Broccoli, Avocado & Almond Salad

Broccoli, Avocado & Almond Salad

February 04, 2021

Author - Arena Walton x Manon Bocquet

Serves 2, 15 minutes

2 heads Broccoli

1 large ripe Avocado

6 Tuscan Kale leaves, stalks removed

2 T Almond Butter

2 T fresh Lime juice

1 T Maple Syrup

1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Tamari

1 clove Garlic, crushed

2 T Water

1/4 cup Activated Almonds, halved

1/4 cup Sunflower Kernels

1/4 cup Currants

Bring a pot of water to the boil. Cut broccoli into florets. Salt the boiling water and blanch the broccoli for 1-2 mins, strain immediately.

Roughly chop the kale and place in a bowl with a splash of olive oil and pinch of sea salt. Massage for a few minutes.

Halve the avocado, scoop the flesh away from the skin and cut into large dice. Squeeze a little lime over the pieces.

In a small jug, whisk together almond butter, lime juice, maple syrup, olive oil, tamari, garlic and water until smooth.

Assemble the salad on a large plate, drizzle the dressing and scatter with activated almonds, sunflower kernels and currants.

Nutrition Advice by Naturopath Manon Bocquet from The Naturopath's Corner

Health benefits of Broccoli:

Broccoli plays a beneficial role in optimising liver functions for many reasons - get ready for a few tongue twists ;-)

-It contains antioxidant enzymes like superoxide dismutase and catalase, which help with optimal liver functions

-Broccoli is also rich in Glucosinolates, which specifically supports phase 1 and phase 2 of liver detoxification pathways.

>Your liver is worth taking care of and it is required for detoxification of environmental toxins, activation and excretion of medication and supplements, as well as hormone metabolism, production of bile for better digestion, it filters blood coming from the digestive tract, and stores many nutrients.

As a Naturopath I love using food as medicine and this is a perfect example on how a food can positively impact our health :-)