Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kale Salad Two Ways

Since everyone is obsessed with Kale, why not follow suit? Of course, the facts don't lie.
It's high in fiber, iron, vitamin k, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, it's an antioxidant, anti-inflammitory and offers cardiovascular support. Is that enough reasons to eat it? These are my two favorites so far, I'll add to the list as I find more that I love. The blueberry balsamic salad may be my favorite kale salad I've ever eaten!

Strawberry + Kale Salad
  • 1/2 bunch of dino kale
  • Handfull of rip strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbs melted coconut oil or olive oil

Wash, remove tough stem pieces, thinly chop kale & add to your salad bowl. Add in sliced strawberries, shredded coconut, and chopped almonds. In a separate small bowl, melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, or skip if using olive oil. Add lemon juice and honey to oil and stir to combine. Drizzle over salad, toss & serve.

Blueberry Balsamic + Kale Salad

  • 1/2 bunch of dino kale
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 2-3 Tablespoons currants 
  • 1/4-1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

Wash, remove tough stem pieces, thinly chop kale & add to your salad bowl. Add the rest of the salad ingredients & toss. Dress with balsamic dressing (recipe below).

Balsamic Dressing
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut aminos (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Stevia to taste (I used 10 drops)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl or dressing karaf. Whisk or shake well before using.

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