This dressing adds a lovely little punch of flavor to any salad, along with a bunch of nutrients, and some excellent detoxing properties. You don’t have to be on an actual cleanse or detox either to be able to benefit from its ingredients, but it is recommended to eat salad daily if you are.
Making your own salad dressings with fresh, natural ingredients – and preferably organic if and when you can get them – saves you from the harsh and damaging ingredients that are in store-bought dressings, not to mention all the processing that goes into them.
Carrot Ginger Dressing Ingredients
The carrots in this Liver Cleanse Carrot Ginger Dressing are excellent for cleansing your lungs, liver and kidneys. They’re high in glutathione, which is a simple but very important molecule that your body needs to stay healthy and prevent disease. Glutathione is called a master antioxidant which your body produces naturally, and it regenerates itself in your liver after it has done a good job of cleaning up free radicals, and then it goes back to work. Carrots are one of the most healing foods with some of the highest quality of nutrients, so you get a lot more bang for your buck than just its detoxing properties.
Ginger adds a nice spicy note to flavor of the dressing, as well as more awesome detoxing properties. It activates and supports your body’s function of the stomach and intestine, prevents inflammation, and supports your digestion. It’s used in many cleansing programs, and helps you body to detox through it’s support of your digestive system, which ultimately helps to cleanse the build up of toxins in your body and organs, and help them to better do their natural detoxing job. Use fresh, grated root or simply add a dash of organic ginger powder.
Avocados benefit your body in so many ways, from your skin to your circulation, and even weight control. Avocado oil is a rich source of vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, and is also a good anti-inflammatory. The healthy fatty acids in it help your body to absorb and process process food efficiently, supporting your digestive system and giving you more natural energy. The chlorophyll in avocado oil has loads of healthy minerals, especially magnesium, which is important to detoxing because it cleanses your body of dangerous heavy metals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to keep your body balanced.
Apple cider vinegar has excellent cleansing properties thanks to its high content of minerals, vitamins and enzymes, helping your body to rid itself of harmful toxins before they have the time to accumulate and do you damage. It’s a good digestive aid and also helps with bowel movements, detoxifying your liver, purifying your blood and improving your circulation. It even helps to break up mucus, cleanse your lymph nodes and improve lymph circulation, thereby helping to boost your immune system.
Not all salad dressings are created equal, which is a good reason to create your own with these incredible detoxifying and general health benefits.
Homemade Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing with Avocado Oil
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 2 tsp tamari sauce
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup purified water
- Add all the ingredients into a blender and pulse to obtain a smooth liquid.
- Drizzle over salads. Keeps into the refrigerator into an airtight container for up to one week.