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Happy New Year: Simply Raw Zucchini with Sunshine Cool Breeze Dressing

We are well into a new year. I hope the year is bringing you laughter and smiles thus far. With January, comes New Year’s resolutions. I don’t like the word ‘resolution’. I don’t keep resolutions; but the word improvements is an on-going process that gives me an opportunity to succeed. So I will use the word improvement 🙂

One of the improvements that we make concerns improving our health. Whether we set out on the journey to eat healthier or lose weight, we need to equip ourselves with tools that we will be able to sustain in the long run so that we can reach our goals. Great tasting healthy options will keep us on track to better health.

Last year, I made a lifestyle change that I have been able to sustain and carry me into the new year. The change I made was to incorporate more raw vegetables into my day. Eating raw vegetables on a consistent basis doesn’t mean that you are eating raw carrots and celery or the traditional lettuce, tomato, and cucumber salad. There are a host of vegetables that will ensure you do not get bored with eating a dish packed with vitamins and high in fiber.

One of my favorite vegetables is zucchini. I love it sautéed, steamed, and raw. Truth be told, raw zucchini is boring and taste like cardboard. By adding the refreshing dressing below, the zucchini is kicked up to new heights.

Sunshine Cool Breeze Dressing

juice of 1 small lemon
1 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
8 fresh mint leaves chopped fine
1 pinch cayenne pepper

ONECombine all ingredients in a bowl with lid or bottle with a cap.
TWOShake vigorously to combine all thoroughly combine all ingredients.
THREEPour over your favorite vegetables. Toss the vegetables to make sure they are evenly coated.

I julienned one medium sized zucchini. I tossed the zucchini in the Sunshine Cool Breeze Dressing. I then served the zucchini over a bed of baby spinach and baby arugula for extra vitamins. Yuuuuuuumy!!

Raw Zucchini w/Sunshine Cool Breeze Dressing

Raw Zucchini w/Sunshine Cool Breeze Dressing

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