I think a detox salad is in order.
I was up at my parents house in WI, what do you expect?! I needed to eat cheese curds, beef sticks and drink delicious beer. It’s what you do there.
After having an awesome weekend I am back on track to some healthy foods from the earth. Simple to prep and so tasty and satisfying. This salad will honestly boost your energy levels. You will feel super energized and like you are ready to carpe freakin’ diem!
You can always sub out any veggies or nuts/dressing ingredients that you don’t like. I love to add tahini do my dressing as well for a bit more of a nutty flavor.
Check out Norman in the picture below (and also at the very bottom). He is ALWAYS trying to photo bomb my pictures. I typically stand on a chair/couch/table on one foot using the other foot to try and block him from deep-diving into my food. I literally don’t know how else to teach a cat to stay off the table and counter. I yell, chase, spray, smack and make every single other sound and motion humanly possible to try and scare him and he just stares at me like I’m a crazy person (he’s not wrong).
But, he is my fur baby and at times I will give him a scrap or two (unlike Mikey who thinks that everything he eats needs to be shared with Norm).
I follow my Mother-In-Laws suggestion and try to get as many colors on my plate and into my diet every day. This salad is no slouch and has so many colors and nutrients to leave you feeling healthy and ready to take whatever the world wants to toss your way!
Hope you’re all doing amazingly well. Sorry the Lately post’s have been M.I.A as of late. I teach a yoga class Friday mornings now so my routine is a little different and I am still getting in to the swing of things. I promise to try my hardest to keep those babies comin ‘attcha as often as I can! Happy hump day and, oh yeah, GO CUBS GO!!!!!
Kale & Broccoli Detox Salad
(Suggest using all organic produce)
2 Cups Kale, Thinly Sliced
2 Cups Broccoli Florets
2 Cups Red Cabbage, Thinly Sliced
2 Large Carrots, Peeled and Grated (I just continued to peel mine into long strips)
1 Red Bell Pepper, Julienned
1-2 Avocados, Diced
1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped
1 Cup Walnuts
1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
For the Dressing:
1/3 Cup Oil (Olive, Grapeseed, Coconut, etc)
1/3 Cup Lemon Juice (Fresh Squeezed)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Minced/Grated
2 Teaspoons Whole Grain Mustard
2 Teaspoons Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
Thinly slice and dice up all your veggies. Toss everything together and make dressing by combining all ingredients listed. Whisk lightly and then pour over salad. Top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds or hemp seeds!