This recipe is from BEAT CANCER KITCHEN: Deliciously Simple Plant-Based Anticancer Recipes.
The Giant Cancer Fighting Salad (page 17)
To strengthen your body’s ability to fight cancer, you need to eat what I ate:
The biggest, baddest, healthiest salad on the planet!
It consists of raw organic vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds, and homemade dressing.
This salad is super healthy, delicious and will fill you up without zapping your energy.
I wanted to put as many vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and enzymes into my body as possible and there’s no better way than juicing and eating fresh raw organic fruits and vegetables.
There’s really no secret formula to this salad, but there are some guidelines to follow:
Absolutely no cheese, meat, or store-bought salad dressing.
It is important that you use organic produce, which is free of toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
And of course, wash everything before you eat it. Then just chop it all up and throw it in a bowl!
Note: You’re might need some bigger bowls. Mine doesn’t look very big in the photo, but it holds over 6 cups. That’s six servings of vegetables! 10+ servings per day of fruits and vegetables is ideal for cancer prevention and healing.
This is hands down the healthiest salad dressing on the planet!
Serves 1 to 2
-1 handful of leafy greens: kale, Swiss chard, watercress, arugula, spinach
(Do not exceed 10 cups per day)
-1 handful of broccoli
(The best source of sulforaphane which promotes liver detoxification, and Indole-3-carbinol, an anticarcinogenic compound)
-1/4 cup Broccoli Sprouts (page 20)
(Concentrated sulforaphane & I3C. Do not exceed four cups of sprouts per day)
-1 handful of cauliflower
-1 to 3 purple cabbage leaves, chopped (cheapest source of antioxidants per ounce in the world!)
-1 red, yellow, or green pepper, sliced
-1 to 2 slices of red, yellow, or green onion
-1/2 leek, sliced, washed, and rinsed in a colander
-mushrooms (Bella, cremini, or shiitake)
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-1 to 3 tbsp sunflower seeds (sprouted is better)
-1 to 3 tbsp hemp seeds
-1/2 cup legumes, sprouted (garbanzo beans, lentils, mung beans) or cooked (black, garbanzo, kidney beans, …)
I like Bubbies Old Fashioned Sauerkraut because it is made with only three ingredients: cabbage, water and salt. It is fermented and cured with all natural enzymes intact and there is no vinegar added. (Bubbies Kosher dill pickles are super tasty too.) Look for it in the refrigerated section of your local grocer or health food store.
-Kimchi (Pronounced “Kim Chee”)
Kimchi is a spicy Korean version of sauerkraut typically consisting of fermented cabbage, onions, garlic, and pepper. Kim Chi has high concentrations of Vitamin C and Carotene in addition to Vitamin A, B1, B2, Calcium, Iron and beneficial lactic acid bacteria.
Recognized as one of the Top Five “World’s Healthiest Foods” by Health magazine. Also in the refrigerated section.
Fermented foods are great for digestion and repopulate your intestinal flora with beneficial bacteria essential for health and a strong immune system.
You can drizzle my Anticancer Vinaigrette (page 18) or use my “Zesty Italian” salad dressing.
It’s super easy and delicious. Here’s how you make it:
-Add 1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil to your salad
-Add 1 tbsp organic cold-pressed flax oil to your salad
-Lightly drizzle Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to taste (another super healthy fermented food!)
Then shake on my Anticancer Sprinkle (page 19) or add as much of these Four Cancer-Fighting Spices as you can stand:
-Organic Garlic Powder
-Organic Turmeric or Curry Powder
-Organic Cayenne Pepper (this will spice it up quick, go easy the first time)
I can’t tell you many times I have eaten this salad! Over a thousand I bet.
And what’s funny is I have several books filled with of raw food recipes, but the Giant Salad ended up being my staple meal.
Most days I ate it for lunch and dinner. I didn’t mind eating the same thing every day because it was simple and quick to prepare. I didn’t have to put any time into planning my meals. I knew exactly what to buy at the grocery store every week, and it’s so delicious and full of flavor it never got old!
One final note: The salad really doesn’t have to be “giant”, I make big ones because that’s what it takes to fill me up. Not everyone needs to eat that much. A small version is fine too. Just focus on getting as many nutrient-dense vegetables in there as you can and make it big enough to satisfy your appetite.
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