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Beyonce: How to Make the Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad She Loves

Jay-Z and Beyonce at 40/40 Club on June 17, 2013 in New York City
To cleanse their diet, Jay-Z and Beyonce turned to vegan guru Marco Borges for healthy recipes.Kevin Mazur/

Embarking on a 22-day vegan cleanse in December 2013, Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z say they weren’t only out to cleanse their cupboards. The duo, who announced their intentions on Jay-Z’s website Life + Times, participated in the challenge as a “spiritual and physical cleanse.”

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Making the jump from greens some of the time to greens all of the time can be a daunting task, but vegan guru Marco Borges shares a recipe loved by Bey and Jay that may help even the most finicky eater dine like an A-lister.

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Red Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad

quinoa, almond and arugula salad
Beyonce and Jay-Z love the quinoa, almond and arugula salad vegan guru Marco Borges prepares for their lunch.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
4 cups arugula, packed
1-1/2 cups cooked red quinoa, cooled
1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks
1/4 cup slivered almonds

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1. For dressing: Whisk together the oil, vinegar and syrup. Add sea salt and pepper, as desired.
2. Onto two serving plates divide the arugula, quinoa and cantaloupe. Sprinkle with the almonds and drizzle with the dressing.

Serves 2.

For more tips from Borges, the founder of the 22 Days plan, visit

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