Saturday, June 6, 2009

spinach salad with oranges and avocado

I'm currently on week 2 of a 30-day cleanse. I had thought embarking on this cleanse that I wouldn't have anything worth posting about (or at least not anything that anyone else would want to eat!). I was wrong.

Eating 70% raw fruits and vegetables (the basic rule for the current week of the cleanse) means that I'm trying all sorts of new combinations with fresh ingredients. I tend to eat a lot of vegetables, but not such a high proportion of raw vegetables, so this week is becoming an adventure. This salad is something I'll definitely make again. The combination of flavors is great. Here's how it goes:

Spinach Salad with Oranges and Avocado
Serves 2

1 shallot, minced
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. champagne vinegar
sea salt & freshly ground pepper

4 cups baby spinach
2 oranges, peeled, sectioned, and cut in half
1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

Make dressing by whisking dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Combine spinach, orange sections, and avocado slices in a large salad bowl. Pour dressing over top and mix well. Top with freshly ground black pepper.

As I was eating this salad, I was thinking that walnuts and blueberries would both be great additions to it. I'll try that next time. Let me know what you think!


  1. I would love to hear more about your cleanse! Which one are you following?

  2. Hi Katie! It's the 30-day cleanse that's outlined in The Complete Nutritional Guide to Health. The first week, you cut out dairy, wheat, meat, sugar, caffeine, alcohol. Week 2 you keep that up and also up your raw fruit & veggie intake to 70% of your meals. Today was my first day on week 3 - I feel great - have a lot of energy, no real cravings, etc. If you're looking for a cleanse to try, I'd definitely recommend it. There are a couple of other shorter cleanses outlined in the book as well (which I also highly recommend, it's like my bible!). Let me know if you have questions!

  3. Pretty good..highly recommend this salad!


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