Super Clean Raw Broccoli Slaw

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Sometimes you just need a clean meal that helps to reset your body, especially after a few days of overeating. When you eat excess sugar or alcohol, you are tempted to overindulge in unhealthier foods. While we don’t believe in “making up” for past food mistakes, this slaw helps get you back on track. In addition to eating this salad, drinking more water, eating more cruciferous vegetables, and adding lemon or apple cider vinegar to your water can help clean out the body. All of these actions can help establish a more alkaline environment in the body!

This slaw utilizes broccoli stems, which most people tend to chuck in the garbage or compost bin. The great thing about broccoli stems is that you can grate it using a cheese grater, or grater attachment on a mandolin. You often see broccoli stems in bagged salads that contain a mix of carrots, kale, and cabbage. Now, we’re going to let you in on a big secret. If you are really in a pinch and don’t have time to prep ingredients, you can use those bagged salads while cleansing. However, you cannot use the nuts or dressing from those bags. The reason for that is the nuts are either roasted, salted, or sugary, and the dressings are highly processed.

Now that we gave all of you cleansers that little pearl of wisdom, it comes time to make this slaw. It comes together very quickly and the ingredients pair beautifully together. The slightly bitter broccoli stems and purple cabbage are balanced by the sweet carrots. With the bitter and sweet flavor profiles in place, you need a tangy element, which is where the dressing comes in. Much like the rug in The Big Lebowski, the dressing ties the room together. Enjoy the slaw!

Super Clean Raw Broccoli Slaw
  • Prep Time:10m
  • Total Time:10m


For the Slaw

  • 2 c broccoli stems, shredded
  • 1/2 small head of purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 c golden raisins (no added sugars or preservatives)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

For the Dressing

  • 1/3 c raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/2 c cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 tsp. raw agave nectar
  • sea salt & pepper, to taste


For the Slaw

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss gently to combine.
  2. As mentioned in the recipe description, you can use a bagged broccoli slaw to save time, so long as you do not use the nuts and dressing in the bag.
  3. Set aside while you prepare the dressing.

For the Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour your desired amount of dressing over the slaw and toss to coat the ingredients. If more dressing is needed, pour more over the slaw and toss. Serve and enjoy.
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