While I have never understood the nutrition claim “detox,” there is one delicious salad that I love to purchase, and that’s the Whole Foods Detox Salad. When I bought a pound container of it, I gasped when I saw the cost…$8!!! So, I decided to make it myself. This batch makes 8-10 servings for a fraction of the cost, and stores wonderfully in the fridge for 5 days. Just be sure to not dress it with your favorite vinaigrette until the day of serving . Crunchy, slightly sweet, and eaten with a spoon, this “detox” salad (whatever that means) will become your new favorite refreshing salad!
What (your ingredients):
1 green cabbage, cut into quarters
5-6 large carrots
1 large bunch of kale, ribs removed, or 1 large bag of kale salad
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
How (your directions):
Using a food processor with the grater plate attached, shred the cabbage, carrots, and apple.
Empty shredded mix from the food processor into a large bowl.
Remove the grater plate attachment from the food processor and attach the large blade. Add the kale directly into the food processor bowl. Shred the kale and add to the large bowl of shredded mix.
Top with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds.
This salad will keep for 5 days in the fridge if it remains undressed. Dress with your favorite vinaigrette when ready to eat!
Why (the science): Cabbage and kale are incredible prebiotics, which means that they feed and promote the growth of healthy bacteria in our gut. A healthy gut affects our mood, appetite, weight, and stress levels!