Positive Power Salad

For a low carb version omit or greatly reduce apples and raisins.

Source: Canyon Ranch


1⁄2 cup
raw almonds (chopped and toasted)
2 cups
chopped raw broccoli
2 cups
sliced mushrooms
1 1⁄2 cup
chopped raw cauliflower
1 3⁄4 cup
diced jicama
1 cup
diced carrots
1⁄2 cup
diced yellow squash
1⁄2 cup
diced zucchini
1⁄2 cup
alfalfa sprouts
1⁄4 cup
chopped scallions
red delicious apples (unpeeled, diced)
1⁄2 cup
4 ounces
part-skim mozzarella cheese (grated)
1⁄4 cup
freshly grated parmesan cheese
1⁄3 cup
toasted sunflower seeds


Combine all the ingredients, except the sunflower seeds, in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Serve with Jet Fuel Dressing. Sprinkle two teaspoons of toasted sunflower seeds over the top of each serving.

If preparing this salad ahead of time, don’t add the dressing, almonds or sunflower seeds until you’re ready to serve it. The salt in the dressing will soften the other ingredients, and the nuts and sunflower seeds won’t be as crunchy.  (Recipe #648)