Words and images by Alyssa Stevenson


35 D has come and gone, SXSW and all of those other spring break shenanigans have left me not only sleep-deprived, but nutrient-deprived and on the outs with tequila for awhile. As much as I love the incredible music, the late nights, and being constantly surrounded by fun friends, all of it has left my poor body tired. 

As a result, all kinds of deliciously fattening foods sound absolutely unappetizing (sorry pizza, burgers and cookies) and I've only been craving fresh vegetables and hot tea. (Who am I? Not even wanting coffee -- the sweet nectar of the caffeine gods -- definitely not normal.) This is probably a good thing, right? Spring time is closing in, so its kind of a spring cleaning for my body. (That can be a thing - right?) Out with the bad, in with the good! 

So I'm making salads. Lot and lots of giant salads packed with nutrient-rich foods, so that I can stop feeling sluggish after all of the craziness and start feeling fresh and bright.


Therefore I'm sharing with you my favorite salad right now, a really flavorful citrus salad. This guy is nutrient and flavor packed. Its exactly what I need to be able to get back to late nights, lots of shows... and maybe a few tequila shots. 

Citrus Salad 

  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 1 navel orange, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 1 cup fresh edamame
  • ½ hass avocado sliced
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

On a plate pile the avocado, grapefruit, navel oranges and edamame. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Drizzle the dressing over the citrus salad. Enjoy. Your body will thank you later.