Happy Tummy Salad Recipe

Happy Tummy Salad Recipe

Happy Tummy Salad Recipe

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Prep time: 10 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Serves: 4

A detox is incomplete without quality salad recipes that will not only cleanse, but also bring happiness from within.

Fatty acids from healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil or avocado/avocado oil are excellent anti-inflammatory agents in the body. This is why detox salads often have these two ingredients. The combination of broccoli and avocado is especially good for diets low in vitamin D (a mood enhancing vitamin) because they both contain high amounts of vitamin K, which is stabilizer of vitamin D.

Happy tummy (and enhanced mood)? Yes, indeed.



  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 4 cups Mixed greens of choice (watercress and spinach pictured)
  • ¼ to ⅓ of a head of cabbage
  • ¼ Cup sprouts of choice
  • 1 crown of broccoli (not including the stem)
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ½ red onion, either diced or chopped
  • ½ zucchini squash, sliced thinly, lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated or minced ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed kernels or chopped nuts, or to taste (I like a lot)


  1. In the bowl of a food processor pulse the cabbage until it is a very fine chop.
  2. Remove the cabbage to a large bowl.
  3. Process the carrots until they are chopped very fine and remove them to the same bowl.
  4. Process the broccoli until it is chopped very fine and remove it to the bowl containing the cabbage and carrots.
  5. Add the sliced onions, sprouts, and mixed greens.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  7. Whisk the dressing thoroughly and add it to the bowl containing the vegetables.
  8. Toss to combine.
  9. Sprinkle the sunflower seeds/nuts on top.

-Health & Wellness Coach
Michelle C.


Reference(s): https://www.themeaningofpie.com/2010/11/happy-salad/