Alright people, it’s time to make 2015 awesome! Here’s a detox salad that helped me & my body fight off the negative effects of all the sugar indulged in over the holidays (too much sugar, and too few nutritious ingredients with vitamins to protect my immune system against the winter colds). This salad is a perfect detox lunch, because it:
1) is easy to prepare,
2) contains fresh (green) veggies,
3) is easy to bring with ya,
4) gives a feeling of satiety for a few hours.
Spinach is an important source of zinc. Zinc is a mineral essential for a healthy immune system. Bell pepper is a good source of vitamin C, equally important for a healthy immune system. Avocado is a good source of healthy fats, that provide important support to our body, especially in winter time. Try to make all ingredients organic if possible, if not possible, opt for organic spinach, bell pepper and olive oil, since these are otherwise very chemically treated.
Work Lunch Salad
Fresh (baby) spinach leaves, 100g
Bell pepper, red, yellow or green, 1/4
Scallions, 2 small ones
Balsamico, 1 tbs
Virgin olive oil, 1 tbs
A pinch of salt & pepper
Wash the spinach leaves and drain them of excess water. In the meanwhile, cut the bell pepper into thin slices, thinly slice the scallions, and cube the avocado. Then place the spinach leaves in whatever dish you will be bringing with you to work, and add all the other ingredients. Mix well. By the time it’s lunch time, all the aromas and flavors will have mixed together into a delightful dressing. Enjoy your low calorie, low salt, heart healty and immune system supporting detox salad!