Spring is here for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means the start of fresh veggie season! Yay! We love going to our local farmer’s market and seeing all the delicious fresh produce available.
And what better way to use that fresh bounty of seasonal vegetables than to make a big, beautiful, meal-sized salad?
Here at the Conscious Cleanse, meal-sized salads are not your average skimpy side salad, but a salad big and bountiful enough to leave you feeling full and satisfied. This salad is filled with fresh greens, colorful veggies, sprouts, a creamy salad dressing, and your favorite plant or animal protein. It truly looks and tastes like the definition of abundance!
What’s your favorite spring salad ingredient? If you try this recipe, tag us on Facebook or Instagram, we LOVE seeing how our readers make our recipes their own.
With love and spring abundance,
½ cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked overnight
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1 TB. lemon zest
¾ cups of filtered water
1 TB coconut aminos
¾ cup olive oil
2 TB. fresh lemon juice
Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste
In a high speed blender, combine drained sunflower seeds, garlic, lemon zest, filtered water, coconut aminos, olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt.
Salad of Abundance (Meal sized salad)
Yield: 2 salads
4 cups of fresh spring greens
1 cup alfalfa or your favorite sprouts
½ cup of radishes, sliced
1 cucumber, chopped
½ cup of red cabbage, shredded
1 avocado, sliced
In a large bowl, combine spring greens, sprouts, radishes, cucumber, cabbage and avocado. Toss with Sunflower Vinaigrette and serve.
Variation: Toss in your favorite protein (walnuts, garbanzo beans, salmon, or chicken).
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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