Recipe of the Week – Detox Energy Salad

by Andy Ness

The ingredients have been chosen to detoxify, alkalinise and heal the body. Eating the salad daily will promote clear skin, a healthy digestive system and endless vitality. Leafy greens are packed with naturally occurring nutrients including chlorophyll, beta carotene, vitamins C and B, amino acids, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Avocados are rich in mono-unsaturated fats that have compounds to protect against inflammation and cancer and are loaded with antioxidants lutein, vitamin E. Nuts and Seeds are high in fibre, minerals, healthy fats and protein.

Detox energy salad

Ingredients (serves 2):

– 4 handfuls mixed leafy greens (cos, iceberg, rocket, spinach etc)
– 1 avocado quartered
– 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
– 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
– 2 tablespoons roasted buckwheat
– 2 tablespoons goji berries or pomegranate seeds
– 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed (linseed)

Dressing:
– 4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
– 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or lemon juice

Method:

1. Arrange the salad leaves in the serving bowls
2. Add the avocado quarters and sprinkle over the seeds, buckwheat, flaxseed and goji berries
3 Mix the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the salad before serving

Increase the protein content by adding Chicken, Steamed White Fish or Egg