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Beauty Detox: Sunday Salad

 
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A salad packed with nutritional ingredients is an ideal weekend meal. It's easy to prepare, it tastes delicious, and you can use the leftovers for your weekday lunches. This week celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder gives us her recipe for a delicious Sunday salad that's full of good-for-you ingredients. "Radishes, an important component of the salad, are high in the beauty nutrients vitamin C and silica, which both contribute to healthy skin," says Kim. "They also act as cleansers and detoxifiers, helping to dissolve mucus in the digestive tract and cleanse the blood, and the cleaner the blood, the more your skin glows.” This salad also contains ingredients you may not have tried, such as sea vegetable dulse and nutritional yeast (find both at your local health food store). “Sea vegetable dulse is packed with minerals such as iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A and B, which are essential for healthy hair,” says Kim. “Nutritional yeast is super high in all the B vitamins, which work as a complex to provide energy to your body’s cells and help keep your hair shiny and healthy.”

Sunday Salad
  1. 3 cups fresh mesclun greens

  2. 2 large handfuls chopped basil

  3. 1 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes

  4. 1 to 2 ripe avocados, diced

  5. 2 handfuls clover sprouts

  6. 5 to 8 radishes, sliced

  7. Kalamata olives (optional)

Dressing Ingredients:

  1. 3 to 5 Tbsp dulse flakes

  2. 3 to 5 Tbsp nutritional yeast

  3. Cayenne pepper, to taste

  4. ½ to 2 Tbsp Cajun spice mix

  5. Juice of 1 to 1½ lemons

  6. Olive oil (optional)

Add the mesclun and the chopped basil to a large bowl, and mix with the ingredients that make up the dressing. “Purists might say to mix the dressing ingredients first, then add the dressing to the base, but for this salad I like to just throw it all in there! I guess I’m not a purist,” says Kim. Make sure the greens are mixed well, and adjust the seasonings to taste. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, radishes, and olives, and toss gently.

 [Kimberly Snyder]4 is a Los Angeles-based celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. She began her work after journeying through 50 countries and six continents, learning about health and beauty from many different cultures. With a philosophy rooted in the belief that outer beauty is a reflection of inner health, Kim now works with clients such as Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde, and Drew Barrymore. Get lots of health and beauty tips by following her on Twitter at @kimsbeautydetox.