Breakaway Salad

I’ve eaten my weight in this salad over the last few weeks, but I suppose there are worse things I could over-indulge in. This salad takes me back to the days, weeks, months I spent filling in as the temporary onsite health coach for The Breakers in Palm Beach. I would look forward to lunch in the employee cafeteria, The Breakaway Cafe, where their custom salads were the highlight of most days. They were always colorful, filling, and it was the first time in my life I ever had watermelon on a salad. It was revolutionary, and this salad has become my breakaway from reality years later.

Although I’m not in Palm Beach anymore, I still have mint-a-plenty in my backyard garden, and a fridge overflowing with watermelon and blueberries. And do you see these colors? More colors = more phytochemicals, so you know this is brimming with nutrition. The mint brings out a coolness that can’t be explained, and the healthy fats from the avocado, pepitas, hemp seeds, and flax oil help absorb the fat soluable vitamins and leave you satiatied.

Breakaway Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 cup watermelon
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Drizzle with flax oil


Chop greens to form the base, layer with all remaining ingredients and drizzle with flax oil on top. Enjoy immediately!

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