Sun-Protecting Watermelon Carrot Summer Salad
Pile together some summertime favorites in this fresh, antioxidant-rich, sun-protecting summer salad! This nutrient-rich salad combines lycopene, found in the watermelon, together with other nutrients such as beta-carotene from carrots, vitamin C from the strawberries, vitamin E in the almonds, and antioxidants in the green tea. These powerful nutrients have been found to help protect skin from sun damage. Bonus: The salad is delicious! Make this Sun-Splashed Watermelon Carrot Summer Salad your secret weapon against too much fun in the sun. Drizzle it with our strawberry mint sweet dressing for a fresh, skin-soothing, nourishing meal!
(Note: Use all organic, fresh ingredients if possible)
2 cups cut watermelon, or one half of a mini seedless watermelon. Bonus: You can use the watermelon shell as a bowl!
¾ cup shredded carrots
2-3 tbsp chopped almonds
Makes 2 servings
1 cups fresh strawberries (if using frozen strawberries, thaw them out)
1/2 cup brewed green tea
4 -6 large mint leaves (use more if the mint leaves are on the smaller side)
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
Note: You can store any extra salad dressing in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. This is a great dressing to make ahead of time and use during the week.