I am not someone who believes in commercial ‘detoxes’ or ‘cleanses’. I think the idea that we need to ‘cleanse’ our body underestimates the incredible capacity it has to regulate and detoxify itself. There is no need to part with lots of your hard-earned cash to cleanse your body. That being said, there are certain foods that can support your liver as it carries out its job of detoxification. This cauliflower kale detox salad contains lots of ingredients that have been shown to have a positive impact on the body’s detoxification process. So if you feel the need to help your body detox, why not whip up a batch?
This cauliflower kale detox salad has a light, fresh flavor, making it the perfect accompaniment to any meal. A one-cup serving contains just 62 calories with almost 80% of your daily vitamin C requirement, 3 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. All of the ingredients have been shown to help the liver carry out its detoxification function, making it an excellent salad to include in your regular diet. It was even approved by my 6 year old, who enjoyed tasting all the different diced-up ingredients.
- 1 medium cauliflower head, chopped into small florets
- 3 cups kale, chopped
- 3 Persian cucumbers, diced
- 3 stalks of celery, diced
- ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Toss to combine.
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- Serve and enjoy.