Spring detox salad

When & How

A detox but nourishing lunch for those days when you feel bloated and with excess water retention. 


(1 servings)

  • 180g chicken breast 
  • White or green asparagus 
  • 3-4 Brazilian nuts 
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 
  • Arugula 
  • 40g quinoa (dry wt)
  • Black pepper & extra-virgin olive oil 


  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized cubes. Heat some olive oil in a skillet and cook the chicken. You can add some spices if you desire (I used sage)
  2. Gather your asparagus. Trim away any tough ends, peel, and slice finely. Transfer to a bowl and toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil, the fresh lemon juice, and the nutritional yeast.
  3. Trim the Brazilian nuts.
  4. Boil quinoa. Once cooked, quickly stir fry with some olive oil. 
  5. Place all the ingredients into a bowl, and drizzle with some extra olive oil and a pinch of black pepper. Enjoy!  



A type of lean protein with high-quality amino acids. 


Potent diuretics! This veggie will boost the function of the kidneys, helping with water retention and boosting metabolism. 


One of the richest sources of selenium, an essential mineral for thyroid function and metabolism. Think that two Brazilian nuts a day are enough to cover the daily requirement for selenium.


A must in all plant-based diets. Nutritional yeast is incredibly rich in B vitamins, including vitamin B12. This is the only plant-based food containing vitamin B12 and not in small doses: think that 16g of nutritional yeast provides 1000% of the daily value! It also has all the essential amino acids (building blocks of protein) and contains beta-glucan, a soluble fiber with great benefits for the gut microbiome.  

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