when holiday schedules get crazy and cold weather might get you down, it’s important to stay nourished. Filling your body with fresh, cleansing foods that also provide you with antioxidant armor is KEY to looking and feeling your very best!
Ready to get chopping and mixing?? Let me know how you like this recipe in the comments below! And come follow me on Instagram @_kimberlysnyder for more recipes and health tips!
- 3 cups of arugula
- 1 cup fresh mango chunks
- 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
- ½ cup freshly diced cucumber
- ½ ripe avocado, pitted and diced
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¼ Tbs. coconut nectar
- ⅛ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
- ⅛ tsp. ground cumin
- Sea salt to taste
- In a large salad bowl, combine arugula, mango, red bell pepper, cucumber, and avocado.
- Whisk together salad ingredients and drizzle over salad.
- Toss salad together well and enjoy!
Lots of love!