This means kale is a part of my daily diet, from salads, to juices and smoothies, even my dog eats steamed kale.
This is one of the easiest and simplest salads you can make. All you have to do is combine everything together. The longest part is massaging the kale!
A lot of people find kale hard to chew and a little bitter so the trick to combat that is lemon/lime juice or apple cider vinegar. The acid helps to break down the toughness of the kale and spending a few minutes massaging it in softens and slightly wilts the kale as well as taking the edge off the bitterness.
Kale in the last few years has gained popularity as a superfood, being one of the healthiest vegetables available. It's high in fiber, iron, Vitamin K, A & C, low in calories and has zero fat. Per calorie it has more iron than beef and more calcium than milk. It's a good source of potassium, manganese, phosphorus and copper. This combined with the powerhouse super fruit avocado guarantees a nutrient dense filling salad.
Avocados are a good source of fat, protein and fiber. The monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat it contains is a good fat for the body, helping to lower bad cholesterol and promote heart health and cardiovascular health. They contains high levels of vitamins such as B, C, D, K as well as potassium, offering a wide range of anti-inflammatory benefits. Once you make up the salad you can always add extra toppings such as nuts, seeds, dried fruits or other veggies or keep it simple and just enjoy!
Raw Creamy Kale Avocado Salad
5 -6 large stems kale
1 med ripe avocado
1/4 cup coriander (cilantro)
3 TBS hemp seeds
1 TBS wholegrain mustard
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
2. Juice the lime into the kale, add chopped coriander and massage for a few mins to soften the kale
3. In a separate bowl combine avocado, hemp seeds, mustard, ACV, lemon juice and mash together
4. Combine the avocado dressing with the kale
5. Add any other topping you like, I normally add mulberries or cranberries to give it a little bit of a sweet flavour, or leave as it is and enjoy!