Recipe: Digestation-Deluxe Detox Salad

21 Mar

Yesterday I thought I’d have to stick to fruits on day 1 post-fast. When I arrived home, I was feeling adventurous and decided to explore with vegs. Here is a recipe for a great raw salad that is easy to digest and tastes amazing. I just threw together some left over treats from my juicing, and voila!

One other fun fact I learned about our bodies is that, not only does chewing food really well help you to digest it because it is smaller, but also the longer you chew, the more saliva you produce, which has natural digestive enzymes. Not to mention, when you take 10 seconds to chew each bite, it gives your stomach and brain more time to speak to each other — helping you eat less! Oh the joys of eating slowly…

Digestation-Deluxe Detox Salad

  • 1 cup packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cucumber, diced (I left the skin on)
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 gala apple, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • small avocado, sliced
  • handful of raw, unsalted cashews
  • half lemon
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Place spinach on a plate and sprinkle diced veggies and apple on top. Place avocado on top of the veggies and sprinkle with cashews. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with the EVOO. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon (holding cut side up to catch the seeds). Eat.

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