Springtime is a great time to detoxify. I don’t mean on going on any kind of exotic cleanse – just sayin’ to eat plenty of the foods below to help assist your body with its natural detoxification process. Some of which are:
-dark, leafy, bitter greens
-fermented vegetables (and drinks)
-lemon water (more water in general)
Cabbage does double detox duty. Its diuretic properties help rid your body of excess liquid, carrying toxins along with it. Like other cruciferous veggies, cabbage is also sulfur-rich, helping your liver break down toxins so they can be more easily expelled. This has been my favorite go-to raw cabbage recipe for years now, hope you enjoy!
Raw Cabbage Cashew Salad
One head of cabbage, cored and sliced
1 BPA-free can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cashews
Handful of sesame seeds
1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos (or coconut aminos)
1/4 cup sesame oil (even better toasted sesame oil)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Toss all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. The longer this marinated the better it gets. Eat as is, as a side dish or make it heartier by mixing in some arugula and shredded chicken.