Recipe of the week: Raw Kale Salad

kale in colanderHappy Spring! Well almost-it’s still cold here in NYC but spring is just around the corner. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the color associated with spring is of course, green! and the organs that rule over spring are the liver and the gallbladder.  This is the season to clean out those organs and nourish them with dark leafy greens. King kale (and it’s called that for a reason!) is one of the super green foods loaded w/vitamins and minerals and fiber. It is so strong and sturdy I think of it as a rake cleaning and clearing out all the sludge, fats and toxic residues that sit in our bodies from all the heavy winter eating!

Try this simple delicious raw kale recipe.  Make it ahead of time and it keeps in the frig for a few days. Also the longer it sits in the dressing the softer the kale becomes.  The lemon softens the kale to just the right texture and it doesn’t get mushy like most salad greens.

If you get inspired to clean up your internal house, join me for my spring detox (April 26, 27th-live event or teleclass) where I will guide you thru a 5-7 day whole foods spring cleanse.  Don’t worry you won’t starve or need to buy expensive supplements. We’re eating food all throughout it.  Check my events page for info coming soon. Joanne DiMauro website

Enjoy the kale salad!

Ingredients:

1 head of kale cut up (w/o stems)

1 cut up apple

Currants or raisins

Slivered almonds

Parmesan cheese to taste

Dressing:  2 TBS olive oil, 2 TBS lemon juice from fresh lemon, tsp honey

Mix all together and that’s it!  Simple and delicious! It’s a hit w/everyone.

1 head of kale cut up (w/o stems)

1 cut up apple

Currants or raisins

Slivered almonds

Parmesan cheese to taste

 Dressing:  2 TBS olive oil, 2 TBS lemon juice from fresh lemon, tsp honey

Mix all together and that’s it!  Simple and delicious! It’s a hit w/everyone.

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