Detox Your Body With This Amazing Broccoli Quinoa Tabbouleh!
Not only is this Tabbouleh full of flavor and delicious, but it is filled with ingredients that help to detox your body!
If you’ve heard that “detoxing is a myth”, then you have to read this post where I share the science behind detoxing. The truth is that our bodies are working overtime every day to process all of the substances that come in and to expel toxins – but they are being pushed to the brink. When our organs are overtaxed and overburdened with toxins, symptoms can creep up such as fatigue, digestion problems, bloating, weight gain and muscle aches. When these symptoms go unchecked and our bodies are not able to detox optimally, we are at risk for greater health problems down the road.
Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. (a member of my advisory counsel and a trusted mentor) says that detoxification starts in the diet. Dr. Hyman is a huge advocate of supporting the natural detoxification processes in the body with specific foods, such as lemons, garlic, and cruciferous vegetables.
Here’s how these specific ingredients in this recipe helps your body detox:
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that boosts our liver’s own detoxifying enzymes .
Scallions and broccoli are both high in sulfur, which is a compound that helps your body detox and can prevent kidney damage from exposure to heavy metals.
Parsley has a diuretic affect on the body and has been shown to help protect the liver from damage (your body’s main detox organ).
Pumpkin seeds have more chlorophyll than any other nut or seed and is packed with antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage.
Food Babe's Broccoli Quinoa Tabbouleh
1½ cups cooked quinoa
3 tablespoons olive oil, more as needed
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, more as needed
¼ teaspoon chili powder
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
Place the broccoli in a food processor and pulse until a rice like consistency has formed. Pour into a bowl along with the remaining ingredients. Mix to combine.
To serve, place half on the tabbouleh on a plate and top with half of the pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!
**Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.**
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30 responses to “Detox Your Body With This Amazing Broccoli Quinoa Tabbouleh!”
Lisa S. says:
Love your addition of broccoli and pumpkin seeds to the Body Ecology Quinoa Tabouli! So many great variations to this awesome Quinoa Salad!
Barbara Martin says:
Guys… Look again at the recipe, there is a cook time.
I think you are supposed to cook broccoli.
This detoxing is a very timely topic and vital life style to live by.
Everyone I hope is becoming more aware of just how toxic our environment truly is. The government s not doing its job and the politics behind the scenes regarding the food industry is totally out of control; at the expense of the American people. It is paramount to fully understand the current health disasters this country is facing. Long story short is//are people must learn how to protect themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The viable answer is to eat organic, drink half your weight in ounces of water daily. Read, read and read more. The name of the game is education. Once you have figured out what needs to be done to safeguard yourself and family, you can reach out to the community and help others. Know this about detoxing the body etc. .
Eating organic chelates toxins. Drinking enough water daily detoxes the body. Getting enough sleeping detoxes the body. Ongoing development of a De-stressing Life Style detoxes the body. Exercise detoxes the body. The way to really protect yourself is to detox daily. Cutting out two meals (evenings) each week will help detox the body. A healthy life style is not an accident. It is a art and a skill that you can develop over time. Eat well. Be well and God Bless!!!
I do this recipe in my non Teflon rice cooker.
Raw Quinoa 1 cup and 2 cups of water or free range chicken stock
mushroom,s onions, scallions and raw broccoli one lemon juice
a tbls spoon of real butter (all added at once). Then I turn it on, its done it 15 20 min.
If you like your broccoli less done add it later.
This is good with thinly sliced jalapenos and an organic almond butter sauce.
although I like food babes idea of the nuts. Prob put in last so they are crunchy.
Then the best part fresh avocados.
August 18, 2019 at 10pm
I had just finished listening to a module on ways to detox the body earlier in the day, so this was the perfect timing in making this recipe. Plus, recently, I had something similar to this recipe for the first time a few weeks ago, in a new Vegetarian restaurant and enjoyed it.. Plus, I Love your knowledge, advice, many of your recipes & especially quite a few of your products. Gosh it keeps going with good stuff. The Bonus discovery, that I find out that Dr. Mark Hyman is part of your advisory council. Love that guy.
Ok Back to the recipe. I used broccoli stalks for that’s what I had on hand and they turned out just as well as small texture in the food processor. I used dry parsley & dry mint also for what I had on hand, but in much lower amounts, not using the typical fresh to dry ratios, just in case. 1 used 1 tblsp dry parsley / 1 tsp dry mint. can you use more to adjust for taste, I was just being cautious to start out. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoyed:)