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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Detox Broccoli Salad

Day 3 of the detox diet and going strong!!

Tonight for dinner I made this salad to go with our Salmon.
It was really yummy.
Here is my recipe

In a medium size bowl combine:
4 cups of broccoli florets and broccoli stalk chopped up
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
handful of roasted almonds

1/4 cup Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
juice from 1 lemon
1 clove of garlic, minced
mix that all together and pour into the bowl. Toss it all up and let it sit for a while before eating it.

So yummy!
Horray for green food!

sippin' stock

So homemade stock is something that my mom taught me how to make, by simply doing it. I don't remember ever having a lesson but I watched her do it growing up multiple times and eventually caught on.

I typically make my own stock with bones from chicken, roasts... because of how cheap and easy it is to make.

What I am just now learning is how incredibly healthy it is for you!!

As part of the yearly cleanse my husband and I are doing now, they recommend sipping stock. So that is what we are doing and although it's not cold out, the stock is so yummy and soothing going down the throat. I love it.

The health benefits I have learned about stock/broth include but are not limited too:

Stock is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus  from the bones. Make sure and add some apple cider vinegar to your water when you boil the bones so that the minerals can leach out.

Bone broth contains glucosamine and chondroiton which are used to prevent joint pain. Pretty sure this should help my joints in preparing for the 5k run we are in this weekend.

Bone broth contains gelatin which aids in digestion, helps your nails and hair grow, also improves joint health, and helps our body use the protein we are eating.

The more I read the more intrigued I am by this simple food. I have read that it improves immunity and has many other beneficial health factors.

The recipe I am using is copywrited but google stock and try to make some. Then you can sip along with me.