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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Chopped Detox Salad Recipe

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Chopped Detox Salad

Keeping to the theme of New Year’s detoxing, this raw Chopped Detox Salad is a great way to get your bod in tip top shape quickly! Raw veggies are packed with nutrition but they are also full of enzymes and LOADED with fiber which plays a vital role in weight loss!

Fiber is only found in foods from plants, such as greens, nuts, vegetables, and fruits. It passes through the body with very little change in the digestive system. That means that fiber provides few or no calories, in addition to having many health benefits.

Fiber provides many benefits. While maintaining the health of the digestive tract, it also lowers the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes. It helps control the appetite, so it’s easier to keep weight in check. Because it is found only in plant foods, vegetarians tend to have very high fiber intakes, which may be one of the reasons vegetarians are generally healthier and slimmer than meat–eaters. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

A high-fiber diet has many benefits, which include:

  • Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may also help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool.
  • Helps maintain bowel health. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Studies also have shown that fiber may have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, fiber — particularly soluble fiber — can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes insoluble fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight. High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. Also, a high-fiber diet tends to make a meal feel larger and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less “energy dense,” which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

Chopped Detox Salad

For the chopped salad you’ll need:

  1. a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  2. veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  3. nuts & seeds of choice – I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  4. dried fruit – I used cranberries
  5. vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)

Simply layer all your ingredients together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.

Liquid Gold Dressing (adapted from The Raw Food Detox Diet):

  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!

Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

I always use my VitaMix which is an amazing, state of the art, professional grade high speed blender. They are the ONLY blender that will get you the creamy consistency that you desire, especially when using nuts.  I love, love, LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily! If you’re not ready to drop that kind of cash, I also like Hamilton Beach which makes some great budget friendly blenders that you can get at your local Walmart or Target.

You can purchase your  Tamari and NuNaturals liquid stevia through iherb.com! They always have discounted prices and fast, shipping – they ship to over 180 countries, including APO addresses! Feel free to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 OFF your first order or $10 off your first order of $40 or more!

Chopped Detox Salad

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Chopped Detox Salad Recipe
 
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Serves: 1-2

Ingredients
  • For the chopped salad you’ll need:
  • a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  • veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  • nuts & seeds of choice – I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  • dried fruit – I used cranberries
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)
  • For the Liquid Gold Dressing you’ll need:
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!

Instructions
  1. Simply layer all your greens, chopped veggies, nuts, and dried fruit together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.
  2. For the Liquid Goal salad dressing simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

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8 Responses to “Chopped Detox Salad Recipe”

  1. Sumitra Black via Facebook January 28, 2015 at 2:03 am #

    this looks delicious!!

  2. Oli Cabanilla Mejia via Facebook January 28, 2015 at 2:58 am #

    How long does the liquid gold dressing keep in the fridge?

  3. Oli Cabanilla Mejia via Facebook January 28, 2015 at 2:58 am #

    How long does the liquid gold dressing keep in the fridge?

  4. Tracy Hoeft- Benkowski via Facebook January 28, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    Yummy!

  5. Oli Cabanilla Mejia It should keep for 1.5 – 2 weeks!

  6. nancy faith January 28, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe.. sounds delish!

    May I ask.. what are your dressing portion sizes? I know a lot depends on the size of the salad as well… however, just general ratio? Thank you!

    • Linda January 28, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

      Typically about 2-3Tbs for a large salad 🙂

  7. Penn February 11, 2015 at 3:29 am #

    This is very good! No Kale odor