Rather than only detoxing 1-2 times a year, we are encouraging you to consider the idea of daily cleansing. Daily cleansing allows your body to deal with the toxic environment we live in and allows your body to take little steps each day to prevent a major illness from creeping up on you later.
For this recipe Friday, we’d like to share a simple recipe for those who love to eat raw and clean, but don’t always have the time for to make a complicated clean food masterpiece. Adding detoxing foods, like the ones in this salad, are easy way to promote daily elimination of toxins.
CLEAN FOOD BREAKDOWN
Spinach contains high levels of vitamin A, which protects and strengthens “entry points” into the human body, such as mucous membranes, respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts. In addition, spinach is a key component of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) that fight infection.
Loaded with antioxidants and rich in alkalinity, kiwi deepens the cleansing process and gives you energy. It is one of the few foods that contain naturally high amounts of B6, an immune supportive nutrient.
Packed with bioflavonoids to provide you with an immunity boost, red and pink grapefruit is also fiber rich and nutrient rich plus an excellent liver and intestinal detoxifier
Contains bromelain a digestive enzyme that helps cleanse your colon and improve digestion. Bromelain is also an anti-inflammatory enzyme that combats infections and eradicates bacteria.
Spirulina has been shown to help your body fight infection and allergic reactions. It may also protect against cancer and lower bad cholesterol, all while raising good cholesterol and aiding in weight loss.
Tropical Cleansing Salad
Spinach and Romaine lettuce
Fresh chunked pineapple
Pink grapefruit, segmented
Kiwis, peeled and sliced
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Slivered raw almond
Spirulina poppy seed dressing: We made this poppy seed dressing from theglowingfridge.com and added spirulina for an added immunity boost.
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 2 teaspoons coconut flour (or any flour; to thicken)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice – we added a whole lemon
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- pepper, to taste
- 1/2 – 1 tsp spirulina powder
- In a large bowl, toss all of the salad ingredients together.
- In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
- Pour over salad and toss.