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Super Detox Salad

super-detox-salad-kale-quinoaI absolutely love the holidays for so many reasons; however, one thing I don’t love is the overload of holiday sweets and high-calorie fatty foods so readily available to eat. It seriously makes it nearly impossible for me to stay on track with eating healthy. And it sure doesn’t help when my family and my husband’s family both cook delicious traditional Mexican meals and we attend both dinners on Christmas eve. I mean, how could I say no to all the yumminess? Am I right? For this reason, I always feel like I need a detox from it all afterwards.

And, I know what you’re thinking. Really a salad? Puulease. Get outta here with that rabbit food. Well, this salad is not like any other salad. It’s surprisingly really delicious, filling and better yet, it’s jam packed with antioxidants. Perfect to prevent all those pesky colds that are making their way into everyone’s homes this winter.

So what’s in?

baby kale

Great source of fiber, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese

romaine lettuce

Also a great source of fiber, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, folate, iron, potassium and manganese.


super-detox-salad-kale-quinoa

quinoa

Great source of protein plus it’s gluten-free! Great source of fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, folate, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, vitamins B1, B2 and B6, calcium, B3 (niacin) and vitamin E.

fresh blueberries & strawberries

Infection-fighting vitamin C and vitamin K. A very good source of Fiber, Folate, Potassium, and Manganese.

super-detox-salad-kale-quinoacrisp jicama

High in fiber, vitamin C and iron. Since this root contains low calories and it’s rich in fiber, it’s a great item to use for weight loss, for lowering cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

diced cucumber

Vitamin K, vC, B5 manganese, potassium and magnesium.

roasted brussels sprouts

Fiber, protein, vitamin A, C, B-6, iron, magnesium and potassium.

red grapes

Vitamin A, C, B-6, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

dried cranberries

Although these contains carbs, we only add a teaspoon so it still keeps the salad light and sweet.

toasted pepitas & chia seeds

Protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and Omega-3

 

Super Detox Salad

Super Detox Salad

Ingredients

  • baby kale - 1 cup
  • romaine - 1/2 cup
  • quinoa - 1/4 cup
  • diced jicama - 4 tbsp
  • roasted brussels sprouts - handful (left overs from previous night)
  • toasted pepitas - 1 tsp
  • sliced red grapes - handful
  • sliced strawberries - 1/4 cup
  • blueberries - 1/4 cup
  • cranberries - 1 tsp
  • diced cucumber - 3 tbsp
  • *tossed in a homemade orange vinaigrette (6 tsp freshly squeezed navel orange, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp evo oil, 1/2 teaspoon honey).
http://themotheroverload.com/super-detox-salad/

orange-vinagrette-dressing
Abrazos (hugs) — Gladys

    4 COMMENTS

  • Cynthia Adame December 28, 2016 Reply

    Yum! I think I will give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • themotheroverload December 31, 2016 Reply

      Hi Cynthia! Thanks for reading. 🙂 How’s the fam doing? This salad is where it’s at!! So good and healthy too.

  • Nikki Andal December 29, 2016 Reply

    Love this and I will be making it! Who would have thought brussels sprouts in a salad but it looks delish!

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