This salad recipe originated in our annual 7 Day Salad Challenge. Full of nutrition in ever bite, the fruit balances the bitterness of the kale on the palate. Play around with different fruits across the seasons to add sweetness and texture to your meals.
Green super foods such as kale and spinach help to increase alkalinity and detoxification in your body and promote healing. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and K and folic acid, as well as calcium, potassium, copper and iron. These nutrients are necessary for healthy bones, skin and eyes.
Almonds and pumpkin seeds are high in minerals including magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Zinc is responsible for healthy immune function by helping the growth and development of white blood cells. Pumpkin seeds are also high in the amino acid tryptophan that helps to make serotonin – the FEEL GOOD hormone responsible for feelings of wellbeing.
Pineapples are a rich source of B group vitamins including thiamine (B1) and B6, which are vital for energy metabolism and nerve function. They also contain the enzyme bromelain, renowned for aiding protein digestion.
And last but definately not least, turmeric is rich in curcumin, a phytochemical with potent anti-inflammatory benefits.
Tips & Extra Bits!
Boost protein and add your choice of chickpeas, and seeds.
Add almond dukkah for tasty texture.
Add living raw sprouts such as alfalfa, broccoli or mung bean.
Add raw sauerkraut or kimchi for probiotic benefits & to boost your gut health.
With love for the holy kale,