“Your body can heal itself. It can do so because it has a healing system. If you are in good health, you will want to know about this system, because it is what keeps you in good health and because you can enhance that condition. If you or people you love are sick, you will want to know about this system, because it is the best hope for recovery.” – Dr. Andrew Weil
Like Dr. Weil says, your body is well equipped to keep itself in tip top shape, but it’s ESSENTIAL that you give it the right nourishment.
Remember, food is medicine.
Here is a delicious, detoxifying, and immune-boosting salad + dressing recipe to keep in your back pocket as we enter into Spring. It’s nutrient-packed, easy on the digestion, and will help purify your system.
Cleansing Kale Salad Recipe
For the Salad Dressing:
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon of fresh ginger (minced)
1 teaspoon of rosemary
1 teaspoon of raw honey
A pinch of cayenne
1 tablespoon of salt
For the Salad:
2 cups kale (chopped)
2 cups red cabbage (shredded)
2 cups broccoli (chopped)
2 carrots (shredded)
1 bell pepper (diced)
2 avocados (diced)
1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
1 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1) Add all dressing ingredients to a medium sized blender and process until the contents are fully integrated.
2) Slice up all the veggies and herbs, per the instructions above.
3) Put everything into a salad bowl and toss it together.
This lemon ginger dressing alone is potent medicine that resets your immune response, modulates mood and boosts your digestive system. But, the added benefits from the nutrient-dense leafy greens give you the vitamins and trace-minerals that you need to function optimally.
Linda Berry • Contributor
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