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Breakfast Slaw

Prep & Cook Time: 10 minutes    Serves 2
This breakfast dish is a digestion reset. After a weekend of indulgences, this can often be the Monday morning meal that can put you back on track. It’s loaded with soluble and insoluble fibre, über amounts of phytonutrients, and satiating healthy fats from nuts and seeds.
Cabbage – The king of the cruciferous vegetable family, cabbage provides many anti-cancer nutrients. It increases the rate at which the body breaks down excess estrogen via the liver. It also helps improve digestion and helps in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
Carrots – Carrots are one of the best sources of beta carotene, which balances the immune system and reduces the risk of many cancers. They also guard against cardiovascular disease, reduce inflammation, slow the aging process, and are great for digestion disorders.
Apples – This fruit is very high in fibre, helps detoxify the body, helps stabilize blood sugar, and protects against the effects of radiation.  Apples reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, asthma, and type 2 diabetes. They are high in many vitamins, minerals, and phytoestrogens.
Hemp seeds are considered one of the most nutritious plant-based foods in the world because they are one of the few plant-based sources of a complete protein and are very easy to digest. They also contain numerous antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They have a great Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio.
Pumpkin Seeds – These mighty seeds actually contain more iron than liver by weight, and are an excellent source of essential fatty acids (EFA’s), protein, calcium, and phosphorus. They are commonly used to support  prostate health, as they are high in zinc. They are also antiparasitic and used to combat intestinal worms.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 1 cup apple, grated
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, grated
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 orange, juice + zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds


  • In a large bowl, toss carrots, apples, cabbage, hemp seeds and brazil nuts
  • In a separate small bowl stir together orange juice, zest and vanilla.
  • Pour over salad and mix well
  • Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds


*Variations: try different nuts or seeds, top with avocado
Recipe by Amber Baker, Nutritionist