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Detox Energy Salad

 

Detox is not a diet of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and B grade maple syrup – the human body needs much more than that to revitalise and restore cells back to optimum health. I prefer a gentle and nurturing approach that is well supported through whole foods that help nourish and revitalize the body –  using food as medicine to help nurture and restore health.

A detox is basically a healthy eating plan that’s rich in life giving vegetables and salads. It’s an opportunity to let go of old habits to reset yourself nutritionally and to have a fresh start. A healthy detox can help to re-boot and re-energise your system and help to enhance your over all health.

The ingredients have been specifically chosen to detoxify, alkalinise and heal the body.  Eating one bowl a day will promote clear glowing skin, a healthy digestive system and endless vitality. Leafy greens are power-packed with naturally occurring nutrients including chlorophyll, beta carotene, vitamin C, B complex vitamins, amino acids, calcium, potassium and magnesium. They work as a natural anti-inflammatory in the body and a key nutrient in supporting digestive health and detoxification in the body.

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ingredients (2 serves)

4 handfuls mixed leafy greens (cos, butter lettuce, iceberg, rocket, spinach, micro greens etc)
1 avocado, quartered
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons roasted buckwheat
2 tablespoons goji berries or the jewels from 1 pomegranate
2 teaspoons  ground flax seed (linseed) or LSA

method

  1. Arrange the salad leaves into serving bowls.
  2. Add the avocado quarters and sprinkle over the seeds, buckwheat, flaxseed and goji.
  3. Combine dressing ingredients and drizzle over the top of the salad before serving.
+ notes & inspiration +

Use parsley and mint salsa verde in place of dressing above. Just blend 2 bunches parsley, 1 bunch mint, juice and zest from 1 lemon + 1/2 cup olive oil.

Pump up the protein by serving with steamed white fish or organic egg.
Enhance detoxification by adding 1/2 raw grated or roasted beetroot.

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