Cleansing Sunflower Slaw

It is officially summer! As the temperature warms up, we tend to gravitate toward fresh, cooling foods, such as salads. This cleansing sunflower slaw is a new take on a traditional cabbage slaw. Tangy and sweet with lots of crunch. It is a nice way to incorporate cabbage as part of your diet. Cabbage is part of the cruciferous vegetable family and contains powerful anti-cancer components. Cruciferous veggies, such as cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, kale, and cauliflower are also very cleansing. Think of them as “food for your liver.”

Cleansing Sunflower Slaw

Serve this along side salmon or chicken. Makes for a delicious dinner or an easy lunch.

1/2 cup orange juice
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tsp gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
3/4 tsp salt

3 cups shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 large carrot, shredded
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 cup raw sunflower seeds

1. To make dressing, blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
2. To make salad, toss together all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in dressing.

Dr. Sarah Axtell is a naturopathic doctor in Milwaukee, WI, providing holistic health care for the entire family. She specializes in many different chronic health conditions such as hormonal imbalances, auto-immune diseases, gastro-intestinal disorders, cancer, anxiety and weight loss. Dr. Axtell has a private practice, Lakeside Natural Medicine, in Shorewood, WI, and offers a series of seasonal group detoxification cleanses at Invivo Wellness.