Quinoa Avocado and Apple Detox Salad
December 29, 2015
I’ll admit it, I tried to be virtuous but I totally went overboard with eating last weekend. Faced with homemade Christmas treats, it was hard to say no.
Yesterday morning I woke up feeling absolutely terrible. I actually felt like a Thanksgiving turkey: overstuffed, bloated, and even nauseated.
I was SO ready for a major detox.
First off I hit the pavement for a long run (about 13 miles) — when it comes to detoxifying my system I believe that nothing beats sweating it out.
I then stretched out for 15 minutes before “passing out” in the steam room. After a long cold shower I was ready for a healthy and satisfying lunch.
A salad called my name. Yes, that’s right: SALAD! I LOVE it and I know you do too.
After days of stuffing myself silly, I felt compelled to up my intake of greens, not to mention that my body was crying out for a reset.
So I created a filling meal based around antioxidant-rich foods. The result is a hearty salad loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with flavor.
Crunchy greens (mesclun salad to be precise), avocado, quinoa, red apple, almonds, and chia seeds dressed with a lime olive oil vinaigrette.
Packed with fiber, protein, and all sort of good stuff, this Quinoa Avocado and Apple Detox Salad is satisfying enough to serve as a main meal, it is a nutritionally complete meal, and will keep you full and satisfied.
It’s the best salad to get back to your healthy, happy self.
Can you feel the power?
Quinoa Avocado and Apple Detox Salad Print this recipe!
6 cups / 3.5 oz / 100 gr mesclun (or any other green of your choice)
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1 red apple, thoroughly washed and cut into cubes
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons toasted almonds, chopped
Juice and zest from 1 lime
4 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
In a small bowl whisk all dressing ingredients. Let stand 10 minutes.
Place greens into a big bowl.
Add avocado, quinoa, and apple cubes and toss to combine.
Drizzle with dressing, top with chia seeds, and toasted almonds and serve.
One serving yields 329 calories, 24 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbs, and 7 grams of protein.