Written by Amanda Blair
Ever since I started working for Dana in April, I have become inspired to make my diet as high vibe as it can be. Gone are last minute stops to whatever bodega was closet to me and in it’s place, my favorite Sunday activity; strolling through my local famers market to pick up supplies for the week. I love the leisurely pace of pursuing each stall and getting to know the farmers. Plump heirloom tomatoes, springy greens and hydrating watermelon have been my go-tos all summer long. Though fall is upon us (the fall equinox is today), I can’t help but hold on to the last of summer for one salad longer. Luckily, at the market I managed to scoop up the last of the heirloom tomatoes and watermelon that are the stars of this meal. The watermelon especially balances out the spicy tang of wild arugula and combines so beautifully with the juicy tomato. The succulent cucumber anchors the salads texture with a delicious crunch and the nutty hemp seeds pack a protein punch, while also grounding the whole situation. I wanted the flavors of the nutrient packed ingredients to shine so, the dressing is simple and to the point- lemon, a dash of maple syrup and good dollop of mustard. Every time I eat this salad, I feel the things Dana preaches about a high vibe diet- nurtured, satisfied and beautiful from the inside out.