Answering the call of my last post (The Stephanie Salad), my talented and lovely friend, Elsa Mehary, is sharing her favorite salad recipe, The Kale Medicine Salad. This dish came to Elsa courtesy of Jen Hickman and Elsa swears by it (the best recipes are passed along.) Elsa is a designer who is also a lifestyle and nutrition coach – she counsels clients on healthy eating and overall wellness (contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.) Recommending kale means she’s up to date with the most recent research: kale is is not only a superfood, you could call it THE superfood. It is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin b6, beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, calcium, Omega 3 fatty acids…basically, eat a few bites and you’ll leap over tall buildings (and have lower cholesterol, better vision, potentially less probability of getting cancer…) I look forward to whipping up Elsa/Jen’s treat below. If you have any tasty and healthy recipes, please don’t keep them secret. Tell us here! Thanks guys, and take it away Elsa. xxoo Steph
Kale Medicine Salad
1 bunch Lacinato (aka Tuscan) kale
1-2 ripe avocados
1/2 large beet
1 bunch basil
2″ ginger root
2″ turmeric root
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/4 cup olive oil
Celtic sea salt to taste
Green powder to taste (Vitamineral Green powder by Healthforce Nutritionals or Spirulina.)
Lemon juice (I’ve found that 1 and 1/2 lemons seems to work well. Adjust to your own taste)
Agave Nectar (to taste)
Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl with a fork or whisk until smooth. Place finely chopped kale in a large bowl, pour on dressing and massage with love and gratitude. The massaging softens the kale. De-pit avocados and slice into cubes, chop or shred the beet, zucchini, turmeric and Ginger root and add to bowl. Add the basil leaves, whole or chopped.
Recipe note: This yummy and highly potent and nourishing meal is rich in chlorophyll, essential amino acids (protein) and minerals. Eaten regularly, the body will begin to ask for it. – E.M.