Liver Health and Raw Detox Salad

Man! A few more rookie mistakes, but this one is definitely better than the first. Next time I will definitely make sure that my ‘close-up’ angle actually captures my entire body before I wrap up for the day and I’m also gonna look into finding a microphone that plugs into my tablet so I can get some better sound quality for y’all. On a positive note, I feel like I’m getting a little more comfortable behind the camera and presenting my message in a clear way while maintaining eye contact and  staying on topic.

Anyways, what’s really important is that I was able to briefly review phase I and phase II detoxification and share a real simple way that we can utilize everyday foods like broccoli, cauliflower and parsley to aid the liver in one of its primary functions. I hope to post a more thorough run-down of the phase I and phase II detoxification process soon so that those interested can familiarize themselves how important this process is in lasting health and wellness.

However, what kind of health and wellness advocate would I be if I didn’t immediately provide the Raw Detox Salad recipe that I prepared in the video so that y’all could start improving phase II detox activation immediately?! So, without further adieu…

Raw Detox Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2-3 cups shredded carrots
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds or pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup currants or raisins
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 4-6 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Kelp, dulse or other sea veg granules, to taste (optional)
  • Maple syrup (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, process broccoli until fine and transfer to large bowl.
  2. Repeat step 1 with cauliflower and then shredded carrots.
  3. Stir sunflower seeds, currants or raisins, parsley and lemon juice into processed veggies.
  4. Add salt, pepper and sea granules, if using, to taste.
  5. Lightly drizzle with maple syrup, if using.
  6. Enjoy!

Honestly, how simple is that?! Oh, and here’s the pretty picture I promised you.

Raw Detox Salad

Liver Lovin’ Raw Detox Salad

Thanks again for all your support and if you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to comment below or shoot me a message through the contact page. Thanks again for taking the time to learn more about the liver and liver detox with me. Hope to see you soon!

2 Comments on “Liver Health and Raw Detox Salad

  1. I like the pretty picture you promised haha =) Do you know a good smoothie recipe or juice cocktail for liver detox and function? I read milk thistle and a handful of other vitamins were an excellent source for cleansing and strengthening the mighty organ. With all the ingested anti-aging prescriptions and performance supplements, I need an effective all-natural go-to potion to reset my liver.

    • I don’t have any specific smoothie recipes for liver detoxification, but integrating herbs like parsley or cilantro help cleanse the blood and reduce the burden placed upon the liver. Also, lemon juice facilitates bile flow and is highly alkalizing while foods rich in glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant, like avocado and walnuts will help fight free radicals. So, a smoothie/juice recipe to play around with might include spinach, parsley, avocado, walnuts, lemon juice and something a little sweet, maybe coconut water or grapes. Oh, you could also throw in some milk thistle, a.k.a. silymarin, an herbal supplement that facilitates liver detoxification to up its therapeutic value. Let me know what you come up with!

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