● 1 cup Kale Or Spinach Leaves
● ½ cup Steamed Corn Kernels
● ½ cup Sweet Potato
● 1 Red Bell Pepper
● Orange Soy Dressing
Step 1: Boil the sweet potato with skin until it becomes tender. Once the sweet potato is cool, peel off the skin and chop into small pieces.
Step 2: Boil the corn kernels with a pinch of salt in water for about 5 minutes until it becomes tender.
Step 3: While the sweet potato and corn kernels are boiling, cut up kale or spinach and red bell pepper finely.
Step 4: For the orange soy dressing, squeeze about 2 teaspoons of orange juice and then add about 1½ teaspoon of soy sauce in it and mix it well. You may also grate a little bit of ginger into the sauce to add a zing to the dressing.
Step 5: In a large bowl, mix the all the vegetables together, pour the dressing and mix well. Serve immediately.
All of the ingredients are packed with lutein and zeaxanthin, kale having the highest amount of it. Kale and spinach also help prevent age related-eye disease while steamed corn kernels, baked sweet potato and red bell-peppers are packed with beta carotene that prevents macular degeneration, dry eyes and night blindness. The orange soy dressing gives a nice zing to the delicious recipe and also helps ‘cool’ the eyes. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together and mix it well, and voila! Time to eat!
The salad is not only heavenly in taste, but has rich sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and is extremely low on calories which helps to improve blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, bad fats and increases your immunity and fight those unwanted infections. A bonus; the salad is also rich in good carbs which gives you the energy and B complex vitamins for optimized cellular function. You can also find lutein and zeaxanthin in:
● Dark green leafy vegetables
● French beans
● Egg yolks