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Baby Power Greens with Shredded Chicken and Tart Cherry Vinaigrette

No matter what your fitness goals are, nutrition is a key aspect of being well and feeling healthy. Easier said than done though, right? When we came across The CoachUp Cookbook, we were thrilled. They have totally taken the guesswork out of eating wholesome food that actually tastes delicious. Each recipe is unique, and targeted to a different aspect: strength, endurance, recovery, you know name it. The best part? The whole cookbook is available for free download here.

They shared their recipe for a Baby Power Greens with Shredded Chicken and Tart Cherry Vinaigrette Salad. It's designed to give you endurance for your workout or even a really busy day. Tart cherries are high in antioxidants. Studies have shown that runners who consume tart cherry juice twice a day have notably less muscle pain after long distance runs. Baby greens are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins A, K, B6, calcium, and iron. Anti-inflammatory properties and supports bone strength.

RECIPE: Baby Power Greens with Shredded Chicken and Tart Cherry Vinaigrette

Yields 1 salad

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of mixed baby power greens (kale, spinach, chard, etc)
  • 3 oz Shredded chicken
  • 1/8 Cup dried tart cherries, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon walnuts, chopped
  • ½ Apple, rough chop

Dressing:

  • Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon tart cherry juice
  • ½ Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together.
  2. Toss the dressing with the mixed baby greens. Plate the coated greens.
  3. Top the salad with shredded chicken, tart cherries, walnuts, and apple pieces.
  4. Serve with a slide of crusty whole wheat bread.

Image and recipe via CoachUp.com

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