Like everything we do at Functional Self, our recipes have been designed to help you achieve your optimal state. The foods we eat impact our energy levels, mood and cognitive ability, as well as supporting a healthy gut microbiome. We wanted to create a recipe series that focuses on nutrient-dense real foods that will help you reach your highest level of health and vitality. Functional Self recipes are packed full of nourishing recipes to provide a clear path ahead for clean eating, regardless of your starting off point. 




Super 7 Salad 


• Level: Easy  
• Time: 15 minutes

• Makes: 2 servings


Named super 7 as it contains 7 top foods for a nourished brain; 


• Eggs 
• Avocado 
• Broccoli 
• Spinach 
• Walnuts 
• Coconut Oil 
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


This delicious salad is a great mix of colours, textures and flavours. The added bonus is it only takes 15 minutes to make. 




• 2 medium eggs 

• 200g tenderstem broccoli 
• 50g baby spinach leaves 
• 1 large carrot 
• 200g cauliflower, coarsely grated 
• 1 large avocado 
• 20g walnuts, roughly chopped 
• 40g pomegranate seeds 
• A few leaves of mint, chopped 
• Sea / himalayan pink salt 
• Extra virgin olive oil 
• Coconut oil 



1. Add 2 eggs to a saucepan, pour in boling water to cover, and boil for 7-8 minutes. Once cooked remove and set aside.  

2. While the eggs cook, prep the other ingredients; Grate the cauliflower/pulse in food processor to make the cauliflower rice. Make the carrot ribbons using a juliene peeler (or use a standard vegetable peeler as pictured).  

3. Steam the broccoli for 4-5 minutes. At the same time heat the coconut oil in a pan then add the cauliflower rice, salt and mint and cook for 4 minutes, stirring throughout. Turn off the heat and add the pomegranate seeds and walnuts.  

4. Arrange the spinach leaves, carrot and avocado on plates.  

5. Peel the eggs, cut them in half and add to the plate along with the broccoli and the cauliflower rice. Drizzle with a little olive oil and a sprinkling of salt.