Lettuce isn’t just a sweet and crunchy vegetable that makes salads appetizing, or the mandatory greens you add atop your burger! It’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods around, according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Nutrient density can also be understood as the ratio of the nutrient composition of a given food to the nutrient requirements of the human body. This, according to the eBook 'Profoundly Raw'. OK, as you see from the chart below, it’s nowhere close to the heavy weights kale and spinach, but would you rather eat a kilo of kale or lettuce?
Strawberry Lettuce Salad
- 10-12 strawberries
- 2-3 cups of lettuce
- 10-12 green olives
- 1 cup of green pepper
- ½ cup of red pepper
- Tablespoon of maple syrup
- Tear up the lettuce - I used iceberg – into bite sized chunks.
- Chop up the peppers into little squares, and the strawberries you can leave whole or slice in half, depending on the size.
- Mix all the ingredients.
- Pour the maple syrup on top right before you want to eat the salad or the lettuce will start to wilt away.