Embark on a journey to cleanse your body with the popular “Broom” salad, also known as “Brush,” that has been a favorite for many years. Packed with the goodness of beets, a rich source of vitamins and minerals, this seemingly simple dish offers a refreshing way to detox and even shed a few pounds. Explore not only the classic recipe but also four alternative variations for a diverse detox experience.
Classic “Broom” Salad Recipe
- Fresh cabbage – 3 parts (about 3 cups)
- Raw beets – 1 part (about 1 cup)
- Carrots – 1 part (about 1 cup)
- Lemon juice
- Optional: Crushed garlic for added zest
- Optional: Drizzle of natural vegetable oil, particularly recommended is flaxseed oil
Shred fresh cabbage and grate raw beets and carrots in a ratio of 3:1:1. Ensure the vegetables release their juices, then dress with a small amount of lemon juice. Optionally, add crushed garlic for extra flavor. A drizzle of natural vegetable oil, especially flaxseed oil, is recommended. Do not add salt to the salad.
Note: For individuals with low stomach acidity, consider substituting fresh cabbage with sauerkraut.
Other “Broom” Salad Variations
Enhance the classic recipe by adding a tangy apple. For those who enjoy dried fruits, incorporate chopped dried apricots and prunes, contributing to intestinal cleansing and overall well-being.
Festive Veggie Blend:
Elevate the dish by introducing garlic, walnuts, bell pepper, and a pinch of salt to the classic mix. Substitute raw cabbage with sauerkraut for an extra kick. This variant makes for an impressive addition to any celebratory table without the post-feast heaviness.
Combine 40g white cabbage, 200g each of red beets and carrots, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1/2 cup pine nuts. Grate beets and carrots as in the classic recipe, finely chop the cabbage. Blend pine nuts, then add a spoon of lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Combine all vegetables and dress with the lemon-pine nut sauce.
For years, this dish has earned the moniker “Weight Loss Salad.” Its simplicity belies its effectiveness in promoting gut health and facilitating a thorough body cleanse. A straightforward salad that sweeps away the unwanted from your system!