Your kidneys are one of your body’s most important detox organs, working full-time to help rid your body of toxins.This healthy and filling detox salad is loaded with antioxidants designed to help your kidneys do their job. If you’ve been feeling a lack of energy or other imbalance in your body, a kidney cleanse could be just what you need.
Health Benefits of This Incredible Salad
Beets are well known for their detoxifying properties. Their pigment is called betaine, which is an antioxidant that increases the acidity of your urine, helping remove calcium buildup from your kidneys (1).
Beets encourage cleansing and natural organ function, protecting against disease, and bolstering your digestive system (2).
Plus, they help lower your blood pressure and boost your body’s production of glutathione, which is a master detoxifier used by almost every cell in your body (3).
Wheat grass powder is often associated with detox diets.
Because of its high chlorophyll content, it increases the oxygen in your blood, which can help toxins flow out of your body (4).
Plus, it adds to the glutathione that you’re already getting from the beets (5).
Among its other benefits: it’s high in iron and antioxidants.
No worries: even though it’s called “wheat” grass, it doesn’t contain any gluten.
Goji berries add more than color to your Kidney Detox Salad.
This superfruit is well known for its anti-aging properties, thanks to its antioxidants, and it contains all 8 essential amino acids (6).
It has a long list of health benefits, from protecting your brain and nervous system health to boosting your metabolism. They’re also loaded with iron, beta carotene, vitamin C and more.
Apple cider vinegar is the base of this salad’s tasty dressing. As you might know, it’s no ordinary vinegar.
It’s packed with vitamins and minerals that can help control your blood sugar, support your digestive system, fight infection and lower your blood cholesterol (7).
Beet, Avocado and Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- Yield: 2 1x
For the salad
- 1 bunch fresh kale leaves, chopped
- 2 bunches fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 cooked small beets, cut into cubes
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 1 small onion, finely diced
For the dressing
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp wheat grass powder
- Pinch sea salt
- Add all the salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
- Mix the the dressing ingredients into a small bowl, and drizzle on top of the salad. Toss and serve.