October 8

Kale & Carrot Salad – Vegan Recipe

​Power Kale and Carrot Salad Benefits

Look no further for a green powerhouse kale and carrot salad! This salad is filled with iron, fiber, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and anti-inflammatory properties to fuel and restore the body. It’s quick and simple and great in summer! This is a great salad to serve with ‘Be Nourished Bowl’.

This is also a vegan salad. There are lots of benefits to a plant-based salad. This can include:

  • Can reverse and prevent diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more.
  • You can reduce exposure to toxic chemicals, antibiotics and others.
  • Lower cholesterol and blood pressure while maintaining a healthy body weight.
  • Can reduce a heard attack.
  • Reduce cancer rates.

Plant-based diets are also becoming more popular in many countries with 3.4% of US Adults and 2% of UK Adults on such a diet [1].

Salads While Out

Ana commented in a podcast about how she would create salad’s, like this one, for eating out. This helped her to avoid restaurant and cafe meals that are often cooked with oils that are harmful to RA sufferers.

​The Power Salad – Kale and Carrot Salad Recipe

​Ingredients – Salad

  • 6-8 leaves kale
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Tahini Dressing (see below)

Ingredients – Tahini Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 fresh squeezed lemon
  • A garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • Pinch of fresh parsley

Preparation for the Dressing

Whisk all ingredients together! This mouthwatering dressing will burst with flavor on your favorite salad and really adds some power to the kale and carrot salad.

​Preparation for the Kale & Carrot Salad

​Step 1

Wash the kale thoroughly. Shred the kale leaf away from the strong internal stem. (The stems are bitter and are best left out of the salad!).

​Step 2

Place the shredded kale into a bowl and add a pinch of sea salt. Squeeze with your hands to ‘soften’ and allow the kale to absorb and break down with the pinch of salt.

​Step 3

After the kale sits for approx 10 minutes, add the peeled carrot, avocado, and sesame seeds.

​Step 4

Toss with the Tahini dressing and serve.

Enjoy this green powerhouse salad and allow your body to absorb loads of benefits!

Kale & Carrot Salad - Vegan Recipe

Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

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[1] Medawar E, Huhn S, Villringer A, Veronica Witte A. The effects of plant-based diets on the body and the brain: a systematic review. Transl Psychiatry. 2019;9(1):226. Published 2019 Sep 12. doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0552-0


Tags

Calcium, Iron, Kale, Recipe


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