Coco and I are in the middle of our annual detox as I write this post. It has been going very well and committing to a set time frame where we say “NO” to all processed foods, dairy, added sugars, and stimulants feels so good. One of our favorite things during this time, is to try new recipes that follow the guidelines of clean eating. It can be easier to find healthy recipes when there are limits placed on what ingredients you can and can’t use. This broccoli salad was one of our favorites. Not only is it detox friendly, but it is raw, vegan, easy to make and so delicious!
The main ingredients in this salad are broccoli and purple cabbage, both of which tout a lot of detox benefits.
Broccoli: Purifies the liver and spleen by activating detox enzymes in the liver, which helps to rid of toxins quicker. Plus, broccoli is rich in beta carotene, iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Purple Cabbage: Cleanses the digestive tract and helps to eliminate toxins that lead to illness and inflammation. Cabbage also balances blood sugar, stimulates immunity shrinks tumors, and destroys cancer cells.
DETOX BROCCOLI SALAD
FOR THE SALAD
- 2 heads of broccoli, cut into small florets
- 2 cups of chopped purple cabbage
- 1/2 raisins
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
FOR THE DRESSING
- 1 orange peeled
- 2 tablespoons miso
- 2 tablespoons nut butter
- 1 shallot
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Toss all of the salad ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add of the dressing ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
- Mix the salad with the dressing.
Note: You can change out the miso for extra nut butter. However, you may have to add extra salt to taste. We also like to add avocado or a chopped apple to variation.