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By Suja Juice

December Detox Salad

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 11.26.30 AMI'm excited about welcoming 2016: to make new goals, take new adventures and most of all, to begin to detox my body from the holiday season. December is a month full of making wonderful memories, enjoying flavorful (and sometimes not-so-healthy) food, and spending time with family and friends. Before the holidays, it’s important to me that that I take time to re-evaluate and reset my health and lifestyle to get through the busy year ahead! I call this recipe the December Detox Salad. Even if it’s not the sniffles you’re getting rid of, we all need a little detoxing from the indulgence right before the holidays. I am sure many of you have holiday parties, cookie exchanges and family gatherings that have been occupying your time. I think it’s perfectly fine and healthy to enjoy some treats, but all the indulging can be a bit much after awhile! It’s nice to step back from the cookies, and enjoy a nice healthy salad that makes you feel full and gives your body some healthy nutrients. What I love about this salad is that it can help to re-boot and re-energize your system while helping to enhance your overall health and well-being. This detox salad is dressed with one of our faves- a light lemon sesame dressing that is full of flavor and good for you!


For the salad:

  • 1 cup chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup snap peas, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

For the Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid, place lid on tight and shake until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Combine the salad ingredients into a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Sere immediately.
The splendid thing about healthy living is you’re never out of the game. Even if you’ve eaten your weight in cookies, forgot what a water bottle looks like, and haven’t seen the inside of a gym in awhile, you can still pick back up and benefit from healthy choices. Enjoy and make this fresh and delicious salad right before the holidays with your friends and family! -Katelynn