Day 7 - 21-day detox

Let's talk about saladsCorr!That's all I can say about some of the delicious salads you can make on the 21-day detox diet.Yes, you can start off with the typical lettuce and tomato affair. But the delights you can top it with! Have you even thought about cubes of goat's cheese or feta? Or cubes of toasted tofu splashed with tamari (gluten-free soy) sauce? A sprinkling of toasted hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and pine kernels? Grated cabbage, diced courgette, sliced onion? And most delectable of all... a few giant scoops of avocado flesh, a sprinkling of freshly sprouted mung beans (see below), drizzled with cold-pressed seed oil..... mmmmm hmmmm.Of course it's the right time of the year for salads. And their deliciousness and nutritiousness is only limited by your imagination!Make your own beansproutsOne way to 'zing up' your salads is to add a handful or two of fresh beansprouts. These are much tastier when you sprout them at home - and very easy to grow! Just soak a couple of handfuls of mung beans (you can buy these at most supermarkets - or your local health food shop) overnight in some good quality water and turn out into a large jar covered in a piece of kitchen roll (secured by an elastic band). Alternatively, you can buy a professional sprouter from your health food shop. Leave the jar on its side in the window sill for a couple of days and you will begin to see sprouts appearing. Your beansprouts will be ready to eat in two to three days. Rinse the beans with water every time you pass through the kitchen or they look like they need it. But be sure to remove any excess moisture as they don't grow so well in water.Tomorrow: let's get juicing!