Green Monster Detox Salad

Hello guys I’m alive! I haven’t been around for long (read: 4 days) (read#2: 4 days is a long time when it comes to blogging and looking at chocolate brownie pictures online duh I had missed, k?)

Thing is, I had lots of things to celebrate and lots of uni stuff to do. And lots of Game of Thrones chapters to re-watch, but that’s another story for another day.

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Celebration time in 3, 2, 1………………

I PASSED MY ENGLISH CPE (C2) EXAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I still cannot believe that I have actually passed, like what? Seriously? Is this real life or am I still dreaming???? I don’t know but I really want to thank each one of you reading this blog.

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Thank you all for your endless support and sweet comments! You’re the reason I keep on writing this blog (which is my favorite thing ever hey!), and at the same time, that’s the reason why my English writing skills aren’t that pitiful, THANKS!

Another big big thank you goes to my fellow blogger friends who write such charming posts that I absolutely enjoy reading. It’s because of you that I almost got a 100/100 on that one *blushes*. Seriously THANK YOU!

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Aaaaaaand I can’t forget to thank the sweet Alyssa at My Sequined Life who agreed to chat with me for hooooouuuuurs and helped me improve my speaking. Girrrrrrl, I owe you so much!

Special thanks go to Jon Snow, whose magical voice has made me want to watch all of GoT chapters a million times…. not because I am deeply in love with the man, you know. I was studying, ok? Isn’t listening to Jon Snow’s sexy accent the way normal people study  and pass their listening tests anyway???

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Not only did I have to celebrate such an occasion; it was my 18th birthday too and, oh well, that called for wine. Lots of it. Yay for sangria. Not so yay the morning after but I guess that that’s what detox salad are meant for. Plus I got admitted into the uni I wanted to study the grade I love (!!!) >>>>>>>> translation for “drink all the wine again”.

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

After all that yummy food (may I mention that my week also involved a trip to Valencia to do uni stuff which resulted in me bankrupting an “all that you can eat ice-cream buffet”?), all that I want is eat alllllll the green things. 

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

This salad is such a perfect one to detox after a day (read: a week) full of (delicious) excesses. It’s fresh, it’s light and filling and it’s delicious to boot. You can either eat an impossibly big bowl of the stuff (it happened) or pair it with your protein of choice (um hi fro-yo is considered protein, right??). Any way or another, you’ll have a fantastic summer lunch! 

Green Monster Detox Salad
Serves 2
Refreshing, light and delicious - this is the perfect salad to debloat after too much indulgences!
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  1. 1/4 of a cabbage
  2. 1/4 head of broccolli
  3. 1/8 cup pistachios
  4. 1/4 cup chopped celery
  5. 2 large cucumbers
  6. 1/2 avocado
  7. juice from 1 lemon
  8. 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mash the avocado with the lemon juice and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Make cucumber noodles with a veggie peeler or spiralizer.
  3. Chop the rest of ingredients and toss them in a bowl with the avocado dressing.
  1. Lime juice may be used instead.
  2. Quantities are orientative.
  3. This recipe is gluten free, paleo and raw vegan.
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Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes! You’re adorable! And sorry that I haven’t been commenting too often lately! I’ll try to catch up with everything right now!



  • Reply Beth July 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Congratulations on your results! You must feel so proud of yourself – a perfect excuse to drink ALL the sangria and eat ALL the ice cream!
    Your salad looks fabulous too – I’m starting my first job on Monday, so have been hunting for the perfect salad to bring with me. I’ll definitely be trying this one, thank you!

    • Reply Consuelo July 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! You’re sooo sweet! Best of luck on Monday” xxxx

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven July 27, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    congrats love!!! Why am I not surprised though ๐Ÿ˜‰ Celebrate with ALL the salads hehe

    • Reply Consuelo July 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Aw thanks girl! xx

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 27, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    What a gorgeous, green salad, Consuelo! I love the title of it, too.This looks so delicious (and healthy), especially with the avocados, yum!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:23 am

      Thanks Gayle ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron July 28, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Congrats, Consuelo!! You worked so hard and I’m glad you did well ๐Ÿ™‚ this salad looks perfect, love all the avocados…YUM!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Thanks Denise ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Cookitgirl July 28, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I needed this recipe in my life like yesterday! Seriously, the summer is just filled with fatty foods!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

      It is indeed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life July 28, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Wooooohoooo!! So many reasons for celebration, girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this salad – especially the pistachios. And pairing it with fro yo? Well now you’re talking my language!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Aw thanks Alyssa! xx

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) July 28, 2014 at 2:19 am

    GIrl! 18th birthday, getting into your dream Uni, AND passing your English exam?? What a week!! Hope you’ve been doing a lot to celebrate, because you deserve it! So happy for you!! Loving all the green happening in this salad-especially the avocado.

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Awwh thank you so much Trisha! xx

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 28, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Hi, congrats on life! You’ve been killing it lately! Take all the time off you want (aka: 4 days hahahaha) because you deserve it. This salad looks awesome! I’ve had a terrible weekend healthy food-wise, so I’m going to have this for lunch tomorrow and feel good about my eating decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Awwhh thanks Medha! xxx

  • Reply Monet July 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Ah! Congratulations! That must feel sooo good! And this salad? Well, it looks healthy and delicious. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Thank you Monet! xx

  • Reply blahnikbaker July 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Yay!! Congratulations!! What a great feeling ๐Ÿ™‚ THANK YOU Jon Snow!!! Lol!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:20 am

      Yes thank you Jon Snow! xx

  • Reply tohercore July 28, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Congrats! You’re English is perfect though so it doesnt surprise me at all that you passed ๐Ÿ™‚

    And this salad looks amazing – Im loving all those greens! Roll on summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:20 am

      Aw thank you so much Dearna! xx

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments July 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Seriously love all the green! So pretty.
    Congrats on your exam! You’re so inspiring that you can keep up with a blog and schooling. Great work!
    Have a splendid week.

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:20 am

      Thanks Melanie! xx

  • Reply Two Healthy Kitchens July 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Oh, Consuelo!!! Triple-congrats! I’m so thrilled for you!!! You’ve worked so hard and absolutely earned every single bit of this success (and the celebrations to go along with all of it! ๐Ÿ˜€ )! And hey – happy belated birthday, too! What a week! Hurray for a gorgeous de-tox salad after so much partying … pinning like crazy to help all those other revelers who could use a cure for too much fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ ~Shelley

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:19 am

      Thank you soooooo much Shelley! xxx

  • Reply nadyasot July 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I`m pinning this salad right now! I feel you girl! I always indulge over weekends, and when I get home, I just wanna eat veggies and fruit. I don`t know what it is, but eating veggies on its own makes me feel clean, healthy and kind of superior haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:19 am

      Awhh thank you girlie! xx

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou July 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats for the exam Co, I am not surprised though! \I said this before, but I’m gonna say it again: Your English is flawless. For realz!
    I wish I could write/speak Spanish that well (I’m still stuck at ‘Hola, como estas?’ ugh!)

    Btw that’s one great looking green salad. Super-healthy too. Deffo my kind of meal! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Ohhh you’re too sweet Mike! Thank you so much! xxx

  • Reply Karla - The Candid Kitchen July 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    a beautiful recipe as always! I loved the name you gave to this salad ๐Ÿ˜€
    It seems really refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day like today =)

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Awh thanks Karla ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Johlene July 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Green Monster Detox Salad.. oh my word.. the title says it all!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the photos!!! xoxo

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Thank you Johlene! xx

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen July 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations on passing your exam! This salad looks so healthy and beautiful!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:13 am

      Thanks Christin! xx

  • Reply shashi @ July 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    CONGRATS Consuelo! Girl – you write a wonderful blog – it isn’t a surprise you passed!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:13 am

      Thank you so much Shashi! xx

  • Reply foodrecipeshq July 28, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Great news. Do you remember what I told you about the exam? Sounds like I knew it ehehehe Well done! Now enjoy your well deserved (gotta detox) green monster salad.

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:12 am

      Awhhh you certainly did ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks!

  • Reply Monica July 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Congrats on passing the test! Hard work pays off. Great salad. I love all the green and we can all use a good detox salad once in a while.

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:12 am

      Thank you sooo much Monica! xx

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl July 29, 2014 at 12:28 am

    This is totally a green monster! Look at all those shades of green.. 50 shades of green!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:11 am

      Awhh haha Pamela ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking July 29, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Congrats, love!!! I’m excited for you but totally not surprised at all! This salad looks fabulously healthy! Love how you managed to photograph an entirely green salad and make it look interesting…that takes a special kind of talent…

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:11 am

      Aw thanks Lindsey, you’re so sweet! xx

  • Reply Connie @ Sprig and Flours July 29, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations on passing! Your pictures are so beautiful and this salad looks divine! I am looking forward to following your blog!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:10 am

      Awh thanks Connie! xx

  • Reply Joanne July 29, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    YAYAYAYAY!! Although, I never doubted you. ๐Ÿ˜› This green salad is absurdly gorgeous. Like, I almost want to frame it instead of eat it. Almost.

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:10 am

      Hehehehe thank you Joanne!

  • Reply Min Kwon July 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Yay! Congrats on passing your exam and turning 18! I’m taking my RD exam next week and can only imagine how happy and relieved you must feel right now. I’m trying to eat more cabbage rather than just green leafy veggies, and this salad sounds perfect!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:10 am

      Awwh thank you so much Min!! Best of luck love! Sending good vibes and hugs your way! xxxxx

  • Reply Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven July 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    It sounds like you’re having an awesome week girl! Congrats on the exam and HAPPY birthday! And this salad?! Umm BRING on the green! Love everything about this salad and your photos are phenomenal! Pinned. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:09 am

      Ot was awesome indeed! Thanks Sarah! xx

  • Reply Michelle July 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm


    This is my first visit to your blog, found you by way of comments at Pinch of Yum/Sally’s Baking Addition, figured if we read the same blogs I might like yours too!

    Love the look of this salad. I’m feeling virtuous just looking at it! Interesting combo of veggies as well. I’m going to have to give it a try!


    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:09 am

      Aw hi Michelee! I really hope you like it! xx

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Congrats on passing your exam! This salad looks insanely delicious. I definitely need a big bowl!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:08 am

      Thank you so much Bianca! xx

  • Reply Dolega July 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Felicidades hermosa, te lo mereces todo por tu esfuerzo y tu constancia, tu trabajo duro y tu actitud.
    Ahh, me apunto a lo del helado ese que comes hasta que revientas ยฟvale? :mrgreen:

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:08 am

      Ayyy muchas gracias en serio!! Lo del helado hay que repetirlo jejeje la prรณxima vez te vienes ๐Ÿ˜‰ xxx

  • Reply Kelly July 29, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Yay, congrats on passing your exam ๐Ÿ™‚ You worked so hard and deserve it girl! Love green monster salads – it looks so refreshing and so pretty!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Thanks a lot Kelly! xx

  • Reply danguole July 30, 2014 at 4:55 am

    YAY of course you passed, and did awesome! Girlie, your English is basically perfect–which is more than I can say for many native speakers. I keep wanting to read more blogs in Spanish, so I can get better, but it never happens–much less WRITING a blog in another language! You are my hero, seriously.

    Oh, and that salad looks SCRUMPTIOUS.

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Oh well you’re my grilled-cheese-boozy-hero k? Thank you so much girl! xxx

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife July 30, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Glory green goodness and CONGRATS on your exam!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen July 30, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Miss Consuelo? This salad just called, and it needs to come to my house. Can you get on that, pronto? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply rubyredapron July 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Oh my gosh! Congratulations Consuelo! I knew you would pass! Yay! So much celebrating… and so much sangria! Love this detox salad!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life July 31, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Congratulations!!! Oh this definitely calls for some celebration – and what celebration doesn’t have avocado? This salad has my name written all over it. Seriously gorgeous. Oh girl, this is so exciting! Keep up your amazing work!

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession August 1, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    OKAY FIRST OF ALL….WOOOOOOOOHHHHHOOOO!!!!! Congratulationsssssss :* Your week sounds ABSOLUTELY ammmmazing! Congrats on turning 18, and passing your English test ANDDDDD getting into your fav uni!!!!!! <3 This salad is a must after all the celebrations and do I even need to mention HOW AWESOME it looks! I love my greens more than meat and would choose veggies over meat ANY DAY! ๐Ÿ˜€ And secondly, I AM GETTING SOOOOO CURIOUS NOW WITH THE JON SNOW REFERENCES!!!! GoT, here I come! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Reply Danielle January 30, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Your English is so fluent; I’m an ESL teacher and I would have never guessed that you were a non-native speaker (normally I can tell pretty quickly!). Happy to hear that you passed your Cambridge test (even though it was a long time ago and I’m just getting to this post via Pinterest now). Hope things are going well with you; thank you for sharing the recipes.

    • Reply Consuelo January 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks for the sweet comment Danielle! It means so so so much! So happy you like the salad as well! xxxx

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