Fresh food and refreshing drinks make springtime extra special, and it's the perfect season to indulge in crisp, garden-fresh salads. Changing up your dressing is a great way to make this nutritious staple more fun and interesting. Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder's recipe for sweet basil-lime dressing is super tasty, and contains a powerful mix of vitamin C and anti-bacterial properties. Basil doesn't just taste good, Beauties, it does wonders for your insides! The delicious herb helps cleanse foods that you put it with, lowering the amount of infectious bacteria. Think of it as a gentle detox for your insides! The added garlic is an immune booster, and fights against bad bacteria that causes illness and disease.
Sweet Basil-Lime Dressing
1 small garlic clove or ½ medium-sized garlic clove
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 Tbsp water
½ tsp powdered Stevia or 2 to 3 drops of liquid Stevia
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and serve fresh with mixed greens or arugula. The dressing will keep for two to three days when covered in the refrigerator.
Kimberly Snyder is a Los Angeles-based celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. She began her work after journeying through 50 countries and six continents, learning about health and beauty from many different cultures. With a philosophy rooted in the belief that outer beauty is a reflection of inner health, Kim now works with clients such as Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde, and Drew Barrymore. Get lots of health and beauty tips by following her on Twitter at @kimsbeautydetox.