Slim Down Detox Salad (From Our NEW e-Cookbook)

Eating this salad is like taking a cool shower on a hot day: cleansing, refreshing and totally revitalizing.

It’s 90 degrees as we type and all we can think about is diving into some crisp lettuce crunchy sprouts, creamy avocado and tart grapefruit.  So we wanted to share one of our summer staples: The Slim Down Detox Salad.

It’s the perfect salad on a steamy day, whenever you need to banish the belly bloat and great for getting back on track after a cray-cray weekend.

This salad is delicious and detoxifying and it’s just one of the many amazing recipes you’ll find in our new cookbook {Healthy} Cooking Camp: {Healthy} Cooking Basics.  Click the link to get more info on that!

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Slim Down Detox Salad
Servings: 2
Time: 10 minutes

  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach or arugula, cleaned and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • Handful of chopped dandelion greens
  • Sprouts (any kind will work, our fave is sunflower sprouts)
  • 1⁄4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 grapefruit, supremed
  • 8 small red radishes, sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup roughly chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey, preferably raw
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Directions

Supreme your grapefruit – remove peel and cut out grapefruit segments. Save membrane and peels to squeeze juice for dressing.

Begin building your salad by layering spinach, dandelion greens and sprouts. Add grapefruit segments, radishes, parsley and avocado slices.

Drizzle salad dressing over salad and finish by sprinkling pumpkin seeds.

To make salad dressing

Squeeze the remaining grapefruit juice from membrane and peels into a bowl.

Add in honey and whisk.

Drizzle olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and continue to whisk until it’s all incorporated.

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Bonus Detox Tips from Gingersnap’s Founder

We asked cleansing guru and Gingersnaps founder, Jamie Graber, for some of her top tips for getting the most out of a cleanse and this is what she had to say…

My main goal with the [GO] Cleanse is to get people to look at their habits with food.  Pay attention to how much they eat, when they aren’t really hungry.  How large a portion should be, and how you should feel after you eat, the idea is not to be stuffed, but satisfied.

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  • I suggest people start with a liquid cleanse, that helps to clear the pallet and stop cravings.
  • If you have a practice, do yoga during cleanses, especially ones with lots of twisting…It helps to “ring” out the organs.
  • If you need an extra snack during the cleanse, munch on some raw carrots or celery which are naturally detoxifying.
  • If you’re feeling extra stuck, a colonic or an enema is also a great addition.
  • When it’s time to go back to “normal” life, do it slowly and mindfully.  Introduce things one at a time and feel the effect on your body, and if doesn’t feel good then leave it out.
  • Notice how you feel after eating only organic, gluten free, vegan unprocessed foods… you may want to keep it up!

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