How to make a detox salad for weight loss

Guide to Creating the Ultimate Detox Salad

When I first began this health journey, I honestly didn’t know how to put together a salad that truly encouraged my body to detox, heal, and nourish itself.  Sure, I knew how to throw veggies and lettuce in a bowl and top it with some sort of “all natural” salad dressing.  But, I had no clue how to combine certain herbs and veggies to create the ultimate detox salad!  And, I certainly didn’t have a clue on how to make my own raw vegan salad dressing from scratch!!

My goal is to share with you all of the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past 4 years in order to (hopefully) make your life easier AND detox your body faster!

Below, is a guide on how to put together the Ultimate Detox Salad!  Feel free to mix it up so you don’t get bored.

Additionally, I’ve listed a few extra tips below this image as well as several delicious detox salad dressings!  ENJOY!!


A Few Tips Concerning Detox Salad Guide:

  • Choose organic, if possible.  If you can only choose a few organic items, choose organic leafy greens because conventional versions tend to hold more pesticides.
  • If you choose nuts or seeds as your “1 Healthy Fat,” be sure to soak your nuts and seeds. Soaking nuts and seeds in water over night (24 hours) helps them to digest more easily and, as a result, your body is able to more easily absorb the nutrients. Trust me on this one!!
  • If you choose coconut meat as your “1 Healthy Fat,” be sure it’s fresh coconut meat straight from the coconut or organic dehydrated coconut flakes that have no added ingredients.
  • For cheaper produce, shop at a local Farmer’s Market or Ethnic Market.
  • If you’re not sure what sprouts are (in the super food section), google how to sprout seeds. Sprouts are a power house of nutrition!!
  • If you purchase your nuts and/or seeds at a grocery store, make sure they’re unroasted and unsalted.  The label will usually say Natural on it.

Brands I recommend for the pre-packaged items on this Guide:



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  1. I like the sound of this recipe but I am intrigued why you pointed out that tomotoes are not a vegetable but then neither are peppers or cucumbers….

    The best way to work out the difference between fruit and vegetables is; if it is the plant itself (i.e. the root, the stem, the leaves or flowers) it is a vegetable. If it grows on the plant (like oranges or tomotoes) it will most likely have seeds inside (like pumpkins and apples) then it is a fruit.

    • Hi Janine.. You are SO right! I created this detox a few years ago and, apparently, I didn’t realize cucumbers and peppers weren’t veggies too back then! But, I couldn’t agree w/ you more. I’ll see if I can get that corrected 😉

  2. Hi Kayla! I stumbled upon your website and LOVE it. I have purchased things you have recommended and am currently doing your 7-day detox. We are on day 3. I have to ask– is all we can consume what is listed on the paper? My stomach is growling so often and I am so hungry! Any tips?

    • Hi Megan! Thanks and Congrats on making it to day 3! Feel free to snack on any fruit (excluding avocados) or even make yourself another juice or smoothie using the same recipes in this detox protocol. If you’re highly active (i.e. athlete), feel free to double the sizes of each recipe. Also, drinking decaf herbal teas usually help to curb your appetite. Be sure you are eliminating (#2) a few times per day as well. Backed up toxins in the colon can cause unwanted cravings. The quickest way to ensure proper elimination is by doing a water enema or drinking an herbal laxative tea (Smooth Move is good). Because your body is releasing toxins at a more rapid rate than normal, it’s easy for those toxins to get backed up in the colon causing temporary constipation. Hope this helps and good luck!!

  3. Megan Martinez

    Thank you!! That’s music to my ears! I workout daily so I need extra fuel I’m finding. I haven’t gone #2 since starting on Monday. Uh oh. Should I do an enema now?

  4. Rosa Maria

    Hi Megan

    I have noticed that if you drink room temperature water as you get up, you will have a bowl movement before you leave the house…try that

  5. I’m a new mom and wanted to know if it was okay to do this detox while breastfeeding?

    • Kayla Chandler

      Hi Jess… I do not recommend it. When you detox, your body releases toxins into the bloodstream to be carried out of the body. So, in short, I wouldn’t risk it. Don’t worry, this detox will still be here when you finish breastfeeding 🙂

  6. how often should i eat these salads a day? for how many months?

    • Kayla Chandler

      Hi Angie.. You can eat them once or twice per day in place of 1-2 of your regular meals (i.e. lunch and dinner).

  7. Can we cook the broccoli & cauliflower ?

  8. You suggest to replace 1-2 meals with the salad. If I do this for lunch and dinner what do you suggest for breakfast foods.

    • Kayla Chandler

      Any type of whole foods/healthy meal. As long as you’re replacing 2 meals per day with a smoothie and eating 1 whole foods/organic meal, you’ll see results (unless you have any underlying medical issue, such as hypothyroid).

  9. Hi. I would like to ask if this detox can lose weight? And What if i ate it twice breakfast and lunch, what shall i eah at dinner, can i eat protein?

    • Kayla Chandler

      Hi there! If you’re seeking to lose weight with a detox, you should do my 7-Day Detox.. it’s free and everything is laid out for you for the full 7 days. Just enter your email into the green box at the top of my site and it’ll be emailed to you 🙂

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