Detox Salad

Detox Salad

After coming off of my 14 day juice cleanse I have been craving green salads with a rich, vibrant, and earthy flavor. I am super excited to share my new favorite salad recipe with you today. I magically created this salad in my kitchen this weekend after being inspired on one of my many trips to Whole Foods.

If I am ever lacking inspiration in my kitchen I go to Whole Foods to see what is on their menu to recreate at home. This is also how my Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes were born. I love Whole Foods!

I am not sure about you but sometimes it can be challenging to eat a wide assortment of vegetables during the day. That is why I love this salad. Everything in it is good for me and I do not need to worry about what I am eating.

Can we discuss for a moment how much harder cooking is when your little one is in the kitchen with you. This is what was happening the entire time I was making this salad.

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Caden loves being in the kitchen with me. How cute is his little face? He is going to be such a helper when he is older.

There are so many good things going on in this recipe! Kale, spinach, parsley, broccoli, carrots, dried cranberries and raisins, fresh squeezed lemon, and a touch of salt and pepper will leave your mouth and body refreshed. It is so good! Plus it is super easy. This recipe will be much quicker using a food processor.

Detox Salad Prep

The vegetables in this salad contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that will support your immune system and assist the body in flushing out toxins. By far the star of this salad is the parsley. It adds a bright and cheery taste and when mixed with the lemon juice helps to reduce the bitterness of the kale. Parsley aids in supporting a healthy digestive system, prevents bad breath, purifies the blood, helps to eliminate excess water from the body, and assists in balancing hormones.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch organic dino kale, stems removed
  • 1 bunch or 1 bag of organic spinach
  • 1 bunch of organic fresh parsley
  • 4 large organic carrots
  • 1 bunch of organic broccoli or cauliflower, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried rasins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 lemon
  • himalayan sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a food processor chop kale, spinach, and parsley until fine. Remove and add to a large bowl. Do the same with the broccoli/cauliflower and carrots. If you do not have a food processor you can chop by hand. 
  2. Stir in sunflower seeds, raisins, and cranberries. Add the juice of one lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Salad will keep for several days covered in the fridge.

Makes about 4-6 servings depending on portion size.

Detox Salad from The Workout Mama

I always love to hear feedback if you try a recipe I share. Thanks for reading and I really hope you enjoy this salad if you make it!

xoxo, Tamara

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  1. This looks great – cant wait to try.
    Debbie @ Deliciously Inspired recently posted…Peanut Butter and Chocolate Swirl CupcakesMy Profile

  2. Looks yummy! I like the idea of chopping all the greens in the food processor, I’ll definitely be trying!
    Adrienne @ Happy Ramblings recently posted…From Peppers to PeachesMy Profile

  3. Oh yum!! I have always wanted to try a detox salad, but there have always been ingredients that I didn’t like. But this one just sounds fantastic!
    Amanda recently posted…The Doctor will see you now..My Profile

  4. Thanks for the recipe! For some reason I always have trouble finding inspiration for salads so I love it when others do it for me! 🙂 Can’t wait to try it!
    Heather Murphy recently posted…Shout out to J on his birthday and what the heck is carb cycling?My Profile

  5. I’ve seen this detox salad around the internet and totally want to try it! You post just convinced me of it!!
    natasha {schue love} recently posted…Grilled Eggplant + Goat Cheese SaladMy Profile

  6. This looks like a great way to get some healthy greens in. Should there be some oil in the dressing though. A lot of the good stuff is better absorbed in the body with a little fat.

  7. Yum! That salad looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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