Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SuperPower Kale Salad

KALE: the most amazing green leafy vegetable!

Yesterday, I made the most delicious kale salad ever. Really. You HAVE to try it. Here's how it's done:

SuperPower Kale Salad

1 large bunch of green curly kale (or purple)
1 Hass avocado
juice from 1 1/2 lemons
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
1/2-3/4 cup shredded carrots (or chopped)
2 TB raw sunflower seeds
2 TB hemp seeds
1 TB Creole seasoning (or salt + cayenne, etc) (optional, but adds a nice kick!)

Put everything in a very large bowl, including the scooped out avocado (minus the pit). Wash your hands well. Now massage the avocado and juices into the salad with your hands for several minutes, wilting the kale. Eat!

   Kale: high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium. Blocks growth of cancer cells.
   Avocado: healthy fat, rich in potassium and B vitamins, has been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
   Lemon: high in vitamin C, aids digestion, 
   Cucumber: good source of potassium, high in vitamin K, 
   Broccoli: very high in vitamin C, good source of dietary fiber, full of phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants.
   Carrot: high in beta carotene and vitamin A.
   Sunflower Seed: contains natural anti-oxidants and vitamin E, helps protect skin & mucous membranes.
   Hemp Seed: High protein, contains all essential amino acids,perfect ration of Omega 3 to 6, good for immune deficiency diseases.

So eat up! It's healthy and delicious :)

Eat smart,

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