Simple Detox Salad

AKT Health and Wellness Coach, Safia Morsly-Fikai, shares one of her favorite quick and easy detox salad recipes, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups arugula or greens of your choice (dandelion, watercress, and endive are great for spring detoxing)
  • 1⁄2 cup red onions, sliced thin 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup radish, sliced thin
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄4 cup of sunflower seeds

Directions:

  1. Chop vegetables and mix in a large bowl.
  2. Top salad with avocado and sunflower seeds.
  3. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper

 

Radish – Radishes are a natural cleansing agent for the digestive system, helping to break down and eliminate stagnant food and toxins built up over time.

Carrots – Carrots contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that gives them their bright orange color. Beta-carotene is absorbed in the intestine and converted into vitamin A during digestion. They also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E, and zinc. Increased intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease risks.

 

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