Starting your meals with a green salad helps to ‘prime the system’ for optimal digestion. Having bitters before a meal releases stomach acid and digestive enzymes so that your body is ready to digest and absorb the nutrients from your meal. Apple cider vinegar (1 tsp mixed with 2 oz water) before meals gives the same effect as having bitter greens (kale, arugula, baby swiss chard, mustard greens, endive, lettuce, etc).
CREAMY APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRESSING
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 3 tsp honey
- 1 garlic clove
- salt and pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for a 15-20 seconds.
Enjoy over a big bowl of delicious dark leafy greens!