July 12, 2023

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Crunchy Detox Salad

This Salad is loaded with cruciferous vegetables (detox and immune boosting foods) that are rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits to help detoxify your body.  


  •  2 cups cauliflower, chopped
  •  2 cups broccoli, chopped
  •  1 cup red cabbage, chopped
  •  1 cup carrots, chopped
  •  1-1/2 cups fresh parsley, chopped
  •  2 celery stalks, chopped
  •  1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  •  1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  •  1/3 cup organic raisins (substitute with cran-raisins or dried cherries)

For the Vinaigrette:

  •  3 Tbsp olive oil (Kristi alters to 2 tbsp)
  •  1/2 cup lemon juice (Kristi alters to 1 tbsp to 1/4 cup)
  •  1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  •  2 tablespoons clover honey (Kristi alters to 1 tbsp)
  •  1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Either chop the ingredients using a good sharp knife, food chopper, or toss them individually in a food processor and pulse a few times so they are finely chopped.
  2. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss with the vinaigrette.
  3. For the vinaigrette - place the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a mason jar and seal the lid. Shake well. You can also place the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend. Best if refrigerated for up to an hour before use.

Yield: 6  
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291 | Total Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Unsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 952mg | Carbohydrates: 29g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Protein: 8g

What is Detoxifying

Detoxifying, detoxification and detox are buzz words that imply following or adhering to a diet (detox diet) and consuming certain foods (immune boosting foods and detox foods) that claim to enhance the body’s natural detoxifying process and ridding it of toxins to boost the immune system (detoxify your body), improve overall health and promote weight loss.

Benefits of Detoxifying 

The immune boosting foods tossed in this salad contain nutrients and phytochemicals which stimulate the enzymes in your liver to turn toxins into something our bodies can eliminate easily.  Besides eliminating the bad, if we consume detox foods on a regular basis, it helps to strengthen our immune system functioning and to fight off infection.

Why we detoxify is to restore balance to our body’s systems to help them function properly.  Each of us can benefit from giving a boost to our body’s natural detoxification process.  The upside to incorporating a detox diet into your daily wellness plan, is you might find that you feel more energetic and full of vitality.

This original recipe and image is provided by https://www.theharvestkitchen.com/

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