Summer seems to have crept up on us all of a sudden which is lovely I just wish I could enjoy the sunshine a bit more, but it’s so hard when you’re chronically ill. The sunshine makes me so happy and life just seems a bit brighter! I am a big fan of summer food – BBQ’s, fresh vibrant salads, in season berries, sorbets. I’m not a big lover of traditional salads – it sounds crazy but I don’t actually like lettuce, tomato or cucumber (I think its a texture thing), but I adore exciting and interesting salads with pulses, zingy dressings and a bit of chilli. This particular summer salad is my new favourite for lots of reasons, especially because you can make big batches and enjoy it again and again throughout the week (although not if you have a boyfriend with a big appetite like mine!). This salad is light, but hearty, fresh, sweet and has a hint of citrus and chilli. It simply sings with flavour It’s also packed with so much goodness from every ingredient in it so it will leave you feeling energised and ready to go. If you’re not vegetarian/vegan I think it would also be great with some BBQ’d chicken on top.
I’ve also added in a Bee Prepared Daily Defence Immune Support Capsule to the salad for some extra immunity as the summer approaches. It’s hay fever season and this natural supplement is great as it has anti histamine properties. It’s also a good thing to take before and during travel (as I know lots of you will be going away this summer), as it defends against colds, flu, and travel bugs!