Monday Detox Salad

Monday Detox Salad

On Mondays we eat salads, because of the “lifestyle choices” made on the weekend. 

Who else is with me?

How does this chopped up rainbow get your insides balanced out?
Kale: contains chlorophyll which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Cabbage: helps eliminate toxins from your liver
Parsley & Cilantro: packed with vitamins that are great in aiding your kidneys and bladder
Pepitas: great source of protein and antioxidants
Carrots: support the immune system and heart health and aids digestion
Lemon: helps convert toxins into a water soluble form to help elimination
Ginger: helps boost your metabolism which will kickstart the detox process
Garlic: detoxifies heavy metals in the body and fights infection

I took a shortcut today and just used Bragg’s Ginger Sesame salad dressing instead of whipping up my own. You can find it in most grocery stores and it’s a great “clean” alternative for bottled dressings.

Here’s the recipe – although on this one I rarely measure out. Bring on the raw veggies!

Lemon Ginger Dressing (makes 1 1/2 cups)

  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, or 3 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey

Salad (serves one)

  • 1 cup shredded kale
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Instructions

  • To prepare the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a blender, starting with just 1-inch of fresh ginger, and blend until smooth. Add more ginger to taste, if desired, and set aside.
  • To prepare the salad, toss together the cabbage, carrots, and parsley in a large bowl and top with the sliced avocado and raisins.

Top the assembled salad with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the lemon-ginger dressing and let it marinate for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Store leftover dressing in an airtight container

 

Monday Detox Salad

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Christin Mielke

Chief Firestarter. Fitness Instigator. Snack Master.

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