I am part Greek and for the most part I love Greek (vegetarian) food. But the Greek salads often found at Greek restaurants with their sad iceberg lettuce leaves, do little for me.
How about a nutritional powerhouse of a Greek salad instead?
Greek Quinoa Salad
1/2 cup quinoa, cooked as directed
1 can chickpeas
1/2 cup black olives, pitted
goat cheese, crumbled *optional, leave out to make vegan
RawFoodz Glorious Greek dressing, to taste
1. Assemble all ingredients in a bowl and top with RawFoodz dressing or make your own using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Lemon juice, Salt and Pepper to taste.
Why goat dairy?
Unlike it’s bovine counterpart, goat dairy has smaller fat globules and higher levels of medium chain fatty acids meaning that digestion is quicker and more smooth. Goat’s milk is more similar to the human body than cow’s milk; the high amount of potassium causes goat’s milk to react in an alkaline way within the body as oppose to cow’s milk that is lacking in potassium and ends up reacting in an acidic way. It is also less allergenic than cow dairy and while it does contain lactose (“milk sugar”), it is sometimes tolerated by those who are lactose intolerant.1
Visit your local health food store, and even conventional grocery store to find many goat milk products from milk, cheese, yogurt and even ice cream as well as protein powders.
1. Cooke, Thomas Dr. Benefits of Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk. Web. 20 Aug 10. <http://www.mtcapra.com/benefits-of-goat-milk-vs-cow-milk/#Goat’s milk matches up to the human body better than cow’s milk.> 7 Jul 12.