Every Vegan’s Rainbow Salad

Rainbow Salad

Eating clean and plant-based is not as confusing as you might think.  It actually can be very simple.  All you have to do is follow my 1 simple rule “Eat the Rainbow.”  I use this phrase every day when I’m making a salad.  All you have to do to make a nutrient-dense salad is pull all of the colorful fruits and vegetables out of your refrigerator and onto your counter.  Find a bowl and combine all of those ingredients together.  Piece of cake.  Here is a recipe to one of my salads that I used following this rule.  As you can see below, I don’t give you any “measurables” for this salad.  Why?  There’s really no need to when making a salad.  You can put as much or as little of each ingredient I put down below as you want.  In addition, sometimes, measuring ingredients puts a negative connotation in your mind around food.  I used to count calories and really think about portion size a lot.  Now, I don’t.  I listen to my body and keep my eating habits clean and plant-based.  I eat to fuel my body (to give me energy and to help me recover).  I make as small or as big of a salad as I want based off of the size bowl I want to use, and then I get creative and build a beautiful and satisfying masterpiece that I am excited to eat.  (Again, you can use as much or as little portions of these ingredients as you want.  But, if you want measurements to go by, I use about a handful of each ingredient.  I might use two or three handfuls of baby kale for this salad).  Remember, the possibilities of making a scrumptious and delicious salad are endless.  You can make it as small and simple or large and thrilling (with all of the “goodies” as I like to call it) as you want.

Every Vegan’s Rainbow Salad:


*Baby Kale

*Shredded Carrots

*Organic Red Bell Pepper

*Organic Raspberries

*Organic Blueberries

*Cooked Quinoa

*Dried Cranberries

*Raw Cashews

*Optional: Add a Hi-Protein Veggie Patty from TJ’s

*Dressing: I used The Green Goddess Dressing from Trader Joe’s.  But you can use your favorite dressing of choice.


Put all ingredients together in a bowl.  Dress with your favorite salad dressing.  Toss.  Enjoy!

Rainbow Salad


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