APL Purple Pre-Meal Probiotic Coleslaw
This big bad ass bowl is really loaded with healthy nutrients…like WOA. Check out just some of them:
Cabbage is an incredible, edible veggie! It’s best when in its rawtastic form and even better when fermented in the APL Classic Kimchi (see fermented food benefits in that post as well- they are friggen’ amazing!) Cabbage is jam-packed with rockstar phytochemicals called indoles; simply speaking they ward off breast cancer AND kick the a** of the carcinogenic effects of pesticides and other toxins in your body. The red/purple form of cabbage hasanthocyanins, which gives it that gorg color. Anthocyanins are flavanoids that act as powerful antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory affects. In addition to all of this wonderful goodness, cabbage also contains high levels of vitamins C + K as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium, beta-carotene, and potassium, as well as a healthy dose of much-needed fiber! Yea, this brassica family member is our ultimate hero.
Parsley is a purifier. I don’t know about you, but I could use some help getting a bit cleaner on the inside! (A little too much red wine last weekend, sigh.) The chlorophyll that makes it green is what helps it act as a weapon against toxins-bam! Not to mention the cancer fighting myristicin- parsley is actually the member of the umbelliferous family that has the highest anticancer activity. Woot!
Alfalfa Sprouts are basically babies in the plant world, but don’t let that fool you. These little things can have 4000 times the nutrients of an adult plant-holy bananas, right? This means a crazy amount of nutrients with SO many enzymes and amino acids in them, just looking at them can make you healthy. (Not really, so eat them.) You will like the spice they add to your meal- trust.
Probitocs, or the “good” gut bacteria…we can get all serious about this, but it legit is a miracle worker for your digestion. Good digestion = good health, weight loss, and more energy!
Cayenne is rich in capsaicin, which help enhance circulation and increases body temperature (ok, so that isn’t necessarily important, but it spikes your metabolism- yes, please!) We heart this spice because it also aids our digestion along with having a plethora of beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin C.
- ½ cup raw tahini, room temp so liquidy
- 1 TB raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp Himalayan crystal salt
- ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
- 2 tsp coconut nectar
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- water, to thin out
- 6 cups thinly shredded purple cabbage
- To top:
- chopped parsley
- 4 Botija dried olives, chopped
- handful of Alfalfa sprouts, well-washed & dried
- dash of cayenne pepper
- Mix the first 7 ingredients together in a bowl, set aside.
- Shred the cabbage, thin strips so you can digest easier, and place it in a large bowl. Top it with prepared dressing.
- When serving, serve 1 cup of salad with parsley, olives, sprouts, & cayenne- enjoy!