As summer approaches and you aim to look and feel your best, a juice cleanse may be in order to help you do just that! But what you eat BEFORE (pre-cleanse) and immediately FOLLOWING your next juice cleanse (post-cleanse) can help maximize the benefits of your Reset.
If you’re looking for a clean, delicious dish that you can incorporate into your pre-cleanse elimination diet or as meal to help you ease into eating solid foods again post-cleanse, look no further, here is a winner!
The super star of the recipe is the sauce - inspired by the flavors found in a traditional Thai Peanut sauce, but with the benefits of being soy-free, nut-free, and sugar-free! Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds (a great source copper, manganese, and calcium among many other minerals), is used in place of the peanut butter.
The tahini sauce is tangy, tart, nutty, and smoky making it an amazing dip for raw and steamed vegetables alike.
Steamed broccoli goes particularly well with it, plus serves up a powerful combination of phytonutrients that support the body’s natural detoxification processes.
Place a steam tray into a large pot and add enough water to barely touch the bottom of the tray. Bring to a boil on the stove. Add the broccoli florets, place the lid on, and steam for 2 minutes, until just al dente.Remove the tray and transfer to a sink. Shower the broccoli with cold water to stop the cooking, drain, and set aside.
For the tahini dressing
Puree the tahini, ginger, garlic, lime juice, maple syrup, sesame oil, salt, and red pepper flakes in a food processor to combine. Scrape down the sides of the processor bowl and start pureeing again, adding the water little by little through the top to thin out the sauce. Continue until desired consistency is reached. Transfer to a serving bowl.
Serve the broccoli and sauce together, sprinkling sesame seeds and cilantro on top for garnish.
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Arielle Mandelberg is a self-proclaimed health foodie, travel junkie, animal lover, smoothie-bowl aficionado, pilates enthusiast, and working actress. Follow her day to day adventures on her Instagram @ArielleLikesToCook.