Recipe: Stress Busting Harvest Salad

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘BOOST YOUR METABOLISM THIS FALL‘.

If you want a true stress-busting salad, this combo will do the trick. The sprouts provide great B vitamins that nourish the nervous system. The red pepper provides exceptional Vitamin C that is important for adrenal health. Blueberries have been shown in clinical trials to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. The nutty flavour of the hemp hearts pair nicely with blueberries and the mood boosting fat in hemp make this a truly happy salad!
(Makes 2 large salads)


  • 4 cups sunflower and pea sprouts
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, sliced
  • 2/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp pesto or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch pink salt
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seed)
  1. Combine sprouts, pepper, berries and snow peas into a large bowl.
  2. Combine oil, pesto, honey and salt into a small mason jar and shake vigorously until well mixed.
  3. Pour over salad and top with hemp seeds.

Julie Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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