I’m just shy of a week in to my 80/10/10 experiment. I’ll go into more details about the diet in my upcoming “What I Ate Wednesday” post, but very briefly: I’ve been getting 80% of my calories from fruit, 10% from protein found in leafy greens, and 10% from fat (so far that’s been via avocados, but some people also use nuts or oils). What this ends up looking like is TONS of fruit during the day (Graham suggests consuming at least 2500 calories a day), and a big, beautiful giant salad for dinner.
Here is an example of one such salad. This salad can be altered in a variety of ways, but this combo works for me, and I think the dressing is a winner. (Note: 80/10/10 does not condone the use of spices, but I think that’s a little cray-cray, so I’m still using spices—but not salt. Cutting salt makes more sense).
Especially awesome ingredients: parsley and turmeric. Not only does the parsley add an excellent flavor, but it’s also a nutritional powerhouse. It contains over 100% of your daily value of vitamin K, plus loads of vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and iron. These nutrients are ideal for detoxing the body, too. And turmeric, of course, is an awesome anti-inflammatory, and has a load of other benefits.
I didn’t include measurements because it’s a salad, and you should just decide how much you want of each for yourself. : )
Power Detox Salad with Spicy Zucchini Turmeric Dressing (lfrv)
greens of your choice (I used kale)
Chop everything and put in a large salad bowl.
Spicy Turmeric Zucchini Dressing
turmeric (about a teaspoon)
1 small zucchini or part of a large zucchini
cumin, onion powder, red pepper flakes (to taste)
juice from half a lemon
Blend everything in a blender or food processor. Pour over salad.
Fair warning: this definitely tastes healthy. There’s nothing really decadent about the flavors in the dressing, and it doesn’t hide the fact that you’re eating a big bowl of raw vegetables. But after a few days of this style of eating, simple raw food tastes amazing. Your taste buds really start to crave natural fresh goodness. And…I feel kind of buzzed after eating a big raw meal. I’ve read that from people, but I’m really noticing this for myself. It’s pretty cool!
I’m submitting this recipe to Wellness Weekends and Healthy Vegan Fridays!