A Delicious Chopped Salad Recipe That’s Detoxifying, Fat-Busting, and Gets Sluggish Lymph Moving in the Body


This is probably my favorite salad of all time. Although I don't eat many salads when the weather is cold, I make an exception with this one – especially after I've indulged in heavy foods.

Spring is just around the corner and it’s Kapha Season for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the ancient system of healing called Ayurveda.

It's the perfect time for cleansing and detoxifying the body, after a winter of heavier foods and often a more sedentary lifestyle.

Our bodies naturally try to detoxify at this time. You might feel like you have a lot of mucus trying to discharge. We can feel sluggish, heavy, lethargic, or damp (all characteristic of Kapha dosha).

The lymphatic system especially needs a boost at this time of year (or at any time of year if your body is overburdened, sedentary, or toxic).

This colorful salad is full of immune-boosting, detoxifying, lymph-moving foods like beets, pomegranates, apples, cabbage, kale, etc.

Sometimes I add just about everything but the kitchen sink.

Ingredients (Mix it up and use some or all of the following)

  • Shredded raw or cooked beets
  • Chopped cabbage
  • Finely chopped kale (or any other greens – dandelion is a great choice)
  • Handful of chopped parsley
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded radishes (any kind)
  • Chopped celery
  • Chopped apple
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Sunflower or other seeds or nuts (optional)
  • Goat cheese (optional) if you want to make this your main meal
  • Olive Oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt

Toss all ingredients and enjoy!

You can use this as your main meal or as a side salad to another cleansing-type meal such as kitchari. Let me know what you think if you try it!

Much love,

P.S. A great blood-purifying, detoxifying, and lymph-moving herb is Manjistha. I often add this Ayurvedic herb to my diet while cleansing or when traveling (great for circulation). Note: I am not a medical doctor and am not dispensing medical advice. Always check with your healthcare practitioner before adding unfamiliar herbs to your diet.

About the Author

Barbara Sinclair is a weekly Writer for CLN. She is an artist and holistic health practitioner with a passion for Ayurveda, the ancient mind/body system of health and longevity. Barbara was able to heal herself from years of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, by adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle. You can learn more about her by visiting her website barbarasinclair.com. Barbara posts a new article every Wednesday morning on CLN. To read her former articles, click here.

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