Simple Kale Salad

Super Strength Health Kale Salad 5There has been a lot of eating in my world lately. Between testing for the cookbook, my anniversary with my sweetheart, and a general love of the beautiful combo of dark chocolate and peanut butter, I am a little burnt out on rich foods. Naturally, I find myself craving big, bursting bowls of greens, and when that happens kale salad is usually the first thing I want.

I love kale salad. It’s hearty and fresh testing, and I feel like massaging the dressing into it infuses the whole thing with just a little more love. Problem is, raw kale salads can be hell on my IBS-laden guts. My answer to this? Steam the kale. Just a little bit, so most of the nutrients are in tact. This gives me the ability to chow through a whole bunch of kale, gut pain free. I lose a bit of vitamin and mineral content in the process, but hey. It’s worth it to me.

I also always make sure to pair my kale salads with a good dose of healthy fats. For whatever reason, when raw fruit and veggies have a little fat cushion, they are about ten times easier to digest. Weird, but true.

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Simple Kale Salad
Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo
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Serves: 2
  • 1 large bunch dino kale, chopped (approximately 5 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (Vega Antioxidant Oil, olive oil, hemp oil, and flax oil are good choices)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 small avocado
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional toppings: sunflower seeds, chopped carrots, chopped bell peppers, nutritional yeast, pumpkin seeds
  1. Steam kale until just bright green, about 3 minutes
  2. Take kale off of stove and run under cold water to cool down and stop cooking process
  3. Ring kale out, so that the entire amount fits in two cupped hands
  4. In a blender, puree oil, lemon juice and avocado
  5. Massage dressing into kale, making sure it is in every nook and cranny of the leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste

This is the size of my kale, pre-steam.Super Strength Health Kale Salad 4

This is the size of my kale, post-steam. Super Strength Health Kale Salad

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