Spring cleaning doesn’t just have to apply to cleaning out your home. It’s a great time to clean out your body too! I love the idea of beginning to clean out our bodies during March, so that we can go into spring renewed. This salad is filled with cruciferous vegetables, seeds, and other detoxifying ingredients that all provide anti-inflammatory, energizing and disease-reducing properties. It makes enough that you can store it in the fridge and eat it all week long. It is great alone or topped with your favorite wild fish or organic meat/poultry.
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, and kale in this salad) are said to be detoxifying because they support 5-systems within the body that play a pivotal role in our risk of cancer and disease development. The nutrients in these vegetables provide support for the immune system, inflammatory system, hormonal system, detoxification system, and antioxidant system. They have a significant concentration of folic acid, which combined with their anti-inflammatory properties make these vegetables extremely protective against heart disease. These powerful vegetables are a must-have in your journey to detoxification and disease prevention.
1 head raw cauliflower, chopped
1 head raw broccoli, chopped
1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
3 raw carrots, shredded
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup raisins
Juice of one lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste
Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and store in refrigerator. Makes 6-8 servings.