Vegan Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas. A healthy gluten free power greens salad packed with lucky black eyed peas and super nutrients. A great way to start off the new year and get back on track with clean eating. Easy to make and full of flavor!
When I was younger, I thought by 2016 we’d all be like the Jetsons. You know, flying cars, living in space, futuristic clothing. Come on now, didn’t you? Needless to say, life is not like the Jetsons and I’m still waiting on my flying car so I can “jet” off to a desert island for a tan and some R&R. Ya, that might take a lot of luck.
Luck or a lot of Rainbow power greens salad with black eyed peas!
Are you confused yet? Don’t worry, I’ll explain. You’ll like this!
Friday is a New Year. I mean the big 2016!!! And with the NEW YEAR comes Lucky food. Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens (and many other types of power greens) are some of the foods that are meant to bring you luck in the new year.
See where I’m going with this?
And LUCKY for you, I made a dish that has both peas and power greens and is SUPER DUPER HEALTHY! Which means I just tripled your luck factor. At least that’s what I am going to believe.
Let’s talk about this though. What makes this rainbow power greens salad with black eyed peas so lucky and healthy?
Ahh… ponder no more!
Greens (collard greens or cabbage) – Well, for one they will definitely get your body a RICH amount of vitamin K. These green also support our detox and anti-inflammatory systems. YAY! So needed after holidays. But there’s more, these power greens are also said to represent richness, money, etc. If that’s the case, I’m eating BUCKETS EACH DAY!
Black Eyed Peas – A southern food, that’s for sure. Black eyed peas are high in fiber, iron, and have a good source in zinc. ALL Lovely when supporting our immunity! Now, about the luck. Black eyed peas are said symbolize “good things to come: the promise of germination when planted!” Oh lord have mercy, you better believe we are eating our peas. In fact, I made a HUGE POT and we are going to eat them all! Just not one in sitting. That might backfire, literally.
Okay friends, you know the health perks and the New Year’s luck “perks.” Let’s put it all together and get to eatin! Who’s ready for healthy, delicious, lucky, RAINBOW POWER GREENS SALAD with black eyed peas?
MORE healthy lucky foods and recipes you should eat in the New Year!
Man, I’m hungry!
P.S this salad may be a “rainbow“ of colors, but it’s title is also metaphoric. Um, a rainbow. It’s a sign of luck. And at the other side you can find a pot of gold. See… I’m clever.
Happy NEW YEAR’S and see you in 2016!!
Favorite lucky food to eat on New Years?